Solving Complex Part Challenges With Offline Programming

In broad terms, three current factors in the metal fabrication industry highlight the benefits of offline programming. We will briefly explore these factors, explain offline programming and its benefits, and finish by seeing how Badger Sheet Metal Works incorporates this technology into its operations where applicable. Industry Challenges Staffing Shortage: A significant challenge faced by


The Pivotal Press Brake: How BSMW Elevates the Use of a Shop-Floor Staple

Across history, technological advancement is the fuel that powers growth and expansion in industrial trades. Custom metal fabrication is no exception. Over the last 100 years, metal fabrication technologies evolved to drastically change how companies form and weld metal. Among these advances is the advent of the hydraulic press brake. Press Brake Bending and Forming


Meet the Team: An Interview with BSMW’s LFAB Team Lead, Andy Copley

Badger Sheet Metal Works (BSMW) is a custom and OEM metal fabrication company that employs approximately 100 people of diverse talents. The vital work completed by BSMW’s team members supports businesses across a wide range of industries, including food and dairy, mining, petroleum, material handling, packaging and beverage. Proud of the people who create its



The Benefits Laser Cutting Brings to Your Metal Fabrication Project

The use of laser technology has become synonymous with precision, and for good reason. Laser cutting, for example, is accurate and versatile, able to produce nearly any shape in a variety of metals. Its range of unique attributes surpasses waterjet cutting, die cutting, and other thermal methods, proving transformative in industrial manufacturing. How does the


What Makes BSMW an Expert in Stainless Steel Fabrication?

Stainless steel is a versatile metal noted for its brilliant finish and strength. As an iron-based alloy containing at least 10.5 percent chromium, this combination metal is more resistant to corrosion than normal steel and can be easily machined and shaped for custom applications. Stainless steel is sometimes overlooked by engineers and drafters because of


5 Reasons to Become a Press Brake Operator

When thinking of the metal fabrication industry, one’s mind may conjure images of a dirty shop floor with workers handling dangerous equipment. In reality, modern metal fabricators like Badger Sheet Metal Works have become leaders in innovation and using emerging technology, making the shop floor one of the cleanest and safest places to be employed. 


Badger Sheet Metal Works Tackles Large-Scale Projects Through Integrated Machining Services

Badger Sheet Metal Works (BSMW) takes great pride in providing high-quality custom stainless-steel fabrication and metal fabrication for customers near and far in wide-ranging industries. The company leverages large-scale lifting capabilities to complete projects of varying sizes in its custom 110,000 sq. ft. facility. Building on a history that stretches back nearly a century, BSMW


6 Essential Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Sheet Metal Fabricator

Sheet metal fabrication projects have high stakes. By the time a business is looking for a sheet metal fabricator, ownership has likely invested considerable time and money into product development. Finding the right partner can often be the difference between that investment turning into a profit or becoming a financial burden compounded by a host


Finishing Strong with Badger Sheet Metal Works

Metal fabrication includes cutting, welding, forming and machining sheets of metal, but the process doesn’t end there. Finishing operations, as the name implies, are the final step of fabrication and are vital to turning out a quality product. Rust and corrosion control, protection against heat/environmental damage and enhanced, branded aesthetics are all elements of metal


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