A Match Made in Fabricating Heaven: Laser Cutting + Forming

Meredith Barnes

Valentine’s Day is a time to recognize the perfect partner in your life. So we thought, why not take a moment to celebrate the match of Laser Cutting + Press Brake forming. So what makes this such a good match? Fast, efficient, & clean laser cutting + automated press brake bending means we can manufacturer

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Cleaning & Pretreatment in Industrial Powder Coating

Meredith Barnes

Over the past two years at US Metal Crafters I have witnessed our continued commitment to invest in our facility and processes so that we can offer a full metal crafting solution under one roof. As an OEM supplier, many of the parts and components that we produce require specialty finishing. To ensure quality and

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Everything You Need to Know About Metal Stamping

Meredith Barnes

Metal stamping—also sometimes referred to as metal pressing—is a manufacturing process that employs specialized stamping dies to shape and cut parts and products from flat sheets of metal. It is used to produce a wide range of components for various industries and industrial applications. The following article provides an overview of the process, including the

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Leveraging LinkedIn to Generate Sales

Meredith Barnes

As the Marketing Manager of US Metal Crafters, I spend a good amount of time on LinkedIn building our company profile. While LinkedIn is an incredible tool for businesses, sales representatives can also turn their LinkedIn profile into a sales generating machine.  So incredible that we hosted a LinkedIn Webinar for all of our sales

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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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What does it take to be a Tool and Die maker?

Meredith Barnes

To be a successful Tool & Die maker, you need to be organized and very detailed oriented. There is a lot of precision work with Tool & Die as tolerance is as small as one-thousandth.

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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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