Fabricating Quarterly Feature


June 2014

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
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June 4, 2014 Fabricating Product News
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Watch the “Metal Surgeon” Restore a 1938 Chevy Pepsi Truck
Complete with dozens of high-quality photos and step-by-step sheetmetal-fabrication details, self-proclaimed metal surgeon Jon Bingham takes website visitors through a series of posts documenting his restoration of a beautiful, one-of-a-kind 1938 Chevrolet Pepsi Truck. On this extraordinarily talented metal fabricator’s to-do-list: front-end build, fender finishing, panel restoration of the original inner grill housing panel, upgrades to the inner-fender support panel and creation of a custom hood, and plenty more.
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Faceoff: Laser vs. Waterjet Cutting
From the website of sheetmetal fabricator CEL Manufacturing, Woodinville, WA, comes this tidy yet informational wrap-up of the benefits/limitations pros/cons of laser and waterjet cutting. Which process gets the call for cutting hard materials or heat-sensitive materials, and which process is preferred for taking on composites? How about reflective materials?

Any Shop Can Buy New Equipment. What Sets Fabricators Apart?
An article in the Sioux Falls Business Journal introduces us to full-service sheetmetal fabricator Westland Manufacturing, and tells an impressive tale of how and why the firm has embarked on an aggressive expansion plan. Launched in 1995, Westland is nearing completion of a 20,000-sq.-ft. expansion, to keep up with burgeoning sales—“Our first-quarter sales were up 35 percent over last year,” says company vice president Matt Erfman.

“The difficult part for people in our industry is to get positioned with the right customers and then having the focus to listen to them and exceed their expectations,” Erfman continues. “If somebody has the money, they can get the machines, but the relationships we have with our key customers are very important and we have to nurture them.”



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