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What is custom metal fabrication?

Metal fabrication is the process of transforming metal into different shapes, sizes, and structures to be used in a variety of applications, such as construction, transportation, and consumer goods. Custom metal fabrication refers to the manufacture of metal products to meet specific customer requirements. In other words, it is...


Why Selecting the Lowest Price for Custom Metal Fabrication is not the Best Option

When it comes to custom metal fabrication, choosing the lowest price quote may seem like a no brainer but making this choice can end up costing you more money and time  in the long run. From poor quality product results to unexpected expenses, there are several hidden and soft costs that can negatively impact your project...


What is Kitting Metal in Manufacturing?

Kitting in metal manufacturing is the bundling of components to create a unified, single package. More specifically, kitting in manufacturing, or material kitting is where a company kits after production is complete. Material kitting can also be described as the process of picking and delivering all of the required components...


Preparing Metal Fabrication Project Specifications for Paint Finishes

Does your metal fabrication project require a paint finish? Painting can both achieve a better appearance and improve the durability of your end product. Here’s what you need to know to ensure a successful finish for your metal project.


Commercial Metal Canopies and Awnings

Why Metal Canopies? Metal canopies and awnings can create an architectural statement and communicate character and style while providing energy saving protection from the elements.


What are Miscellaneous Metals in Construction Projects?

What are Miscellaneous Metals? Miscellaneous metals are an intricate but necessary component of buildings—and require precise communication and documentation. In the construction world, Miscellaneous Metals is often called “Misc Metals” and refers to the metal fabrications on a building outside of the structural steel...


Rising Steel Prices Present Supply Challenges For Manufacturers

Trump-era steel tariffs continue to affect steel rates today. While tariffs represent potentially high profit margins for U.S. raw material steel manufacturers, record-high domestic steel prices present challenges for metal fabricators who rely on the raw material. Many buyers have already begun seeking alternative sources from...


Manufacturing Safety

The metal fabrication and manufacturing industry is filled with unique safety risks and activities. It is critical for a metal fabricator to have a complete understanding of safety protocols and practices to protect the safety of both workers and customers. Just as important as understanding procedures and guidelines is having...


Value Engineering: It Starts From The Beginning

What is Value Engineering? Wikipedia defines value engineering as:  “Value engineering is sometimes taught within the project management, industrial engineering or architecture body of knowledge as a technique in which the value of a system’s outputs is optimized by crafting a mix of performance (function) and costs. It is...


Safe Fabrication and Manufacturing During the COVID-19 Pandemic

As the world continues to adapt to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing has become a part of our everyday vocabulary. While we go about our lives — whether we are conducting business or going to the supermarket — we are at all times ensuring that we follow necessary precautions. At Maloya, we are taking the same...

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