What Are the Most Popular Metals in Manufacturing Today?

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From everyday household items to the machines that run our factories, metal plays an essential role in our society and our economy.  Since 1998, Metaltech has provided ready-to-install metal components for a wide range of industries. Our team has the experience and know-how to create large and small customized parts for numerous products.  The best […]

Automation Brings Efficiency & Safety to Metal Fabrication

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Automation. Robotics. Artificial intelligence. Machine learning. These are some of the buzzwords we’ve gotten used to hearing in connection with new digital technologies. For industrial manufacturers, automation represents a tremendous opportunity to boost efficiencies and product quality.  The industrial automation market is projected to reach $115 billion by 2025. Based on its 2022 Global Industrial […]

Custom Metal Fabrication Adds Value Across Multiple Industries

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From the paper clips on your desk to the components of the car you drive, a wide range of goods both large and small rely on fabricated metal. End products containing fabricated metal parts include machinery, computers, electronics and furniture.  Metal fabrication is a type of manufacturing process in which metal parts are shaped into […]

Strength & Versatility Drive Demand for Titanium Components

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From the vehicles that keep us moving to the essential products we count on, titanium enhances our lives every day. Stronger than aluminum and lighter than steel, this unique metal has a high melting point and natural corrosion resistance. These advantages have bolstered demand for titanium components in aerospace, automotive, medical and other industries. The […]

Innovation Drives Metal Fabrication for Heavy Equipment Industries

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From the construction projects that support our communities to agricultural operations that feed the world, the heavy equipment industry is a critical player in today’s global economy. Heavy equipment includes the machines used for large-scale construction of commercial buildings, roads, bridges and dams. They are also used for digging tunnels, installing pipelines and mining operations. […]

Why Data Centers & Hospitals Need Backup Power Generators

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When the grid goes down, you want to be ready—especially if you have sensitive information or patients to protect.  Some companies must ensure a steady flow of power to their facility. Data centers and large offices need backup power generators to avoid disruptions in syncing data and damage to electronic equipment. Hospitals need backup power […]

What Is a Battery Energy Storage System (BESS)?

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Supply and demand affect the distribution of electricity. Production rates vary; consumption rates vary. Battery energy storage systems (BESS) help balance these fluctuations. There are several energy storage types, including hydroelectric, compressed air, flywheel and thermal storage.  One energy storage type is growing in popularity: batteries. Grid-scale battery storage systems collect and hold electricity for […]

The Growing Demand for Grid-Scale Battery Storage

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Electricity powers our world. Energy demand continues to increase as we consume more electricity. The electric grid must be able to keep up. Grid-scale battery storage systems support the grid, offering more reliable access to electricity.  Using battery storage balances the grid’s energy reserves. Large-scale energy storage efforts improve our ability to deliver a consistent […]

4 Reasons to Choose Your Local Metal Fabrication Shop

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Are you contracting out a custom metal fabrication shop?  Look for a company with experienced professionals, ISO certification and a reputation for excellence. You’ll be spending your budget on building custom components, so you need a reliable company that will get the job done and treat you like part of the team.  You’ll discover that […]

Defining Metal Creep & Why It Matters

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What is metal creep? Metal creep isn’t something that crawls on eight legs or bumps in the night, but it can cause a scare over time. In metallurgy, creep refers to a metal’s slow and permanent deformation caused by stress and exacerbated by heat. When metal creep occurs, components often fail. Make the best material […]