How to Prepare Your Fab Shop for a New Machine

Make Ready for Your Machine The purchase has been finalized; the ink has dried on the agreement; the down payment has been made. You are now committed to take possession of your brand-new metalworking machine (or newly acquired piece of used equipment). Being past the point of turning back without incurring a costly restocking fee, […]

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Do I Buy New or Used Machines?

To Buy New, or To Buy Used? That Is the Question Which is the better choice for a fabrication shop—buying new or used machines? The answer, frankly, is “yes”—both are better choices in different circumstances. While modern fab shops may want to have the best and the brightest new machines on their floor to show […]

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Fab Shop Needs vs. Wants

Foundational Principles A metal fabrication business can get started in a number of ways: a fabricator employed at another shop decides to launch off on their own; a home hobbyist realizes he can make money doing work for others; or perhaps an HVAC contractor wants to explore opportunities by working with heavier materials. Sometimes a […]

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