AUTOMATION & QUALITY ASSURANCE FOR MANUFACTURES IN 2020

Meredith Barnes

IMPLEMENTING ADVANCED OPTICS + 3D SCANNING I have been with US Metal Crafters for a little over a year now. During this time I have seen a number of new updates, new processes, new machinery, and renewed growth. In my opinion, some of the most exciting changes have taken part in our Quality Assurance department.

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In The Press: New Name, New Vision

Meredith Barnes

Over the past year, we’ve garnered attention about the transformation under new US-based ownership and the investments to increase our operating speeds and capabilities. Here’s what we’ve been up to…

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Cigars & Metal Crafting: The Perfect Blend

Meredith Barnes

On my first tour around the US Metal Crafters shop, I learned about some of the unique parts we make. One that really stood out to me as unusual was our cigar barrel clamps. These were not your typical furniture or machine part and another reminder as to how pervasive the metal crafting world is.

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Beginner’s Guide to Laser Cutting

Meredith Barnes

After diving into the three main processes of metal crafting in my previous post “Metal Crafting Guide For Dummies,” I found that lasers had grabbed my focus (pun intended) and wanted to dive deeper. I was, after all, not previously aware that lasers formed a new type of energy, and I wanted to understand more

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Metal Crafting Guide for Dummies

Meredith Barnes

In its simplest terms metal crafting, otherwise known as metalworking, is the process of creating or fashioning metal parts and objects. It gets a bit more complicated as you get into how these parts and objects are actually created. Through my journey to learn more about metal crafting, I discovered there are A LOT of ways to fashion metal…which was a bit overwhelming at first. To help trim things down and understand the “important stuff” I dove into researching the main processes of metal crafting, I’ve broken it down below and created a quick “metal crafting guide for dummies” based on my learnings.

Metal Crafting experts- have a family member or friend who never quite understands exactly what you do? Share this blog post with them and problem solved!

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History of Industrial Metal Crafting

Meredith Barnes

What better place to start than the beginning? I’ve learned how much of an impact metal crafting makes in our daily lives but how did it start and where is the industry headed?

If you’re like me, you’ve only heard about Eli Whitney as the inventor of the Cotton Gin in grade school. So I was surprised to see his name EVERYWHERE when researching the history of manufacturing. In fact, postmodern manufacturing can be traced back to Eli Whitney, the War of 1812, and a contract from the government for 10,000 muskets.

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Not So Heavy Metal Comment Policy

Meredith Barnes

Let’s face it the internet is a bit like the wild west now days. To keep things a bit more lassoed in, let’s have some guidelines for comments here to keep the Not So Heavy Metal Blog a safe haven from buckaroo spammers and yeehaw trolls…you know the kind.

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Meredith’s “Journey To Metal”

Meredith Barnes

Introducing our newest employee Meredith. Keep reading to find out what sparked her interest in industrial metal crafting and how she came to learn how much of an impact it makes on our society today.

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