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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?”

Roll Forming as a Bending Process in a Metal Fabrication Environment

Last week, we detailed the advantages of press braking, comparing it to roll forming as a metal fabrication bending process. Although they have little in common, other than process category, both are important and have many uses. More than anything, choosing one over the other depends mainly on the end product undergoing fabrication. This week, … Continue reading “Roll Forming as a Bending Process in a Metal Fabrication Environment”

Press Braking vs. Roll Forming in Metal Fabrication

Press braking and roll forming are both types of metal bending and forming, but besides the fact that they both fall under the same basic process type, they have little else in common. Both processes are important, and both have distinct advantages and disadvantages, and their appropriate use depends entirely on the end product being … Continue reading “Press Braking vs. Roll Forming in Metal Fabrication”

Why Should OEMs Outsource to Contract Manufacturers and Fabricators?

Over the last fifteen years, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have been consolidating. This has created an increased (and still-increasing) demand for quality contract manufacturers and fabricators. What’s the difference between an OEM and a contract manufacturer? The term “OEM” can have several definitions.  In general, it’s considered to be a company that produces finished parts … Continue reading “Why Should OEMs Outsource to Contract Manufacturers and Fabricators?”

EVS Metal’s Michael Miller Featured in “The Welder” Magazine

We could not be happier for Mike, or prouder to have him on the EVS Metal team! Check out the preview below, or read the full article on The Fabricator’s website.  “Sometimes a person’s true calling isn’t obvious at 22 years old. For Michael Miller of Austin, Texas, it wasn’t until age 37 that he … Continue reading “EVS Metal’s Michael Miller Featured in “The Welder” Magazine”