1/4" Hardox-450 formed sections - 25 ft long

Press Brake Forming vs. Roll Forming

If you request a piece of metal to be bent, rolled, or otherwise formed by a metal fabricator, it likely will go through a Press Brake, or a roll forming machine at some point. Each of these machines is capable of bending metal into a desired shape, and at first glance, the two might seem […]


Laser Cutting

Laser Cutting Stainless Steel vs. Plasma Cutting

Should I use Laser cutting or should I use Plasma cutting?  This is a common question that customers ask us. They want to know the difference between the two, and which cutting process is better suited for their application or end-use. While the answer is not always cut and dry, there are some general rules […]


Top Reasons for Using HARDOX

Hardox® wear plate is a highly abrasion-resistant (AR) steel prized for its exceptional strength and durability. Developed by Swedish steel company SSAB in 1974, it is widely used for the fabrication of metal components for a range of applications and industries, including agriculture, mining, construction, energy, and metalworking. Hardox is superior to traditional AR steel […]


3/16" Strenx-100 seam welded tubes

All About Metal Fabrication

Metal fabrication refers to the process of cutting, shaping, or molding raw or semi-raw metal materials into an end product. Depending upon the type and grade of metal, as well as the desired end product, metal fabricators may employ a variety of techniques to manufacture cost-effective, high-quality components for a wide range of industrial applications. […]


8-kilowatt fiber-optic laser cutting system

Announcing the Addition of the 8-kW Fiber Optic Laser Cutting System

As an industry leader in the fabrication of long, close-tolerance components, G.E. Mathis Company is committed to continuously expanding its service offerings. Most recently, we’ve added an 8-kilowatt fiber-optic laser cutting system—one of the largest pallet-changing laser formats in the industry—to our facility. This new addition allows us to increase the efficiency of our processing […]


Welding steel

Understanding Gas Metal Arc Welding

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW) is a metal joining process that plays a critical role in the manufacturing sector. The welding process uses a consumable wire electrode that feeds continuously through the contact tip and a power supply that creates an electrical arc between the metal electrode and workpiece. The arc heats the metals, allowing […]


Laser Cutting

Laser Types & Configurations for Cutting Sheet and Plate Metal

LASER is an acronym that stands for “Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation.” Laser cutting is a thermal process that utilizes a focused and amplified beam of light to cut material into a variety of shapes with great precision. The thermal intensity produced by the laser beam melts material in the area of focus, […]


3/8" 5052 aluminum formed sections

How to Source a Metal Forming Company

Partnering with a metal forming company increases a manufacturer’s ability to fill orders quickly. Highly proficient metal forming and bending processes require expert technicians and advanced machinery. These elements allow metal forming companies to produce high-quality components that fit the specifications and expectations of their customers. A metal forming company is defined by multiple factors, […]


Understanding Different Types of Welding

In understanding different types of welding, and which is best suited for a specific project, one must consider many properties, applications and more. Over the years, there have been many advances that have allowed welders to more easily join different metals and materials. As specialized welding techniques are developed to better suit the needs of […]


4 Tips for Designing Large, Cost-Effective Components

Large parts are often challenging to fabricate; making cost-effective decisions during the design stage can help to ensure manufacturing success. Sometimes a small change in a design can reduce a project’s cost substantially. 1.    Make Things Easy Effective design communication begins with clear, legible, and accurate drawings that clearly describe the component. Avoid colors such […]