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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Fiber Laser Maintenance

Your fiber laser may well be the most complex—not to mention the most expensive—piece of equipment in your fab shop, but it could also be the most neglected as far as regular preventative maintenance goes.

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How To Get an Ideal Bend on a Press Brake

In Search of a Flawless Bend There’s no such thing as a perfect press brake bend—but a skilled fabricator can get very, very close. The key is to resist the temptation to attempt shortcuts, instead of methodically moving through a sequence of steps that involve careful checking, adjusting and checking again to ensure everything is […]

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