From home decor to a growing number of commercial applications, decorative metal trim is setting trends in a variety of environments. It’s a great way to create a high-end look with a relatively small amount of material.
Most contractors have seen and done it all. But when it comes to installing trim moulding, many of them have limited experience with metal.
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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.
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.
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.
The coronavirus pandemic has forever changed the way many of us think about architectural design and materials.
Can you weld copper? Absolutely. The trick is establishing the ideal joining method for your application.