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Fabricating Type 316 Stainless Railing per Plans & Specs

Type 316 Stainless Steel and Type 304 Stainless Steel are not the same thing! Architects and owners are realizing, even in arid climates like Utah, that outside applications of stainless guardrails often need careful review. Why,...

January 29, 2021 READ MORE
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MIG or TIG Welding—Which is Better?

The topic of welding, in general, is as vast and varied as the world’s oceans. Which is to say, it is enormous. Talking about TIG and MIG welding is a comparative drop in the bucket...

January 27, 2021 READ MORE

Aluminum Enclosures in Awesome Form

Custom Aluminum Enclosures laser cut, formed, welded, painted and assembled to the highest imaginable quality standards happens every day at AMF. We are passionate about work other people fear!

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If you’ve worked in the metal fabrication industry for any time at all, then you know there are multiple kinds of aluminum, steel and even stainless steel. Trying to figure out the difference between aluminum 5052 and aluminum 3003 can be as confusing as telling two zebras apart. Learn about the differences between different types of aluminum, […]

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If you’re a welder, chances are you’ve encountered distortion or shrinkage on a project. The science behind this is relatively easy to understand but undeniably frustrating. When a weld cools to room temperature, it shrinks. The adjacent cold base metal prevents this from happening, resulting in what is called ‘residual tensile stress’. Think of it […]

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