Why Midwest Metal Products Embraces Kaizen

Sometimes change in the business world takes time. Sometimes committees lack leadership. Sometimes schedules get off track and people lose direction. Enter the Kaizen event. This structured methodology uses a short time frame—usually between 2-10 days—to speed up change and improve internal processes. Kaizen focuses on continuing improvement, eliminating waste, and boosting productivity. Participants begin […]

We Turn Machine Designs into Sheet Metal Parts

From airplanes to appliances to automobiles, sheet metal is used in a multitude of industrial and non-industrial processes. At Midwest Metal Products, we can easily convert any machine design into specific, customized sheet metal parts. For more than 50 years, we’ve manufactured high-quality aluminum and stainless steel equipment for customers throughout the world. Your design […]

How to Weld Aluminum

Aluminum welding, commonly used in aerospace for its lightweight and resistance to corrosion can be difficult to master. Midwest Metal Products uses two different methods to weld aluminum, TIG Welding and MIG Welding. Learn more about proper tools, safety, methods, techniques, and issues involved with aluminum welding below. Preparing to Weld Aluminum Tools Needed: Aluminum […]

How to Install PEM/Aerospace Style Hardware in Sheet Metal

The age-old idiom, “The devil is in the details,” stresses the importance of a thorough completion of any job. In sheet metal production, those details of such an important significance are in sheet metal hardware installation. The sheet metal hardware selected for any job is important because it can greatly impact the overall form, function, […]

Tools Used in Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication

Metal fabrication is the complex process by which raw metals are transformed into an array of products used on the ground floors of hospitals to the highest of airplanes. The three stages of sheet metal fabrication use a variety of sheet metal fabrication tools, depending on the specifications of any custom order. Custom sheet metal […]

What is Sheet Metal Fabrication?

When considering the highest technological advancements of the last century, one imagines lasers and computers. Movies like Star Trek and The Matrix hold promises of technologies that seem already designed in today. In a field of technology that includes microcomputers no bigger than a snowflake (April 26, 2014 New Scientist) or lasers the size of […]