What Metals Can be Powder Coated?

Metal powder coating can be very beneficial on the right types of metals. It provides a durable finish at a cost-effective price. Keep reading to find out what metals can be powder coated and more. What is Powder Coating? Powder coating is a dry coating process...

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How to Fabricate Sheet Metal

There are about a dozen common metal fabrication processes. When it comes to how to fabricate sheet metal, you’ll likely use more than one process to complete the product. In this article, we will quickly answer “What is metal fabrication” and discuss diverse...

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Where to Get Laser Cutting Done

To find the best laser cutting service, you need more than a Google Maps search. Each laser cutting service has different specialties and track records. So, when you’re trying to find where to get laser cutting done, you’ll need to take a few things into...

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3 Types of Metal Stamping

If you’re here, then you’ve obviously heard of metal stamping. However, just because you know of it doesn’t mean you understand what it is.  So, we thought this was a good opportunity to explain just what metal stamping is, its associated processes, and why you would...

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Benefits of In-House Tooling for Metal Stamping

For small to medium volume jobs, in-house tooling can increase efficiency, save on costs, improve accuracy, and more. Metal fabrication shops that offer in-house tooling can best provide high quality and consistent metal fabrication to fit your needs. What is In-House...

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Progressive vs. Short Run Stamping

Metal stamping is a very common manufacturing process used to shape metal. You see its products in use every day. Take a look around - do you see any items that have been shaped out of flat metal? These items have been made using metal stamping! This type of...

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What is Metal Fabrication?

Metal fabrication is a manufacturing process that shapes raw metal materials into an end product or parts. There are numerous metal fabrication processes and uses, creating everything from hardware to pipes to airplane parts. For improved efficiency and service, metal...

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The Top 8 Questions New Customers Ask

Fox Valley Stamping is a leader in metal stamping and fabrication services. We’ve been in business since 1965 providing customers with custom metal stampings for a wide variety of inventory, budgets, and applications. Our skilled metal working team remains committed...

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How to Cut Intricate Designs in Sheet Metal

It is possible to cut intricate designs in sheet metal with handheld and home shop tools. But it’s very labor-intensive and hard on your hands. A metal laser cutter can cut intricate designs in a matter of minutes. Best of all, it can repeatedly reproduce the same...

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How Much Does a Laser Cutter Cost?

Laser cutting equipment can provide companies with quick and efficient ways to cut and engrave metal. Cutting with laser machines is not only cleaner than other cutting methods, but it also requires less finishing and deburring after the cuts are made. Though...

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