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Tips, News, and Insight About Welding and Steel Manufacturing

Read our blog articles to get more information about the welding and steel manufacturing industry. Advantage Manufacturing Ltd will also help you get acquainted with the terminologies, facts, and information about the industry.

  • welding aluminum
    29/04/2022
    Preparing and Cleaning Aluminum Before Welding: What You Need to Know

    Aluminum welding can be a difficult process if you don't have the proper knowledge and equipment.

    If you're not cleaning aluminum before welding, the weld may not be as strong as it could be. Additionally, there could be a risk of contamination if the aluminum is not cleaned properly.

    We want you to be successful when welding aluminum, so we’ve put together this guide on how to prepare and clean the metal before starting. With these tips, you’ll be able to create beautiful welds that will last for years.

    Continue reading to learn more about how to prepare and clean aluminum before welding!

     

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  • aluminum welding
    10/11/2021
    What’s Different About the Aluminum Welding Process?

    Did you know that we've been welding metal for thousands of years?

    The earliest welding was done with bronze, but the technique has developed to cover a range of different metals.

    One of the most challenging metals to weld is aluminum, but what makes aluminum welding so different?

    Read on to learn more.

     

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  • cnc machining part
    10/09/2021
    When Should You Choose CNC Machining for Your Project?

    Have you ever used CNC machining for your manufacturing projects? It's a precise and safe way to make things from raw materials. CNC machining offers some advantages over traditional manufacturing. So if you're not using it, you might be missing out.

    Here's a look at what CNC machining is, and why you should consider using it in your manufacturing.

     

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  • aluminum boat dock
    21/05/2021
    Boat Docks: Custom Fabrication vs. Retail Docks For Your Lakefront Property

    Out here in Alberta, we only get so much summer, and when we do it feels like it's a snap of the fingers, and it's gone.

    With summer looming, and July (the best month to be out on the water) coming and gone before you know it, you've got to make plans. If you’re planning to get your boat out on the water, you’ll need a functioning dock for your waterfront property.  

    And when it comes to boat docks, we know a thing or two. Here's a guide on custom fabrications vs retail docks and which is going to be best for you.

     

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  • aluminum sheets
    21/05/2021
    5 Reasons to Choose Aluminum For Your Custom Metalworking Project

    Are you trying to decide on a material for your next construction or custom metal fabrication project? There many to choose from, but aluminum is the preferred choice for many metalworking and fabrication projects. It's a popular material for many reasons, and we'll go over the aspects that make it so versatile in this article.

    Physically, chemically, and mechanically, aluminum is similar to other metals such as steel, titanium, copper, lead, and zinc. So, what makes aluminum unique?

     

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  • 06/11/2020
    Reason to Choose Waterjet Cutting

    Waterjet cutting is a technology that has changed the world of manufacturing. This innovative form of cutting uses little more than a focused and powerful stream of water.

    There are numerous benefits of integrating waterjet cutting into your manufacturing process. It affects your customers and your bottom line. Read on to find out exactly how a microjet water machine can improve your products.

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  • certified welder
    12/08/2020
    5 Reasons to Hire a Certified Welder

    Welding a project like a toolbox looks simple to an outsider. The reality is, if done wrong, one misstep while welding can cause serious injuries.

    Safety is just one of the important things you must consider when planning a welding project.

    There are so many things to keep in mind for these projects, like materials and timing. You need a professional to take care of the details. A certified welder can point you in the right direction for your next welding project.

    Need a little more convincing? Here are 5 compelling reasons why you need to hire a welding company. 

     

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  • fabricated aluminum parts
    27/07/2020
    5 Reasons to Choose Aluminum Fabrication

    Aluminum has become a reliable alternative to steel in the metal fabrication industry. Metal fabrication refers to the process of creating metal parts by various methods such as cutting and shaping them for commercial and industrial use. Qualities such as being lightweight and corrosion resistance make aluminum favourable among metalworkers. Since different metals respond uniquely to fabrication methods, only a skilled professional can handle aluminum fabrication. 

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  • welder at work
    27/07/2020
    5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Welding Company

    Welding helps to create a strong bond between two different kinds of metals using heat and gases. Even though the task may seem easy, you require a professional welding company to oversee the welding process. You can always count on Advantage Manufacturing for your welding requirements. We offer machine shop, fabrication and welding services.

