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What is a Coping Machine?

Posted On: May 28, 2019

In the metalworking industry we use a common term called “Coping” to describe the process of cutting reliefs into parts thus allowing for proper fitting of ...

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The Top 9 Reasons Every Fab Shop Needs a 3D Printer

Posted On: April 5, 2019

Additive Manufacturing (aka 3D Printing) started out as a gimmicky cute toy for prototyping rather useless items for metal fabricators out of low-quality ABS ...

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How to Avoid The Top 4 Press Brake Bending Problems

Posted On: March 26, 2019

During the operation of a press brake you will soon realize that bending metals is anything but exact.  There are many factors related to press brake bending ...

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Waterjets to Laser Cutting - Taking the Step

Posted On: December 4, 2018

Many Fabrication Shops around the country have started with little more than a Welder and a Bandsaw, but these shops also possessed the drive to grow their ...

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Andy Kamashian

Folders or Press Brakes? How to Choose

Posted On: November 8, 2018

So you’re in the market for a new metal forming machine? Maybe you have a press brake already or are thinking of adding another—but, is another press brake ...

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Do I Need a Sheet Metal Folding Machine or Press Brake?

Posted On: October 18, 2018

There are many different kinds of fabrication equipment on the market intended to bend or shape metal in various ways. One question that the team here at SFMS ...

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Everything You Need to Know About Waterjet Accuracy for Precision Cutting

Posted On: October 16, 2018

In many machine shops, the accuracy of a process can be vital for ensuring the functionality of a completed part or product. For example, manufacturers ...

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Andy Kamashian

An Introduction to Lasers

Posted On: October 4, 2018

Laser cutting is a relatively new form of sheet metal shape cutting. Without a traditional “tool,” the cuts can be very small and precise. This process also ...

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