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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Shop Drawing Capabilities and Process

At PBZ Manufacturing, our shop drawing process moves you from initial communication to the drafting/design stage and early production.  Our Two Main Entry Points We have two different processes to fit our customers’ specifications. When we first get to know our customers and their projects, we determine which entry point fits their situation and move […]

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Aluminum vs. Steel in Manufacturing

Are you trying to determine which metal material to use for your manufacturing processes? For many companies, the choice comes down to aluminum or steel. These metals are among the most popular options, as each offers a host of beneficial properties. Assessing several crucial factors can help you decide which material is better for your […]

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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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