Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Check Out Our Laser in Action

The latest innovation at Dalco Metals is our Amada FLCAJ 4020 fiber laser.

We can now process sheets up to 78" x 158" (2 meters x 4 meters) and, in addition to cutting carbon steel up to 7/8”, we can cut aluminum and stainless, plus highly reflective materials like brass, copper and titanium. Our goal is to help meet your growing needs and lead times.

See a video of our fiber laser in action here.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Job Shops: Diving In Head First

In metal fabrication—especially at small, privately held shops—money quite often isn’t front and center, which makes sense. People can make a lot of money in this business, enough to be very comfortable, especially if they’re in the right place at the right time. But if all they care about is making a lot of money, metal fabrication isn’t the easiest way to do it.

Here’s a terrific article from Tom Heston, senior editor of The Fabricator, on what drives job shop entrepreneurs.

Check it out here

Friday, July 3, 2015

Debunking Myths about Manufacturing Jobs

The clich├ęd image of a manufacturing job is of dirty, backbreaking, low-paying labor. And women need not apply—it's an industry dominated by men. But separating fact from fiction about the actual people behind the welder's mask and on the assembly line can be tricky.

But wait a minute….a recent CNBC report looked at facts that debunked those, and other, myths about manufacturing.

You can read the brief, insightful report, here