Metal Forming Processes: Techniques, Industries, & Use Cases

Metal forming processes are an essential part of our society, and without them, our society would come to a grinding halt.

The products and components created by the different metal shaping techniques are used in creating everything from scaffolding and heavy machinery, to designing and creating[...]

Mixing Materials in Architectural Design

Mixing materials in architectural design isn't a new concept. In fact, architects have been designing schools, museums, cathedrals, and nearly every other building using a mix of materials for centuries. 

Combining different materials in architecture will end up playing a major role in the[...]

Benefits of Non-Ferrous Metals in Architectural Design

Non-ferrous metals are what brought us out of the Stone Age and into the Copper and Bronze Ages. From 4500 B.C. to 1500 B.C., copper and bronze dominated our primitive manufacturing systems.

Despite iron claiming the title as the most popular alternative for tools, weapons, and armor in 1500[...]

A Metal Moulding Installation Guide for Wary Contractors & Designers

The partnership between architect/designer and installer/contractor is often one of compromise, and stress. When it comes to decorative mouldings, the choice to use metal in place of traditional wood mouldings can raise an eyebrow or two. But today’s decorative metal mouldings offer an[...]

Metal Forming Services: Roll Forming, Press Brake, Stamping, Extrusion

There are four main metal forming services used in the manufacturing industry today: press braking, stamping, extrusion, and roll forming. Each of these forming methods has distinct advantages and disadvantages, so choosing the best service for your application will rely on quite a few factors.

Roll Forming Design Guide for Sheet Metal Components

People not familiar with roll forming usually need some education regarding the machines’ capabilities and limitations -- even people who regularly work in sheet metal forming. There’s a reason skilled roll form engineers are a coveted resource --- this is complicated stuff.

4 Elegant Mouldings and Finishing Ideas in Copper, Bronze & Brass

Finishing is the process of treating the exterior of a metal by applying a protective layer or unique aesthetic touch to its surface. There are numerous types of metal finishing processes that attain a variety of results -- many of which can add architectural value.

Can Copper Antimicrobial Products Make Hospitality Design Safer?

The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way many of us think about architectural design and materials.

Copper Welding: Interior Door Casing, Seamless Crown Moulding, & More

(Photo courtesy Miller Welds)

Can you weld copper? Absolutely. The trick is establishing the ideal joining method for your application.

Roll Forming Advantages: How to Cut Costs with Efficiency

Since the turn of the 20th century -- or perhaps much earlier -- roll forming has been used to quickly and cost-effectively produce metal parts for many industries.

One clutch roll forming advantage is that it's a highly repeatable metal fabrication process. The machine pulls a coiled strip[...]

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