Are you exploring metal finishing options for your enclosure? This month’s metal enclosure design tips post focuses on all aspects of metal finishing. If you missed September’s tips on metal joining techniques and the differences between welding, mechanical joining and adhesive bonding, check it out here. Metal finishing generally refers to an operation that alters a metal’s surface to achieve the desired property, whether it’s
What’s the worst case scenario for an engineer designing a metal enclosure or cabinet? Its structural integrity failing. The metal thickness used in an enclosure directly impacts its structural integrity, and poor structural integrity can compromise your design. If you’re unsure what metal thickness to use for your product, we’re here to help! After reading, you will have a better understanding of metal thicknesses, how they differ between metal types, how to measure different metals and how to choose a gauge/thickness for your project. For quick reference, we’ve created a downloadable desk guide for metal gauges. Take me
Maysteel’s transparent polycarbonate Germ Guard barrier is ideal for retail environments, point of sale locations, commercial locations, and high traffic areas to help protect employees and customers Maysteel Industries, LLC (“Maysteel”), a complex sheet metal fabricator headquartered in Wisconsin, announced the launch of their polycarbonate Germ Guard accessory line to help prevent the spread of
Custom sheet metal enclosures present unique challenges, and qualifying a custom metal fabricator for your short-list can be difficult. Here is a punch list of questions to ask your potential fabricator around three critical elements for success: Industry Expertise & Proven Success Footprint/Supply Chain Strength In-house Capability Questions to ask on industry expertise & proven
Metal fabrication has a centuries old history. We know humans began working with metal nearly 9,000 years BEFORE Jesus. In fact, the earliest known metal mining operation dates back to a copper pendant found in Iraq that appears to have been fabricated in 8,700 BCE. Early man saw metal and metalworking as a skill initially
Thousands of people will fly into Oshkosh at the end of July for the annual Experimental Aircraft Association Airventure. This week, Kettle Moraine EAA Chapter 1158 will host “Air Camp” in preparation for the EAA AirVenture and Maysteel will be there for an exciting event we help with every year: The Sheet Metal Project Build.
Those of us involved in metal forming on a daily basis often take for granted the history of how we got to where we are; taking pieces of metal and forming them into the shapes we need was a huge step in human evolution. How we make ideas made in metal now has come a