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  • Residential Stainless Steel

    8.19.2019

    One of the hottest trends in the home today is the use of stainless steel. Stainless steel is not only a highly attractive option in residences, but the benefits of the material are also numerous. Explore the many uses of stainless steel around the home and get ready to revitalize! Stainless Fabricators specializes in the following for your residential needs: Kitchens Bathrooms Outdoor Kitchens Work Tables Mud Rooms Laundry Rooms ...



  • Integral Stainless Steel Sinks

    8.12.2019

    A stainless steel integral sink is a popular option for both the bathroom and the kitchen. There's a lot to love about this setup. A stainless steel countertop with a built-in sink makes for a smooth, seamless, and contemporary appearance. It's also easy to clean! And the benefits don't end there. Of course, as with so many decisions during the design process, there are a few things to consider before committing. Read on for the benefits to having an integral sink.  Integral si...



  • Metal Finishers

    8.05.2019

    Metal Finishers Metal finishers are the artist of any fabrication operation. Finishers master the finesse needed to perform the transformation of products from an unfinished state to a flawlessly completed product. What appears to be the simplest of tasks, if improperly done, can destroy the cosmetic appearance of the finished product. Often the artful skill of their workmanship provides the foundation of a superior paint finish but not in all cases. Our prominence in the finishing of S...



  • Custom Metal Fabrication vs. Stock Metal Fabrication

    7.29.2019

    When developing a new product for market, custom metal fabrication provides the ideal solution for getting from concept to physical product. Custom metal fabrication can also be the best process for improving the design of an existing product to lower production costs, enhance quality, or address defects. Custom Metal Fabrication vs Stock Metal Fabrication In the fabrication process, a variety of metals are cut, shaped, or molded to create a variety of stock metal components includ...



  • Choosing a Metal Fabrication Supplier

    7.22.2019

    What You Should Look for When Choosing a Metal Fabrication Supplier When you are looking for a production partner or need a prototype to launch a new product, finding the right metal fabrication supplier is crucial to the success of your project. If you choose a metal fabrication supplier not qualified nor well-matched with your metal fabricating needs it could cost you in terms of product issues, delivery problems, or unnecessary and unforeseen expense. Let’s look at four critic...



  • What role does software, like AutoCAD, have in stainless steel fabrication?

    7.15.2019

    Modern stainless steel fabrication relies upon a variety of advanced technologies for increased precision and efficiency -- and this is what makes it one of the best choices for all industries, ranging from medical facilities to laboratory settings. AutoCAD and other similar software solutions are used throughout the development and manufacturing process to streamline and improve upon the process of fabrication. These software solutions can be utilized for everything from ra...



  • Benefits of Stainless Steel Caswork in a Laboratory Setting

    7.08.2019

          Stainless Steel is the gold standard in terms of function and looks. For many customers, stainless steel feels like a luxury that’s overwhelming for a project that has to be completed within budget. As a customer, you want the best, most efficient options possible for your new or renovated laboratory. Stainless Steel is at the top of the list for many reasons. Stainless Steel is an investment in the future ...



  • 6 ways that stainless steel fabrication can help you create the perfect outdoor kitchen

    7.01.2019

    Outdoor kitchens allow you to enjoy the splendor and beauty of nature while preparing delicious meals for yourself, your family, and for treasured friends. But, as you know, the elements can wreak havoc with conventional cooking equipment. That's why stainless steel is such an incredible material. It offers all the durability and weather resistance you could ever want at a price you can afford. Here's why we say that: 1. Stainless steel's high alloy content shrugs off the effects of ...



  • Type 304 vs Type 316 Stainless Steel

    6.06.2019

    Type 304 and Type 316 are the most popular and widely used types of stainless steel. From sight, it’s extremely difficult to tell the difference between the grades as they look identical. The biggest difference between type 304 and 316 is molybdenum. This is present in type 316 stainless steel. It is a chemical element used for the strengthening and hardening of steel. The main function of molybdenum in type 316 stainless steel is to resist corrosion from chlorides. Type 316 has mor...



  • Introduction to Stainless Steel

    2.12.2019

    Unlike iron, which has been in use for over a thousand years, stainless steel is a relative newcomer to the materials science world, having first been produced a little over 100 years ago. This may seem hard to believe at first, given the ubiquity of the metal in almost every facet of modern life, but this is simply a testament to what an important breakthrough stainless steel was. The metal has revolutionized the modern world and has found applications in almost every manufacturing sector...