The stainless steel finish of a fabrication project is no less important than the steel’s grade or form, because the finish is most likely to impact aesthetics, performance and safety. Each finish leaves a unique look, and some also help the steel stay clean and hold up to environmental factors. Brushed finishes are more resistant … The Right Finish: What’s the Best Choice for Your Stainless Steel Project?
Aluminum is one of the most widely used metals in the world; it’s a component in soda cans, jet engines, and warships to name just a few examples. But that hasn’t always been the case, despite it being the most frequently found compound in the earth’s crust. Relatively inexpensive in modern times, aluminum was considered … From Precious Commodity to Plentifully Common: How Aluminum Became the World’s Go-To Metal
Over the last century, welding has become one of the most essential technical skills in the metal fabrication industry. The process uses heat and/or pressure to fuse pieces of material together. Welders need specialized equipment to complete their tasks properly but must also decide on what technique to use depending on the demands of their … TIG vs MIG Welding – Which is Right for Your Project?
Known for its precision and reliability, the press brake is one of the oldest types of equipment used on the metal fabrication floor. A complex and versatile tool, it is capable of completing dozens of different bends in materials of varied thicknesses. Though, that complexity does come with a downside. Even the tiniest mistake in design, programming … Sheet Metal Bending: Critical Engineering Considerations
Workplace safety is all about prevention and training—to eliminate as much as possible any chance of employees getting hurt or sick. Proper implementation requires participation from every team member and constant vigilance. Though some view safety procedures as an impediment to profitability, research shows they significantly improve efficiency and quality. “A safe workplace is a … 4 Steps BSMW Takes to Ensure Safety and Productivity at its Facility
“Quality” is a word used often in the business world. Seen frequently in advertisements, companies love to boast that their quality can’t be beat. But what does the term actually mean? With its broad, intangible definition and constant usage, the word “quality” risks becoming white noise in a sea of business jargon. CEOs know without … BSMW Keeps Quality Levels High Through Comprehensive Review System
The COVID-19 pandemic has strained the metal fabrication industry, as mounting supply chain problems threaten shipping and production. Badger Sheet Metal Works continues to address these challenges head-on, managing costs and output by leveraging ingenuity. Among the solutions is one with a notably large impact: automation. Automation is a term used often in metal fabrication … BSMW Augments Safety, Quality and Productivity Through Automation
The main question facing most high school graduates is “now what?” Finding a rewarding career is a challenging task that requires you to weigh your skills and interests against the current makeup of the job market. Some may aspire to be doctors, engineers, lawyers, or astronauts. Welding, though, is a career path lacking the attention … 5 Reasons to Consider a Career in Welding
Employees at Badger Sheet Metal Works (BSMW) had a blast racing against other local companies in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin (BBBS). The Miles for Matches presented by Prevea event last month combined fitness with fundraising to raise awareness about the programs benefitting the organization’s Bigs and Littles. BSMW put pedal … BSMW Spins 179 Miles to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin
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 … Solving Complex Part Challenges With Offline Programming