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Calgary Metal Fabrication Blog

For over 20 years, Aaron Machine Shop in Calgary has offered excellence in customer care, superior workmanship, and resourcefulness and adaptability in Alberta’s dynamic and evolving economy. As experienced welders and metal fabricators, we pride ourselves on the amount of knowledge, education and expertise our staff has accrued over the years working on a variety of different projects and want to be able to share that information with you, our valued customers in order to help you understand the world that we live and work in.

The Aaron Machine Shop team will be posting blog updates in a variety of topics with interesting facts, tidbits, and advice so check back often to read along with new posts. If you would like us to address something specific or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us, either by phone, eform, or by dropping by. We look forward to hearing from you!

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    Different Welding Methods and When to Use Them

    Did you realize how large a role welding plays in society? Welding has been around since 3000 B.C. when humans started working with bronze. However, welding methods have changed significantly since this time, with modern methods being essential to societal growth and product development. 

    Welding is a process that binds two materials together using heat. However, there are many welding processes to suit different applications. The best welding method depends on the application.

    Has welding sparked your interest? Read on to learn some of the different types of welding.


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  • 31/05/2022
    Choosing the Right Material for Your Metal Fabrication Project

    Did you know that steel is worth more than $4 billion dollars to the Canadian economy each year? It goes to show how important metal is to so many industries around the country, and sheet metal is one of the most widely used types of metal. 


    But choosing sheet metal isn't as easy as many people think. There are lots of different things to take into account and if you're not already an expert on sheet metal fabrication, it can be difficult to know what to look for.


    Want to learn more about what to look for in sheet metal for production manufacturing? Read on to learn about the most important characteristics of any sheet metal you choose. 

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    Passing the Torch at Aaron Machine Shop

    When Mohammed Koudmani came to Canada from Syria to marry his sweetheart in 1987, he didn’t speak English and had no idea how he was going to make his mark in this new country. He dove into ESL and high school equivalency courses and college classes, and pursued an interest in languages and history. But when a counsellor asked him what he wanted to do to support his family, he decided to find work in a machine shop to build on the machining experience he had amassed since he was 14 years old.

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  • 16/03/2022
    The 5 Benefits of Using Waterjet Technology in Manufacturing

    Do you own a factory or a manufacturing facility? Would you like to know how to increase efficiency in the cutting process?

    Here at Aaron Machine Shop, we understand one of the most crucial aspects of any manufacturing firm is ensuring you have a dependable procedure for cutting materials. Effectiveness and efficiency are the keys to productivity.

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    Custom Manufactured Parts vs. Mass Produced, Which One Is Better?

    Manufactured parts come from raw materials that a factory turns into a consumer good or industry component. That may seem pretty straightforward but, depending on the product, it can involve many complex steps and procedures. With the global supply chain crisis, many people have begun paying attention to these processes.

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    10 Things Beginning CNC Machine Users Need to Succeed

    The use of CNC milling machines is gaining popularity across many machine shops in Canada. 

    Using a CNC milling machine guarantees accuracy and consistency when cutting metals. However, new users often experience challenges when starting with CNC milling.

    This guide highlights ten things that can help you succeed as a beginner in CNC milling.


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    Common Causes Of Welding Defects From Poor Material Preparation

    Welding defects are serious issues that can lead to equipment or machinery failure if not fixed. When looking for welding services in Calgary, you need to ensure that the provider you select is familiar with common material flaws and how to prevent them.

    In this guide, Aaron Machine Shop will teach you about common welding defects and their causes. By the end, you'll know how to identify these imperfections and contact a welding shop if you notice them.

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    Onsite Welding Services and Its Benefits to Various Industries

    Welding is required for many different industries, but it can slow down your process when you need to get it done off-site. Additionally, the national average hourly rate for welding services can be up to $125, often with service fees on top of that. 


    Your best option, then, is to find a service that offers on-site welding at affordable prices. Here are some of the various benefits of utilizing on-site welding in Calgary. 

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    Metal Fabrication Deemed Essential During COVID-19 Crisis

    We are nearly a full year into the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, restrictions and fresh lockdowns continue throughout Canada and the USA. The language of these restrictions outline what businesses are essential, in other words, which must stay open to keep the country running. Is metal fabrication considered "essential," and if so, which metal fabrication Calgary jobs and why?

    The answer is a little more complicated than you might think. Follow along as we explain why we cannot live without specific metal fabrication and manufacturing work.

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    Why Hydraulic Repairs Are Important

    Hydraulics have come a long way since their invention in 1795.


    From their humble origins in farm equipment, they're now a vital component in every modern industry. From power plants to marine equipment to food and beverage processing, no one can argue hydraulic importance in the 21st century.


    Still, hydraulic maintenance is one of those tasks that often falls by the wayside. No one wants to think about hydraulic repair, but isn't it better to address a small problem before it becomes a bigger one?


