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The Difference Between Welding & Metal Fabrication

When people talk about working with metal, the terms welding and fabricating are often used interchangeably.  Even more, the occupations... Read more ›

Silk-Screening: Understand the Process in Metal Fabrication

Understand the Silk-Screening Process in Metal Fabrication   Most people have probably heard of silk-screening.  However, the term remains vague... Read more ›

How Can Manufacturing Achieve Sustainability? A Policy & Resource Analysis

By: Aimee Sukol, JD/MA/MS Ed. Communication & Policy Specialist Introduction As manufacturers, Meta Fab strives to understand how trends, policies,... Read more ›

Meta Fab wins 2020 Makers & Manufacturers: Family-Owned Manufacturer of the Year from Portland Business Journal

While the year 2020 will go down in the history books as a year full of struggles and uncertainty we... Read more ›

Metal Fabrication Processes: Understanding the Different Types

In what can be called the Modern Industrial Age, there’s metal all around us.  To list the litany of ways... Read more ›

What Workforce Development Means to Local Economies and the Environment

Meta Fab knows the charge to “bring back manufacturing” is easier said than done.  The biggest challenge facing US manufacturers... Read more ›

It’s Not a Skills Gap: Developing Work Culture in Manufacturing

Introduction: US manufacturers have identified a limited labor supply as a key challenge over the past decade. In response, local... Read more ›

Advantages of Powder Coating in Metal Fabrication

Chances are you’ve probably heard of powder coating as it pertains to metal fabrication.  And with good reason, it’s become... Read more ›

Manufacturing & the Next Generation Workforce: How Adapting to New Norms Is A Recruitment/Retention Tool

By: Aimee Sukol, JD/MA/MS Ed Introduction:           Manufacturing works with heavy machinery around a strict clock... Read more ›

Best Uses for Aluminum in Metal Fabrication

  When you think of aluminum, the first thing that likely comes to mind is the aluminum cans you save... Read more ›

Excellent Career Opportunities Exist in Overlooked Sheet Metal Fabrication

The rise of the Maker There is an urge inside all of us to create, to do.   This urge is... Read more ›

Best Uses for Stainless Steel in Sheet Metal Fabrication

  If there’s a metal more commonly used than stainless steel in metal fabrication, we haven’t heard of it.  And... Read more ›

The Road to Growth in Manufacturing

By: Aimee Sukol, JD/MA/MS Ed. Manufacturing is a metric for the US economy’s stability Commerce and modern civilization cannot exist... Read more ›

Electronics Manufacturers Association of Oregon: EMA Oregon

Author: Laura Zager, Ph.D Patent Attorney, EMA Board Member/EMA Mentor The Oregon Electronics Manufacturers Association (EMA) has been serving the... Read more ›

Five Reasons to Use Bronze in Metal Fabrication

  When you think of metal fabrication, steel and aluminum are the metals that come to mind first. Steel and... Read more ›

Anodizing vs. Chromating – Metal Fabrication Finishes

  If you are a regular reader of our blogs, it has probably become apparent the metal fabrication is an... Read more ›

Resources Available for Oregon Manufacturers

Author: Jasmine Agnor – Senior Marketing and Events Manager, OMEP Guest Blogger As Oregon manufacturers grapple with the effects of... Read more ›

To Innovate Is To Unlock New Value

When it comes to manufacturing high precision fabricated metal parts for production or functional prototypes, it is extremely important that... Read more ›

Standard Tolerances in Precision Sheet Metal

You spent thousands on a new precision sheet metal machine and researched the best machine for your needs. However, there... Read more ›

Understanding Bend Deductions

INTRODUCTION Sheet metal fabrication, and specifically, precision sheet metal fabrication is an excellent way to create and built robust products... Read more ›

Value of Branding for Manufacturers

By: Aimee Sukol, JD/MA/MS Ed. Published on: 5/22/2020   Introduction: The manufacturing supply chain has changed dramatically over the past... Read more ›

Lean Purchasing for Manufacturers

Author: Roger Jensen Published Date: January 10, 2017 Lean Manufacturing = Eliminating Waste For several decades, manufacturers have been pursuing lean... Read more ›

Introduction to Sheet Metal Fabrication

Do you need prototypes and fully assembled sheet metal components fast? Sheet metal fabrication has the capacity to create rapid... Read more ›

Common Types of Sheet Metal

Author: Tony Varela There are many different metals and alloys that come in sheet form and are ultimately used in... Read more ›


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