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Self-reliance is a vital characteristic that you will need to survive and to thrive. Because of this, you may find yourself challenged with finding the time to learn new skills. Perhaps you are contemplating tackling a DIY project and are considering not only the tools needed to complete the project, but the skills required to ensure its durability. Here are 2 scenarios where you may need a skilled welder to help you with a project. Gate Your home’s gate is the first thing your guests will see when they come and visit you and your family. Looking at your tattered gate, it...

While watching a reality television show in the middle of winter, you begin to feel motivated to build a hot tub for your porch. You picture yourself unwinding and relaxing after a hard day's work and cannot wait to soak those achy muscles in a nice tub full of hot steaming water with a drink in hand. While continuing to watch the television show, a thought suddenly comes to mind. You begin to think about the added energy costs when operating a hot tub. Today, we will talk about 2 ideas that will not use electricity to heat the water...

There's are several welding practices used in steel fabrication. The best method to use depends on the intended use of the finished piece as well as the thickness of the metal itself. The thickness of stainless steel can be greatly reduced if cool rolling is implemented. The process of cool rolling is more labor intensive than hot rolling but produces a thinner slab and a better finish. This is especially important when the project calls for precise dimensions. Hot rolled metals are better suited for bulky projects like railroads and steel beams. Three more common welding methods include: TIG Welding Spot Welding MIG Welding TIG Welding TIG...

Sheet metal can be used for a variety of projects, including tanks, manifolds, flashings, cover, and handmade items that are meticulously fashioned for smaller orders. They may be needed in large batches for your commercial needs. You want to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have chosen a fabrication company that can meet your demands to your specifications. The proper gauge or thickness is essential. All of your measurements must be correct from the beginning, otherwise it is a waste of your time and money. Turn to a business that knows metalwork and fabrication inside and...

There is an endless range of businesses out there that need metal fabricated. Whether large companies creating appliances, machinery, etc, to smaller or individual businesses selling items, many need specialty services like steel fabricators. So the question becomes, how does one go about finding the best option in the industry for their fabrication needs? There are a few simple tips you can follow to ensure you’re finding the best metal fabricators in the industry. Multiple Techniques Implemented The first thing you really want to look at is just how many different techniques a company implements. If they’re only using older methods, for instance,...

Over time, the look of your business's building can significantly deteriorate. Even with the best of care, you are unable to stop the wear and tear that can cause your building to show its age. When you want to improve both its appearance and value, you can bring in skilled contractors who can redesign it. Fabricators who specialize in tube bending can offer services that can be invaluable during a major overhaul of your building's look. Strengthening Parts of Your Building If your building is several decades old, it could be showing its age with the deterioration of key parts like door frames,...

Traditionally, metal decor was reserved for industrial styles and rustic-themed homes. Today, however, custom artwork has become a highly-demanded item and is changing the way that people decorate their homes. Given the right fixture or piece of art, metal can fit into almost any style of design. Whether you’re looking for something stylish and funky or just something functional, here are a few ways to make metal the highlight of your home. Vintage Styles Get your hands on some vintage metal lockers. You can find these for sale all over the place, or even have them custom-made for your home. They would...

Interior finishing is your opportunity to be as creative as possible. When you would like to have a unique space built just for your family or your company, you can work with a welding company to get the best results. There is a way to make a space that is comfortable, cozy and modern at the same time. No matter what you want, a good welder will be very creative and collaborate with you on your new design. 1. Family-Owned Choose a family-owned company that knows how to work with people and give them the service they deserve. We are not here...

Choosing the right metal fabrication company for your brand and business is an essential part of your growth strategy. Here’s how to avoid ending up with the wrong one. Consider their strategy Does the company have an unclear strategy on how to deal with customers? Then that may not be the ideal supplier to partner with. Keep at your search until you find a company that employs effective strategies on how to build relationships with your brand and business. Observe communication Is your supplier leaving you in the dark about your order? That’s the last thing any business would want, the Business2Community says....

Think of spaces that you admire. Do you find yourself gravitating toward structures and rooms that have lots of history, or are you most comfortable in places that are shiny and new? Whatever your answer, chances are that high-quality metalwork helped make that space what it is, and it can improve yours, too. It's All About Craft Somewhere between science and art lies craft. That's what we do. SAMS Fabrications has been in the business of creating custom products for our customers for more than 25 years, and we've learned that every customer needs something different. Our job is to...

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