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Hi there. I’m Nina. Welcome to my website about welding. The process of welding together metal takes a lot more than a hot iron and some metal wire. There are many different machines and practices people use to carefully and skillfully weld together metal. With the right techniques, you can create truly beautiful welds that hold up to the test of time. The strong metal welds are often stronger than the two metal pieces they join together. I would like to use this site to talk about the different types of welding equipment, techniques and safety gear used for this exciting industry. Thanks for visiting.

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Custom Metal Product Considerations

by Matias Keranen

The proposed function of a custom metal product may influence the design, metal type, and hardware that will be essential to properly use the metal material. Custom metal products may be needed to perform certain job duties. They may also be needed to expand an existing product line that features metal materials.

The Design

If you have determined that a metal product will aid with daily operations within your business, you will need to contemplate the design of the item that you will be purchasing through a fabricator. For instance, maybe you have concluded that a metal barrier is needed along a conveyor system or another piece of operational equipment. The initial phase in acquiring a custom product will involve drawing up plans that demonstrate how a product will look and operate once it has been manufactured.

Consider whether or not a metal item will need straight or rounded edges. Contemplate the shape and thickness of the metal. If your metal product will need to contain multiple metal pieces that are attached together, prepare a diagram that demonstrates this essential characteristic.

The Metal Material

Metals are constructed of various elements that may have an influence on the tensile strength, flexibility, and durability of a custom product. For instance, if you are going to be purchasing a custom material that will be installed outdoors, you will need to seek a metal product that is weather-resistant and non-corrosive. If you are going to be mass-producing products that will each contain a metal component, you may be concerned about the cost of custom materials.

If you would like to keep costs under control, seek a metal material that is cost-effective. The company that will be fabricating the custom metal products can furnish you with a list of the metal products that they have available. This list may define the properties of the metal products and provide pricing information. Compare the metals, to determine which one will be both aesthetically pleasing and suitable for the applications that it will be used for.

The Hardware

Metal products that are going to be attached to another surface may require the use of hardware. Determining the range of motion that a metal product will have may influence the hardware type and the number of hardware pieces that will be essential for the product to operate properly.

If a metal item is going to be immobile, hardware pieces will need to be sturdy enough to hold the metal in place. The fabricator will also need to know where hole placements will be located on metal. This will help them determine what type of hardware to use when manufacturing your custom metal product.

For more information about custom metal fabrication, contact an industrial equipment supplier.