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ITAR for Metal Fabricators: 2020 Guide

ITAR for Metal Fabricators: The Basics Article Revised August 16th, 2022 ITAR is a United States-specific set of regulations that control how military, defense, and space-related products are made, sold, and distributed. You can find all products and services that meet ITAR regulations on the United States Munitions List (USML). These can range from actual defense-related goods, … Continue reading “ITAR for Metal Fabricators: 2020 Guide”

The Trump Tariffs: One Year Later

March marks the 1-year anniversary of President Trump’s Section 232 steel and aluminum tariffs, and what could have easily been the start of a trade war with China and other countries that have traditionally been close allies of the United States. These include Mexico, Canada, and those comprising the EU — all of which did, … Continue reading “The Trump Tariffs: One Year Later”

2020 Guide to Turret Punch Presses

Article Revised August 26th, 2022 In 2019, EVS Metal acquired a state-of-the-art Amada servo-electric turret punch press for their New Hampshire facility, making it the third EVS location with this type of advanced metal fabrication technology. What makes this punch press so much more advanced than machines of the past that EVS would want to … Continue reading “2020 Guide to Turret Punch Presses”

EVS Metal Invests in Cutting-Edge Amada Turret Punch Press for New Hampshire Facility

EVS Metal’s Keene, New Hampshire metal fabrication facility has taken delivery of a state of the art Amada AE 2510NT single AC servo-drive turret punch press. The addition of this machine is the culmination of nearly $500K in equipment and tooling investments EVS Metal has made over the last year in New Hampshire. The Newest … Continue reading “EVS Metal Invests in Cutting-Edge Amada Turret Punch Press for New Hampshire Facility”

Welding Aluminum vs. Welding Steel in Metal Fabrication

Article Revised July 28th, 2022 It’s often said that aluminum is a more difficult metal to weld than steel. While it’s true that most welders start out by learning to weld steel before moving on to aluminum, it’s not entirely accurate to say that one is more difficult than the other. Welding aluminum is simply … Continue reading “Welding Aluminum vs. Welding Steel in Metal Fabrication”

Fabricating With Aluminum vs. Steel: How Does it Differ?

As would probably be expected, precision stainless steel fabrication and manufacturing is a big part of what we do at EVS Metal. While stainless steel tends to be the metal most frequently undergoing a range of fabrication processes at any given time, we frequently work with aluminum as well. However, these two metals require different … Continue reading “Fabricating With Aluminum vs. Steel: How Does it Differ?”

All About Aluminum

As an all-under-one-roof metal fabricator, stainless steel may make up the bulk of what we use to fabricate products, but aluminum plays an important part in our business as well. However, aluminum is quite different than stainless steel, and requires different processes and treatment in order to create a finished item that meets customer requirements. … Continue reading “All About Aluminum”

Metal Fabrication Industry Outlook 2019: Part Two

It’s the time of year when predictions about the new year abound. And while the fabrication and manufacturing industry may not be subject to the rapid change or massive ups and downs of other sectors, there are still trends set to influence them over the coming year. Last week, we took a look at general … Continue reading “Metal Fabrication Industry Outlook 2019: Part Two”

Metal Fabrication Industry Outlook 2019

Article Revised August 24th, 2022 It’s the time of year when predictions about the new year abound. And while the fabrication and manufacturing industry may not be subject to the rapid change or massive ups and downs of other sectors, there are still trends set to influence these industries over the coming year. Growth prediction … Continue reading “Metal Fabrication Industry Outlook 2019”

What are the True Costs of Outsourcing Metal Fabrication Processes to Multiple Vendors?

OEMs (original equipment manufacturers) can end up spending an inordinate amount of time looking for the best, most efficient processes and contract sheet metal fabricators to manufacture their products. While this is, at least on the surface, a worthy endeavor, where many go wrong is that they outsource to too many contractors. While each fabricator … Continue reading “What are the True Costs of Outsourcing Metal Fabrication Processes to Multiple Vendors?”

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