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The History of Steel: Part One

Steel is one of the most common metals that EVS fabricates. Archeologists and historians believe that steel has been being produced for almost 4000 years; this makes sense, as that puts the timeline at the beginning of the Iron Age — iron being the primary element used to manufacture steel. The history of steel is … Continue reading “The History of Steel: Part One”

EVS Metal Facility Spotlight: Pflugerville (Austin), Texas

EVS Metal’s headquarters may be in New Jersey, but we are fortunate to have three other large metal fabrication and manufacturing facilities across the United States, including Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, and Texas. Our Texas facility is where we are shining our spotlight today. Conveniently located in Pflugerville, just outside of Austin, EVS-TX comprises 43,000 square … Continue reading “EVS Metal Facility Spotlight: Pflugerville (Austin), Texas”

Spotlight on Metal Fabrication Careers: Quality Control (QC)

When most people think of careers in metal fabrication and manufacturing, they tend to focus on positions like machinist or welder. But there are many jobs that have nothing to do with machine operation or physically fabricating end products in some way. In the past, we’ve discussed the impact and importance of positions in industrial … Continue reading “Spotlight on Metal Fabrication Careers: Quality Control (QC)”

Ferrous vs Non-Ferrous Metals: What’s the Difference?

If you remember your high school chemistry class, you may recall that the symbol for iron on the periodic table is Fe. This is an abbreviation of the Latin word for iron, Ferrum, and the word from which we ultimately get the term “ferrous.” When comparing ferrous and non-ferrous metals, the key difference is that … Continue reading “Ferrous vs Non-Ferrous Metals: What’s the Difference?”

EVS Metal Salutes our Veterans

In honor of our Veterans, here is a list of facts about this important day, courtesy of educational site Ducksters.com: What does Veterans Day celebrate?  Veterans Day is held in honor of all those who served in the United States Armed Forces. This is different from Memorial Day which honors those who died while serving.  When is … Continue reading “EVS Metal Salutes our Veterans”

More Fun with Metal Fabrication Facts

  Metal fabrication, in some form, has existed for centuries — even millennia, depending on the definition being used. There is an incredible history and plenty of intriguing information and stories available. Last week, we began our list of fabrication fun facts, and during our research, found more than a single blog could easily hold. … Continue reading “More Fun with Metal Fabrication Facts”

Metal Fabrication Fun Facts: Part One

Metal fabrication, in some form, has existed for centuries — even millennia, depending on the definition being used. There is an incredible history and plenty of intriguing information and stories available. And while it’s easy for us to get excited about just about every aspect of metal fabrication, we can understand why your average man (or … Continue reading “Metal Fabrication Fun Facts: Part One”

Women in Welding: Tiffany Orff

If you are in the metal fabrication industry, and especially if you are a welder, The Fabricator’s Josh Welton is definitely someone you should be following. His articles almost always put a personal touch on welding by focusing on personal stories or covering areas of human interest. One of Josh’s most recent articles featured an … Continue reading “Women in Welding: Tiffany Orff”

Metal Fabrication: Tips for Keeping Costs Low

There are a number of factors that can impact the cost of metal fabrication. At EVS Metal, we take into consideration a wide variety of potential influences before we make a decision on the best processes for any given project. Below, we’ll take a look at two of the most important elements we examine before … Continue reading “Metal Fabrication: Tips for Keeping Costs Low”

Is the Skills Gap in Metal Fabrication Hiring Real?

Another great piece by The Fabricator’s Editor-in-Chief, Dan Davis. In it, he discusses his belief that more honesty is necessary when talking about career opportunities in manufacturing. Why? It’s apparently a common theme in hiring that as manufacturing employers try and woo new employees, that they may exaggerate the facts about careers, which is, in … Continue reading “Is the Skills Gap in Metal Fabrication Hiring Real?”