There are a lot of factors that contribute to any given metal fabrication project, and the more you know the better prepared you’ll be to tackle your project. In this article, we’re going to highlights some of our informational metal fabrication videos.
Locating features provide a perfect solution for locating component parts when integrated into the part design. The use of locating features can remove tooling expenses, shorten assembly times and improve process repeatability. In this article, we’re going to discuss the use of locating features in your part design to eliminate the need for fixtures and tooling.
Spot welding is process of passing electrical current through two pieces of metal that are sandwiched between electrodes. The current passing through the metal causes the metal to melt at that precise spot, creating a weld joint – hence the name “spot weld.”
Simply put, tolerance is the amount of variability that is acceptable in the manufacturing process. All manufacturing processes have variability, and tolerances allow a designer to define acceptable limits. If the tolerance range is set too wide, the part may not work. If the tolerance range is set too narrow, then manufacturing costs will rise. Tighter tolerances don not guarantee better parts, only potentially more expensive parts.
Press hardware is specially designed hardware that is permanently attached to sheet metal components by inserting the hardware into a hole in the sheet metal, applying pressure into the hardware base and pressing it into the metal.
Custom Metal Fabrication in Minnesota
At Data Metalcraft, Inc. we offer custom metal fabrication services to customers in Minnesota and throughout the Midwest. Our team will partner with you to provide individualized service. We will guide you through each step in the metal fabrication process and work within your specified budget. Contact us today to learn more about the services we offer or to get started with your metal fabrication project! We are located in Arlington, Minnesota, but we work with customers across the state of Minnesota and greater Midwest.