    In this post, we'll examine why maintenance is so important and show you where to get the best hydraulic service in Calgary. Keep reading to learn more!

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  • metal fabrication
    The Most Common Materials Used in Metal Fabrication

    Metal fabrication plays a crucial role in building a wide variety of products, such as cabinets, fire pits, racks, shelving units and trophies from different raw materials. The procedure uses a combination of processes, such as cutting, bending and assembling. Based on your specifications and quality required for the end product, key considerations are given for the material to be used. Choose experienced technicians for fabricating different metals according to your requirements. Count on Aaron Machine Shop Ltd for proficient metal fabrication and detailed fitting services. We have been providing metal works, including bending, cutting and assembling of parts for our clients since 1996. We also specialize in CNC machining, welding, hydraulics, on-site repairs and metal art.

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    Importance of Welding Services for Metal Buildings

    Welding is the most durable and strongest method to join two separate pieces of metal with high heat. The benefits of choosing welding services are plenty, but special consideration has to be taken for the type of metal to be welded. Factors such as metal’s melting point, electrical conductivity, inherent strength and how the metal reacts to forces such as stretching and bending should be considered. Count on Aaron Machine Shop Ltd for reliable welding services in Calgary. We offer metal welding services for aluminum, stainless steel, cast iron and titanium. We have been providing general machining services since 1996.

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    An Overview of the CNC Machining Process

    Computer-numerical control (CNC) machining is highly important in the manufacturing industry. Equipment such as shaping machines, routers and center lathes are used during the process. This method plays a big role in improving the production capacity. It is perfect as it helps to produce items in large quantities. The process is complex to be properly executed by a layman and so, should be executed by professional CNC machinists.


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  • Metal fabrication in Calgary Alberta
    What Is Metal Fabrication? A Complete Overview from Calgary’s Experts

    Metal fabrication refers to the process of shaping and assembling raw metal materials into a finished metal part or structure. This process adds value to the materials by transforming them into usable end products. At Aaron Machine Shop, we are passionate about providing high-quality metal fabrication services in Calgary and excited to tell you all about what it is that we do.

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  • Waterjet cutting in Calgary Alberta
    Uses and Benefits of Waterjet Cutting

    Waterjet cutting is a unique method of machining that has numerous applications for a variety of industries. Just like conventional machines, a waterjet cutter cuts and shapes materials for the fabrication process. It is a versatile and flexible tool with a number of unique benefits. At Aaron Machine Shop, we provide CNC waterjet cutting in Calgary. Here's a look at the important role of waterjet cutting in general machining.

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  • Hydraulics service in Calgary Alberta
    A Guide to Hydraulic System Maintenance and Service

    Proper hydraulic system service is the key to reducing system failure and maximizing operating life. The small monetary and time investment into routine maintenance can help save you the cost of a new system. At Calgary's Aaron Machine Shop, we provide comprehensive hydraulic service alongside our popular CNC machining services. We have put together a guide to keeping your hydraulic system in good shape and identifying problems.

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    Types of Metals Used in Welding

    During the welding process, the properties of the metal being welded need to be taken into account. This is because different metals respond to welding in unique ways. At Aaron Machine Shop, we provide welding services in addition to general machining, CNC machining, and waterjet cutting in Calgary. Our certified welders work with aluminum, cast iron, stainless steel, and titanium. Here is a look at the unique advantages and challenges of welding each of these metals.

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  • CNC machining in Calgary Alberta
    Applications and Advantages of CNC Machining

    Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining is a method of machining that uses computer systems to manipulate traditional machining equipment such as millers and lathes. As the use of computers in the manufacturing and fabrication process has increased, so have CNC machines. At Aaron Machine Shop in Calgary, we provide CNC machining among our general machining services. Here's a look at some of the applications and advantages of CNC machines.

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  • 16/10/2018
    The Differences Between Welding and Metal Fabrication

    If you work in an industry that requires the use of a lot of metal, you might be familiar with the terms welding and fabrication. While many people use these terms interchangeably, the fact is that they are two completely different things. At Aaron Machine Shop, we pride ourselves on a history of creating quality machine parts for anyone who comes through our doors. Let us walk you through the main differences between welding and metal fabrication.

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  • 16/10/2018
    How to Find a Metal Supplier for Your Next Project

    For innovators, artists, inventors, creators of cool stuff and DIY fanatics, Aaron Machine Shop is a resource for great advice and great materials. As custom metal fabricators, machinists, and welders, the team at Aaron Machine Shop has served the metallurgical needs of commercial and industrial customers, as well as the area's hobbyists and tinkerers, since 1996. We know the challenges of finding cost-effective sources for high quality metals; here are some things to keep in mind when you begin your search for a metal supplier.

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