    Have a look at the things to be considered before hiring a welding company:

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  • 28/10/2019
    Wondering What Carbon Steel is Used For? Click Here to Find Out!

    September 15, 2019 by Bob Wilson

    Did you know that steel is one of the strongest metals out there, nearly 1,000 times stronger than iron? It's also one of the most recycled materials in the US as 80 million tons of steel are recycled each year.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Aluminium Welding vs Steel Welding: What’s the Difference?

    June 14, 2019 by Bob Wilson

    Welding might seem straight-forward, but the truth is that it is a very complicated process. It requires a knowledge of chemistry, patience, diligence, and a little bit of creativity. And welding different metals require different techniques and practices to achieve a neat and durable weld.

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  • 28/10/2019
    The Simple Anatomy of a Water Jet Cutting Machine

    May 14, 2019 by Bob Wilson

    Think of the water jet cutting machine as a precision, quick erosion machine. You know, erosion like the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument or Grand Canyon in Arizona, but this is in your workshop and cutting almost any kind of material fast and accurately.

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  • 28/10/2019
    How Does Waterjet Cutting Work? A Complete Guide

    May 5, 2019 by Bob Wilson

    An almost impossibly fine jet of water streams from a choked down nozzle.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Powder Coating: A Great Addition to the Metal Fabrication Process

    February 27, 2019 by Bob Wilson

    Raw metal, when taken on its own, has some distinct problems. Exposed metals could eventually tarnish and corrode when they do not have any proper finishing. The good news is that metal fabricators can prevent the rusting, weakening, and eroding of unfinished metals with powder coating.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Value Engineering: The Road to Profitability in Metal Fabrication

    January 18, 2019 by Bob Wilson

    The metal fabrication industry in Canada faces a rosy prospect: steady construction and manufacturing are boosting demand. Improved economic growth supports the production of metal goods. The rise in activity creates more employment, especially jobs involving the technological aspect of production.

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  • 28/10/2019
    The Versatility of High-Carbon Steel

    November 16, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    Carbon steel is the most common type of carbon-iron alloy that is used across a wide range of industries. Manufacturers value high carbon steel for producing metal-cutting tools or press machinery that bends and forms metal parts.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Safety Practices to Reduce Occupational Hazards in Metal Fabrication Shops

    September 28, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    Any job in the metal fabrication industry inherently possesses a degree of difficulty. Metal fabrication is among the jobs that pose a high level of risk to the safety and health of the workers. Among the health hazards associated with the job are exposure to metal fumes and ultraviolet radiation. These threaten the immune system and are potential causes of skin cancer. On the other hand, the safety hazards in metal fabrication shops include burns, eye damage, electric shock and other physical injuries.

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  • 28/10/2019
    How Can You Prevent Welding Defects?

    September 5, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    Mistakes can happen during a welding process. Defects often occur because of an incorrect process or technique; mistakes could also happen due to a lack of skill on the welder’s part.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Reduce Metal Fabrication Costs and Optimize Your Next Sheet Metal Project

    August 7, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    Companies are always looking for new ways to boost profits and decrease spending. More importantly, they want to save money without compromising the quality or integrity of the final product.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Aluminum vs. Stainless Steel: Which Material Should You Use for Different Projects?

    July 11, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    Aluminum and stainless steel are two metals often used in different industries. They are both durable and have smooth finishes. However, they are very different metals, with their own advantages and disadvantages and purposes.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Different Ways to Combine Aluminum Sheets

    June 7, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    Aluminum is the most abundant metal in the earth, so it is no surprise that several industries, businesses, and even private individuals use it as a go-to metal for their products and projects. In fact, its use dates back thousands of years and proves that it is still an ideal material for many applications today.

