2022

Why Clean Fabrication Equipment Is So Important

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Metal fabrication should result in clean, strong pieces and parts that behave as you expect them to behave. If you have a tube fabricated, for example, there shouldn’t be flaws in the metal that shorten the tube’s life span. Yet if the fabrication equipment isn’t clean — truly clean, not just visually clean — you can end up with metal parts that corrode when they’re not supposed to corrode. The culprit is iron residue, and if you cut parts out of iron or use cutting tools made of iron, you have to clean the tools and equipment very carefully before fabricating parts from other metals.…

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