Schuette Metals Blog

Prometheus's Gift of Fire Led to Forge Welding

September 10, 2020 by Dave Manney

Prometheus's Gift of Fire Led to Forge Welding

The Greek Titan Prometheus brought fire to mankind, giving mankind heat, hot food, and Forge Welding to make the tools needed to survive.

Welding: Its Journey From The Iron Age To Now

August 28, 2020 by Dave Manney

Welding: Its Journey From The Iron Age To Now
It may seem like it's only been around for a 100 years, but Welding traces its lineage to the Iron Age

How Curtain Wall Systems Help Prevent Catastrophes

August 13, 2020 by Dave Manney

How Curtain Wall Systems Help Prevent Catastrophes

When meeting all fire codes and working with fire suppression systems, Curtain Wall Systems decrease the odds of catastrophic building failures.

E-Coat vs A-Coat: the Tale of the Tape!

August 05, 2020 by Dave Manney

E-Coat vs A-Coat: the Tale of the Tape!
When comparing e-coatings to a-coatings, there's very little daylight between the two processes. Turns out, the main difference turns out to be something small.

The Familiarity and Strength of Powder Coating

July 28, 2020 by Dave Manney

The Familiarity and Strength of Powder Coating

Powder Coating is one of the most popular methods of protecting metals. It's cheaper, lasts longer, and is environmentally friendly.

A-Coating Isn't Just a Coating!

July 23, 2020 by Dave Manney

A-Coating Isn't Just a Coating!

The A-Coating process resembles an e-coat. Both are excellent at protecting metals, but the process is the main difference between the two.

The Marvelous Alchemy of Electroplating

July 15, 2020 by Dave Manney

The Marvelous Alchemy of Electroplating

Electric current combined with the dissolved metal cations equals Electroplating. This is the third of a series comparing methods of protective metal finishing processes.

One of the Most Reliable Ways of Protecting Steel: Galvanization

July 07, 2020 by Dave Manney

One of the Most Reliable Ways of Protecting Steel: Galvanization
What do alchemy, Frankenstein, and a frog have in common? Galvanization

4 Methods of Anodizing—a Protective Metal Coating

June 30, 2020 by Dave Manney

4 Methods of Anodizing—a Protective Metal Coating
Anodizing is an excellent solution for protecting metal because of the adhesion offered. It doesn't flake or lose its luster, making it a favorite for many industries.

How Well Does CARC Play with the Environment?

June 24, 2020 by Dave Manney

How Well Does CARC Play with the Environment?
CARC is the specially developed, durable, non-absorbent, and highly resisting paint with a myriad of benefits commonly applied to military vehicles and equipment.

Do You Know the Difference Between QA & QC?

June 23, 2020 by Dave Manney

Do You Know the Difference Between QA & QC?

A QA system designs and manufactures products. QC verifies the products are safe.  Both systems are vital for great QMS.  However, each play their own part.

Need a Lift? Explore the World of Boom Lifts

June 16, 2020 by Dave Manney

Need a Lift? Explore the World of Boom Lifts

Boom Lifts are a special kind of an aerial lift with a base and a maneuverable arm when moving. Working platforms for boom lifts are at the end of the arm. They are the ideal choice for lifting workers and equipment simultaneously. Boom lifts access complex angles, and with great flexibility.

Types Of Custom Metal Fabrication And Their Applications

June 10, 2020 by Dave Manney

Types Of Custom Metal Fabrication And Their Applications

Technology and a better grasp of metallurgy has improved the process of Metal Fabrication. But, metals still are among the most complex natural materials to work with.

The Transformative and Destructive Nature of Rust

June 03, 2020 by Dave Manney

The Transformative and Destructive Nature of Rust
Rust is a natural process, occurring with or without our help. Finding smart ways of working around it, however, is the only option remaining.

How Much do you Know About the Process of Cutting Metal?

May 20, 2020 by Dave Manney

How Much do you Know About the Process of Cutting Metal?
Knowing metal cutting's evolution includes learning about metal properties and their historical applications. From the Stone Age to now, metal cutting is evolving

Depressed by Supply and Assembly? Implement Kitting

May 11, 2020 by Dave Manney

Depressed by Supply and Assembly? Implement Kitting
Implementing a Kitting Program eliminates bottlenecks in the supply chain by centralizing components that arrive ready for equipment.

We look forward to seeing you again!

May 01, 2020 by Dave Manney

We look forward to seeing you again!

With all the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, we miss our relationships!

Collaborative Engineering: a Strong Solution for Production

April 29, 2020 by Dave Manney

Collaborative Engineering: a Strong Solution for Production
Collaborative engineering has long been hyped for solving critical and complex challenges in manufacturing, defeating flat earthers.

Theory and Strengths of Advanced Product Quality Planning

April 20, 2020 by Dave Manney

Theory and Strengths of Advanced Product Quality Planning
Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP): a structured approach to standardize quality requirements for manufacturers to design products satisfying customers.

The Concealed Safety of Curtain Walls

April 15, 2020 by Dave Manney

The Concealed Safety of Curtain Walls

Increased environmental awareness and stringent government regulations increased demand for green buildings, and Curtain Wall Systems have a lot to offer.

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