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Custom Metal Fabrication Project Spotlight: Beer Tank

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 17, 2017 12:45:00 PM

Many beer fans might assume that beer tanks are coming out of some factory or huge company (or they may not even think about it all). However, the truth is much more interesting. Here in Connecticut, as a premier metal fabrication company, we have worked to service the demand for malt/beer tanks that are better welded for brewing than the typical options on the market.

For many breweries, a tank is a tank. Many tanks are stainless steel cylinders with cone shaped bottoms, imported cheaply from China; yet, there's growing demand from some brewers who want to go above and beyond the typical brewing fare.

At CAMM Metals, we're proud to have worked on the construction of a malt/beer tank. Our beer tank project required us to use every skill, tool, and technique at our disposal. From the start, the project required 3D Engineering, Waterjet Cutting, Sawcutting, CNC Machining, Bending and Rolling, Welding and Weld Inspection, Assembly and Finishing.

Continue reading to learn about the processes involved in the custom creation of a malt/beer tank and be sure to check our blog frequently for more project spotlights!

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, MIG Welding, Waterjet Cutting, Project Spotlight, Forming

6 Benefits of Galvanizing in Metal Fabrication Projects

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 17, 2017 10:40:00 AM

Galvanizing is a process used by many reputable metal fabricators. It allows fabricators to properly protect steel using an effective and efficient process. There are many reasons to choose galvanizing over other protective coating methods. Here are the benefits of galvanizing for metal fabrication projects.

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, Galvanization, Galvanization Services

14 Tips to Minimize Welding Distortion

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 5, 2017 1:15:00 PM

During the welding process, the weld metal and the adjacent base metal will expand and contract throughout the heating and cooling cycle. During these cycles, it’s inevitable that some distortion will occur due to the movement of the metal. However, it’s important to take steps to minimize this distortion whenever possible. Here are some tips to minimize welding distortion.

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, Welding, Welding Distortion

Why Should One Metal Fabrication Company Handle My Entire Project?

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 3, 2017 10:11:00 AM

Metal fabrication is a very involved process. From cutting to welding to polishing, there are many different operations involved in the metal fabrication process. Although there are different companies that can handle different parts of the job, for the best product it’s better to deal with a single, all-encompassing metal fabrication company. Here are some reasons why you should use one metal fabrication company to handle your entire project.

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, local metal fabricator

What Materials Can be Cut With a Waterjet?

Posted by CAMM Metals on Jul 26, 2017 10:01:00 AM

Waterjet cutting is a unique, highly effective process to produce clean cuts in various materials. Because there is no heat involved, it’s a great way to avoid heat damage and distortion while ensuring a smooth, clean cut. Although many people associate waterjets with metal, there are many different materials that can benefit from waterjet cutting. Here is an description of different materials that can be cut with a waterjet.

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, Waterjet Cutting

What are the Benefits Of Working with a Local Metal Fabricator?

Posted by CAMM Metals on Jul 13, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Working in the heavy industry, especially an area that requires some kind of metal fabrication means the pursuit of two characteristics; reliability and efficiency. When you have a product or component that needs to be manufactured for your business, you need to make sure that that it is created in a way that is both cost-effective, and easily repeatable.

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, Manufacturing, local metal fabricator

Why Pressure Matters in Abrasive Waterjet Cutting

Posted by CAMM Metals on Jul 11, 2017 11:16:00 AM

As the 20th century inched towards its close, a very novel concept came into being for use in metal fabrication. Up until the 1980s, water had generally been regarded as a useful substance in industrial settings, largely for its cleaning or cooling properties. No one really thought of water as something that could rival the power a good saw, or a welding torch in terms of penetrating and cutting materials.

And yet, in the 1980s, that’s exactly what happened. That clear, harmless fluid that was used for many different purposes both personally and professionally underwent a radical transformation. When channeled through the right kind of technology, a stream of water turned from something used for pleasant showers into an incredible kinetic force capable of making clean, precise cuts through metal.

Now, in the 21st century, the use of waterjets, especially abrasive waterjets, is a well understood, widely used industrial technology. And the secret to the success of this new technique is all about physics and the use of pressure.

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, Waterjet Cutting

Top 5 Challenges In CNC Machining Explained

Posted by CAMM Metals on Jul 10, 2017 1:15:00 PM

CNC machining has become one of the most important and efficient means of handling metal fabrication tasks in modern American industry. This is because the technology itself is a combination of sophisticated software programming married to advanced mechanical engineering to produce a system known as “computer numerical control,” or CNC.

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, CNC Machining

Common Mistakes to Avoid With Stainless Steel Fabrication

Posted by CAMM Metals on Jun 29, 2017 2:05:00 PM

Stainless steel fabrication is a complicated process. It’s important that it’s done right in order to create quality products. There are many mistakes that a steel fabricator could make, both on a production level and on a larger scale. Read below to learn about the common mistakes that you should avoid with stainless steel fabrication. 

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, stainless steel fabrication

Warning Signs To Watch For When Seeking a Metal Fabrication Company

Posted by CAMM Metals on Jun 28, 2017 12:53:00 PM

Establishing and growing successful manufacturing partnerships can be a challenge, especially when you’re on the hunt for a metal fabrication partner. Some companies prioritize bulk production runs at a lower cost, while others focus on smaller business with more options for customization.

Simply put, it’s a wast of customer time and money if the partnership isn’t mutually beneficial.

This post provides a brief overview of several red flags, indicating the need to be cautious when researching a metal fabrication partner. At CAMM metals, you can always request a quote and we’re happy to guide you through both your project and the manufacturing process with you.  

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Topics: Metal Fabrication

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