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Welcome to the Latest Metalworks blog! Come stay awhile; we have lots to share! The metalworking world can be pretty tricky to navigate. We’re here to help bring your fabricated metal projects to life, all sharp and precise, like edge steel. Keep scrolling to see our educational and informative pieces on metal forming, engineering fabrication, and more, below.

Anodizing—Adding Strength and Color to Metal

Anodizing—Adding Strength and Color to Metal

Anodizing is the electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. We call it a finish that makes a project pop with color, better wear resistance and no electric conductivity.  Which...

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Fabrication Fixtures: What, When, and How

Fabrication Fixtures: What, When, and How

Fabrication fixtures are the unsung heroes of the manufacturing process. They’re so important that they’re key to ensuring welding precision and efficiency. Merriam-Webster defines fixturing as “the process or means by which an object is supported and secured during a...

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The Essential Guide to Galvanizing

The Essential Guide to Galvanizing

Galvanizing is a critical process in the metalworking industry. It is known for its effectiveness in protecting steel and iron from corrosion. This protective process extends the life of metal products and enhances their durability and performance in harsh...

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Harnessing 3D Scanning in the Metalworking Industry

Harnessing 3D Scanning in the Metalworking Industry

3D scanning has become a transformative technology in the swiftly evolving digital era, especially in the metalworking industry. This method uses advanced equipment to convert physical objects' precise dimensions and contours into digital "maps" or three-dimensional...

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The Downside to Using Stainless Steel

The Downside to Using Stainless Steel

Despite its numerous advantages, stainless steel is not without its downsides. Its initial cost can be higher than that of other materials, owing to the complex manufacturing process and the cost of alloying elements like nickel and chromium. Stainless steel can also...

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Laser Cutting: Advantages & Considerations

Laser Cutting: Advantages & Considerations

Laser cutting is a pivotal technology in manufacturing and design, revolutionizing the way materials are cut and shaped. This comprehensive exploration highlights the numerous benefits of laser cutting and delves into its potential drawbacks, offering a balanced...

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Corten Steel: The Enduring Appeal of Weathered Steel

Corten Steel: The Enduring Appeal of Weathered Steel

Corten steel, known as weathering steel, has become popular in modern architecture and design. This steel alloy is distinguished by its ability to form a stable, rust-like appearance when exposed to the weather. This unique characteristic gives it an aesthetically...

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Waterjet Cutting Vs. Laser Cutting

Waterjet Cutting Vs. Laser Cutting

Laser cutting and waterjet cutting are two widely used methods in the world of manufacturing and fabrication. Both technologies have distinct characteristics, benefits, and best-use scenarios. Understanding their differences can help you choose the right method for a...

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Industry Tips

Industry Tips

When choosing a metal fabricator to spearhead your next big project, trust a professional who has expertise in serving a diverse clientele. We have 30+ years of experience in metal fabrication services in Murrieta, California, serving motorsports, hospitality,...

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Metal Fabrication Machines

Metal Fabrication Machines

AMADA Fiberoptic Laser  Our team specializes in using the most efficient laser cutting machine on the market: the AMADA fiberoptic laser. With this beast on our side, machining rapid and precise fabrication results in deliverables that guarantee quick turnaround time,...

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Industries We Serve

Industries We Serve

Hospitality We serve the hospitality industry by providing unique or niche environment aesthetics that enhance the guest experience. Whether in food and beverage, travel and lodging, or recreation, we provide architectural components that are timeless in design and...

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Project Spotlights

Project Spotlights

Golden State Warriors - Warriors Shop   We created a retail hoop chandelier for the Golden State Warriors at the Warriors Shop, a 10,000 square foot store featuring the latest Nike gear and the largest selection of Warriors apparel in Thrive City's plaza in San...

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