Metalforming Tips Blog

How to Choose the Right Carbon Steel Strip for Metal Forming

Oct 10 2019

When choosing a cold rolled carbon steel strip, it’s important to know what softness is best for your project.
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Practical Tolerances for Short Run Metal Stampings

Aug 30 2019

Check out this guide for practical tolerances for short run metal stampings.
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Dimensioning Practices for Press Brake

Aug 05 2019

Practical experience has proven that dimensioning and measuring practices must both be understood and agreed on by all parties to achieve a workable, mutual standard. Here are the dimensioning practices for press brake.
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How to Calculate Tonnage [Free Formula]

Jul 11 2019

The Tonnage Formula is the pressure required in tons to cut a blank or contour using a flat faced punch with no shear. Having the ability to calculate the tonnages for a sheet metal project is vital for the completion and success of your project.
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The Minimum Bend Radius for Aluminum

Jun 03 2019

This free chart outlines what bend radii is required for the approximate thickness of aluminum.
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How to Position the Metal Form

May 06 2019

Here’s how to position the form for the most desirable quality.
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3 Ways to Improve Edge Conditions

Apr 01 2019

During shearing and punching, there are a number of factors to keep in mind to improve edge conditions.
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How to Pierce Round Holes in Metal Stampings

Mar 01 2019

Many metal stampings require holes, but there are several considerations when choosing where to place a hole and how to pierce the hole.
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How to Prevent Fractures in Metalforming

Feb 04 2019

If you are encountering fractures in your metalforming pieces, there are a few steps you can take to prevent them.
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Dayton Rogers Turns 90!

Jan 01 2019

In 1929, Dayton A. Rogers founded a new manufacturing company and altered the business of metal manufacturing forever. 90 years later, his legacy continues as Dayton Rogers impacts the world of manufacturing with its innovations now and into the future.
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Why You Should Choose Dayton Rogers for Metal Stampings and Fabrications

Dec 04 2018

You get quality products, reliable service, and fast delivery — guaranteed — from Dayton Rogers. You can count on Dayton Rogers. Four generations already have.
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Typical Parts Price Comparison of Variations in Materials and Design/CAD

Nov 08 2018

Comparing cost impact of the several variables is difficult. To help explain the impact, we have selected a sample part and shown the price range that you could reach depending on how you control your design.
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Short Run Stamping vs. Progressive Stamping: Which is Right for Your Project?

Oct 05 2018

You may have heard the terms “short run stamping” and “progressive stamping” before. What is the difference between the two?
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Cutting Tap Drill Sizes [Free Chart]

Sep 10 2018

Get your free Cutting Tap Drill Sizes chart so you can easily find the specs you need.
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9 Ways to Promote Manufacturing as a Rewarding Career Path

Jul 25 2018

As manufacturing tries to attract Millennials and Generation Z, there’s been a national conversation on how to promote manufacturing careers in 2018 and beyond. Here are some ideas for promoting manufacturing careers we all can follow.
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3 Reasons Why Manufacturing is an Awesome Career

Jul 02 2018

Did you know that manufacturing jobs hire fresh out of high school and offer competitive benefits? Manufacturing is poised to be a hot new career – as well as offering a literal hands-on job and a creative outlet, manufacturing is financially competitive as well.
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How Manufacturers Are Fighting Back Against the Skills Gap

Jun 01 2018

For decades, the U.S. manufacturing industry was a backbone of the economy and a thriving, highly desirable industry. Now, many manufacturers struggle to find new workers to replace those who are retiring. You’ve probably heard of the skills gap in the news, but what is it and how can it be fixed?
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4 Key Considerations When Designing for Laser Cutting

May 01 2018

Lasers are a popular choice for short run stampings or more precise parts. While lasers in many ways make manufacturing simpler, there are some unique considerations you need to make before designing a part for laser cutting.
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6 Ways Short Run Stampings are Better than Typical Fabrication Methods

Apr 04 2018

Looking to save money on your custom fabrication project? Short run stampings offer an economical way to produce parts in quantities from prototype to 100,000 pieces with short lead times.
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How to Save Money With Short Run Stampings

Mar 08 2018

Short run stampings are a cost-effective way of keeping costs low while still delivering excellent results.
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Deciphering the 2018 Tax Changes

Feb 19 2018

President Trump recently signed a tax reform bill into law. Confused? We’ll break down how it impacts your business.
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