Guide to Carbon Steel Grades

Countless industries use carbon steel in their manufacturing processes. If you’re thinking about using this material in your products, consider the numerous types of carbon steel to determine which will benefit your company the most. What Is Carbon Steel? Carbon steel is a carbon-iron alloy with a higher carbon concentration and lower chromium levels than […]

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Guide to Stainless Steel Grades

Stainless steel is one of the world’s most popular metals. This substance possesses visual and chemical advantages that manufacturers use for countless industrial and consumer products. What Is Stainless Steel? Stainless steel is an alloy of iron, carbon and chromium. Though all stainless steel comprises at least 10.5% chromium, other ratios depend on its grade […]

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Should You Outsource Manufacturing?

Outsourcing manufacturing processes is an attractive option for many companies, but is it a viable option for you? Here’s a guide to help determine if outsourcing manufacturing is the best use of your time and money. When Should You Outsource Manufacturing? Outsourcing may be a valuable option for your company if your answer is yes […]

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The Metal Fabrication Process

Do your company’s products consist of sheet metal or other metallic materials? The metal fabrication process shapes these materials into final products or parts that meet a manufacturer’s or end-user’s specifications. Highly skilled specialists use various tools, equipment and techniques to design and create an assortment of fabricated goods for a wide range of industries.  […]

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Our Engineering Process

As a full-service manufacturer, PBZ provides essential services for every step of product creation. Our engineering process includes detailed plans and advanced modeling to combine your vision with our manufacturing strategies. When you first reach out to us about your project, we connect you with a project manager or engineer who designs and engineers your product […]

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What Is Turnkey Manufacturing?

With turnkey manufacturing, one company oversees all aspects of a project from beginning to end, including product design, machining/tooling, quality assurance, vendor interactions, manufacturing, packing and shipping. This does not mean that one company does all of the work in-house, turnkey refers to one company serving as a project manager to successfully bring your project […]

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2021 Steel Price Trends

Steel prices fluctuated greatly throughout 2020 because of multiple factors. Understanding the reasoning behind steel price fluctuations allows you to plan ahead based on pricing projections.  Last year’s unstable economy affected the steel industry significantly, and, with the effects of COVID-19, the steel industry is still recovering. Explore more steel industry insights below. Factors That […]

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Advantages of 3D Laser Cutting

The 3D laser cutting process is a top choice for automotive, aerospace, electronics and other engineering applications that require complex parts to be manufactured at high production rates. This high-precision process uses a laser beam to make cuts in various materials. Compared to traditional cutting methods, 3D laser cutting is significantly more efficient. What Is […]

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Custom Manufacturing vs. Mass Production

Production processes fall into two main categories — custom manufacturing and mass production. The process best-suited to your specific application depends on numerous factors, including the level of product customization you need, how quickly the product must be ready to go to market and your desired quantity.  Read on to learn about the similarities and differences […]

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Hot Rolled Steel vs. Cold Rolled Steel: Which Should You Use?

-Updated 6/11/2021 Steel is a versatile material used for a nearly infinite number of projects. From railroads to buildings and furniture, steel is one of the materials that surround us. When you are in the process of manufacturing a product and are unsure of what kind of steel to use, we’re here to help. There […]

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