Aluminum vs. Steel Patio Furniture

Summertime is quickly approaching. With the warm temperatures and sunlight, many homeowners are looking for outdoor patio furniture they can use to enjoy the season from the comfort of their backyard.  Metal is the most durable material for crafting outdoor furniture, and steel and aluminum are two of the metals used most often. In this […]

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Which Metal Is Best for Your Fabrication Project?

The metal fabrication process looks a number of different ways depending on the metal you are working with and the method you are using. Choosing the right metal depends on the end goal of your project. What Is Metal Fabrication? Many of the products in your life have gone through the metal fabrication process, whether […]

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How to Weld Aluminum

Aluminum is a great material to use for endless projects. From bicycle frames to spacecraft parts, it can be nearly anything you need it to be. But how do you weld it so that it can get there? Welding aluminum comes with a unique set of challenges you do not experience when welding other metals […]

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How to Weld Stainless Steel

How to Weld Stainless Steel  Stainless steel is known for being long-lasting and durable. You can find it in nearly any household with growing popularity, but there are important considerations when welding this material. From preparation to after-weld care, the process requires a skilled professional willing to educate themselves on the best practices. Learn more […]

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How to Scale Your Manufacturing Process

How do you scale your manufacturing process while maintaining the quality of your services and final products?  Scaling your business in the manufacturing industry often requires a deep dive into the current state of your company, noting any areas that could need improvement. This reflection should question your company’s goals and consider your work processes […]

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What Is Metal Fabrication?

Metal fabrication is a process that creates structures or products by assembling, bending or cutting metal material. Ultimately, this process is value-added because it involves using metal to make durable objects. Metal fabricators usually work with various raw materials such as aluminum, steel, cast metal, expanded metal and sheet metal. In other words, metal fabrication […]

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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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