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What Is the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)?

G.E. Mathis is in the business of precision. We fabricate and supply high-quality parts, perform machining and contract manufacturing services, and help our clients create innovative solutions. Since our company’s start in 1905, we’ve been a leading provider of more than just manufacturing and fabricating services—we’re also committed to quality control, excellent customer service, and […]

First Article Inspection Reports 101 – What is FAI / FAIR

Mass production of products within the aerospace and defense industries requires an initial inspection known as the First Article Inspection (FAI) and a report on the results. G.E. Mathis is committed to providing the highest quality inspections and reports that comply with the AS9102 standards to ensure that products meet the correct specifications during manufacturing. […]

Welding dissimilar metals

Welding Dissimilar Metals

Dissimilar metal welding processes join two different metal alloys through welding. There are many dissimilar metal welding applications and benefits. Fusing metals allows you to get more out of each metal’s unique properties. For example, while aluminum is light and corrosion-resistant, it is costlier than other metals, like steel.  Since metals have different properties, fusing […]


High-Strength Steel

G.E. Mathis Company is an industry-leading provider of close tolerance metal fabricated components. We utilize a wide range of materials in our operations to suit different customer needs. Our use of high-strength steels enables us to create parts and products that withstand use in some of the harshest industrial applications and environments.  High-strength steels are […]

Laser Cutting

What Industries Use Laser Cutting?

When fabricating components from metal, there are a number of processes that might be suitable. The best method will vary depending on factors such as the type of metal involved and the application’s unique demands. However, laser cutting offers a number of benefits that make it a popular fabrication technique for many industries. This blog […]

Inert gas welding

Understanding the MIG Welding Process

Metal inert gas (MIG) welding is a type of arc welding that joins metal workpieces using an electric current, a consumable wire electrode, and an inert shielding gas such as helium or argon. The MIG welding process offers many advantages, making it a popular method for a wide range of applications and industries. Here, we […]

Considerations for Welding Stainless Steel

Welding varies in methodology and requirements for each material. For stainless steel, the temperature control and filler material must be modified from the parameters used to weld other metals, such as carbon steel, to ensure a strong and effective weld.  For more than a century, G.E. Mathis Company has been a reputable name in the […]

How Does Laser Cutting Work?

Lasers come in a wide array of types and strengths, producing extremely accurate cuts that facilitate the creation of intricate shapes. This thermal cutting process is favored for a variety of applications and particularly useful with soft and mild metals that are prone to excess damage from more traditional cutting tools. Lasers can cut through […]

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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 […]