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  • 28/10/2019
    The Benefits of Waterjet Cutting

    May 11, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    Many cutting methods exist in the market, but waterjet cutting proves to have more benefits than other ways. If you need to create a specific machine or tool part that requires a particular shape, you require accuracy and precision. Waterjet cutting is necessary in this situation.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Choosing between Stainless Steel and Aluminum for Fabrication? Take These Factors into Account

    April 11, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    Professionals perform stainless steel and aluminum fabrication processes to produce structures and components for a wide selection of industries. Aluminum is often suitable for the marine equipment industry due to its corrosion-resistant properties. Stainless steel, on the other hand, is ideal for the energy industry as it can withstand high amounts of stress.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Aluminum: A Globally In-Demand Alloy

    March 15, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    Aluminum has various applications. You can find it in cooking utensils, home appliances, electronic gadgets, packaging for food and drinks, and even cosmetics. It is in vehicles, infrastructure, and public works. The world is fortunate that it is the second-most-abundant metal in the earth’s crust; it won’t run out soon even though it is the most-used metal after iron.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Down Below: Understanding the Underwater Welding Process

    February 19, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    At first glance, the marine welding process seems to defy logic. After all, generating electricity from a fluid can be an unpredictable business — one that could cause much harm. But underwater welding is just like the process of welding on land, or topside welding.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Different Types of Welding and When to Use Them

    January 16, 2018 by Bob Wilson

    All manufacturing projects need professional welding since materials need to be manipulated, bent or combined to create specific shapes, such as house frames. Welding techniques depend on the metal being worked and the structure that needs welding. The choice of welding technique is based on how the metal pieces must be attached.

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  • 28/10/2019
    What to Consider when Choosing CNC Machining Services?

    April 4, 2016 by Advantage Manufacturing

    Do you have a complicated production project? Consider CNC machining services in Calgary and Edmonton.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Is Waterjet Cutting Right for You?

    January 20, 2016 by Advantage Manufacturing

    Are you looking to customize a specific aspect of your home or business? Or perhaps you need to fabricate a particular machine or tool part?

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  • 28/10/2019
    Advantage Manufacturing Ltd’s Involvement with Local Organizations

    January 7, 2016 by Advantage Manufacturing

    Advantage Manufacturing is not just your everyday Edmonton-area welding company.

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  • 28/10/2019
    The Benefits of Working as a Welder in Alberta

    November 18, 2015 by Advantage Manufacturing

    Do you want to work in a field that pretty much guarantees good pay and stability? Working as a welder could be the career for you.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Marine Applications of Welding

    September 30, 2015 by Advantage Manufacturing

    If you’re a busy project manager, you already know how valuable it is to line up the best resources ahead of time, before production is started and before any unwanted work stoppages occur.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Need a Custom Metal Part? Here’s How CNC Milling Can Help

    September 17, 2015 by Advantage Manufacturing

    Gone are the days when you had to wait for a prototype or custom metal component to be turned out manually.
    Today, welding and metal fabrication shops like Advantage Manufacturing Ltd. use computer numeric control (CNC) machining. Calgary and Edmonton customers can now have their aluminum and stainless steel projects completed with greater precision, speed and consistency.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Basic Welding Terms for the Novice Welder in Edmonton

    September 2, 2015 by Advantage Manufacturing

    When you’re looking for some help with a steel fabrication or aluminum fabrication job in Edmonton, it’s useful to understand exactly what you’re getting and how the project is carried out.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Aluminum Welding & Fabrication in the Oil & Gas Industry

    August 21, 2015 by Advantage Manufacturing

    In Alberta, the petrochemical industry relies on talented and professional welders for many custom projects.
    Not surprisingly, Edmonton and Calgary’s welding companies also rely on the oil and natural gas industry.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Differences Between Aluminum & Stainless Steel Welding in Alberta

    July 17, 2015 by Advantage Manufacturing

    At Advantage Manufacturing Ltd, we are experts in stainless steel welding and aluminum welding.

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  • 28/10/2019
    Custom & Portable Welding Project Capabilities in Alberta

    July 7, 2015 by Advantage Manufacturing

    Does your company need to adapt a machine or vehicle but you don’t have the in-house expertise to get it done?

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  • 28/10/2019
    CWB Certifications & Why We’re Unique in the Alberta Welding Industry

    June 15, 2015 by Advantage Manufacturing

    Not all Edmonton steel fabrication companies have a dual certification in stainless steel and aluminum welding from the Canadian Welding Bureau.

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