Understanding the Yield Strength of Metal

Metallurgy 101 It doesn’t take a new press brake operator long on the job to realize that mastering the art of metal bending requires a bit more than comprehending how to press a button. While a CNC machine takes much of the guesswork out of the process of forming a specific part from a workpiece, […]

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Cold Rolled vs. Hot Rolled Steel

Running Hot and Cold When you need to order cold rolled or hot rolled steel for your next fabrication project, it’s important to buy the right kind to match the job. Not only are there four major types or groups of steel (carbon, alloy, stainless, and tool steel), the World Steel Association has identified over […]

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Plate Roll Rules

Compiling the Rules of the Roll It is incumbent on every metal fabricator (including plate roll operators) to create and continually update a list of guidelines, tips, tricks, safe shortcuts, and rules about each type of metalworking process and operation that they perform. While some will be general for any model of a certain type […]

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