We wanted to bring back our most popular post to provide a cutting-edge look at the advantages of stainless steel (originally published in October 2017). Stainless steel is one the most popular choices for material construction. For centuries, stainless steel…
Sheet metal can be bent, curled, punched, stamped, spun, cut, welded, or stretched to form the desired shape and structure of its manufacturer. This high level of versatility makes sheet metal a go-to material across a wide variety of industries which require some sort of customized fabrication.
Superior Steel Fabrication is here to go over the basic techniques of sheet metal fabrication.
It may seem that sheet metal fabricators and ironworkers have similar jobs. Both are highly skilled trades, but they actually have different skill sets and utilize different tools and materials. Typically, ironwork is more structural and sheet metal fabrication is more functional.
Steel is the most recycled material in the world. Steel is 100% recyclable and can be recycled continuously, at any point of its life, and does not lose any of its strength or durability. At Superior Steel Fabrication, we strive…
Powder coating is a high-quality finish made from particles of pigment and resin that is applied with an electrostatic spray gun. The charged powder particles adhere to the electrically grounded surfaces until the powder is heated in a curing oven and fused into a smooth coating. Powder coating protects the roughest, toughest machinery. It provides a more durable finish than liquid paints can offer, while still providing an attractive finish.
Whenever working with metal, rust presents a challenge not only to appearance but also to the piece’s overall structural integrity.
Whenever iron is exposed to oxygen, whether present in the air or in water, there is a chance that rust and corrosion will start to take hold.
Rather than combating rust once it has formed, it’s best to do your best to prevent it from forming in the first place.
Stainless steel is used today in a wide variety of different ways. When deciding what type of finish needed for stainless steel, it’s important to know which options best align with the end use case for that particular piece of…