Customer Success: Snagging the Perfect Cut for Motis & Firefighters Everywhere

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Jun 8, 2018 8:32:38 AM

If there's anything we love to see at Scotchman, it's satisfied customers and the incredible things they are building with the help of our machines. What’s even better is knowing that our sawing systems and ironworkers are allowing our customers to bring their work back in-house.

We’re proud to share this story about Paul Terpstra and his company, Motis Inc. , and how our GAA-500-90 saw has been beneficial in his production process.
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Topics: Cold saw, Testimonial, Automation, Future of Manufacturing

Benefits of Scotchman Metal Fabricating Product Demonstrations

Posted by Scotchman Industries on May 8, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Our machinery is constantly going on tour.  Make your shop our next stop!

We have 16 mobile demonstration vehicles located throughout the lower 48 states. Each demo vehicle is equipped with a range of hydraulic ironworkers, circular cold saws, tube and pipe notchers, and measuring systems ready to demonstrate at your place of business.

 

So, what are the benefits of scheduling a product demo with us? Keep reading to find out!

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, On-Site Demonstration, Customer service, Cold saw, Ironworker

Custom Tooling: Punches & Dies

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Apr 26, 2018 12:00:00 PM

 

When a fabricator purchases an ironworker they are purchasing the swiss army knife of the metal fabricating world. Our Hydraulic Ironworkers have multiple standard options for each built-in work station, not to mention the multitude of options for customized tooling within each station.


The punch station is no exception, the possibilities are endless when working with our team of qualified engineers. Over the years, Scotchman's team of engineers have designed and manufactured thousands of special sizes and shapes of punches and dies for unique applications.

 

The Benefits of Custom Tooling

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Topics: Ironworker, Tooling, Custom Tooling, Punches & Dies

Offset Dies vs. Standard Dies

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Apr 19, 2018 1:58:12 PM

 

The struggle is real when trying to use a standard punch and die set to punch a hole close to the web on a piece of angle iron, as it restricts just how close you can get to the edge. Punching close to the web shouldn't be a struggle. It's not when you use an offset die. By using an offset die you are able to get within 1/4" of the web.

 

Standard vs. Offset

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Topics: Ironworker, Tooling, Custom Tooling, Punches & Dies

How to Align an Ironworker Punch and Die

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Apr 13, 2018 9:49:29 AM

 

On a hydraulic ironworker, punching takes the place of drilling and is proven to be more efficient. Punching gives you the ability to produce holes of varying shapes and numerous sizes in a timely manner. In order for your ironworker punch station to be efficient in saving you time and money, the operator needs to know the proper ways to operate it.

One thing to remember is to NEVER punch material thicker than the diameter of your punch, doing so will increase the risk of your punch shattering and will put your operator in danger. This is just one thing to think about when using the punch.

 

How to Change a Punch and Die

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Topics: Ironworker, Tooling, Custom Tooling, Punches & Dies

Scotchman Goes International: Save the Date for FABTECH Mexico, FABTECH Canada, & FABTECH USA

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Mar 13, 2018 2:12:28 PM

Scotchman Industries is going international to attend two of North America’s largest metal fabrication events: FABTECH Mexico (May 2-4, 2018), and FABTECH Canada (June 12-14, 2018)

We’ll be taking our ironworkers, circular cold saws, and other metal fabrication products to THREE different locations in North America so metal fabricators across the continent can see first-hand how our machines have the ability to add value to their businesses.

At Scotchman, we’re always looking for opportunities to make connections with fabricators and businesses–– learning about their metal fabrication needs and discussing how our products and dedicated sales and service teams can help.

Although it’s still a few months away, registrations are officially open for FABTECH Mexico and FABTECH Canada. Keep reading for a preview of both events, and learn why you should make plans to visit the Scotchman booth!

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Topics: Ironworker, Cold saw, Manufacturing Industry, FABTECH

Women in Manufacturing at Scotchman Industries

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Mar 8, 2018 3:41:01 PM

Today's U.S. manufacturers are facing an impending skills gap as a generation of manufacturing workers prepare themselves for retirement. In the future, it is likely that U.S. manufacturers will try to bring back millions of factory jobs, to the United States, at the same time the industry is experiencing an increase of retirements from the aging workforce. If this prediction is correct, the manufacturing skills gap will continue to grow and create an even greater challenge for American manufacturers. The shortage of skilled workers is a serious challenge which needs to be addressed with high priority.

Combating the Manufacturing Skills Gap by Inspiring Women

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Topics: Manufacturing Industry, Future of Manufacturing, Skills Gap

Scotchman Sales Team: Real People Ready to Help with Your Metal Fabrication Equipment Needs

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Jan 29, 2018 2:40:38 PM

Every business claims to have excellent customer service, but we all know this claim isn't always the truth. 

In today’s world, it has become harder to find a real person to speak with on the phone, let alone see them face to face. All too often, when trying to navigate through an automated phone system it can become a long and drawn out process. When you’re provided with a long list of options to choose from, with many of these options leading you to a voice mail box anyway or directing you to a website.

This form of “service” is rarely helpful, and usually quite frustrating. Luckily for you, Scotchman Industries believes in the human connection and highly values open communication. Which is why we ALWAYS have someone answering our phone during office hours.

At Scotchman, our business is building ironworkers and cold saws, but our company was also founded on the principle of providing well-built machinery to help our customers find efficient solutions for their shop needs. 

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Topics: Customer service, Ironworker, Cold saw, Manufacturing Industry, On-Site Demonstration

A New Year's Resolution for Your Shop: Add Automation to Your Circular Saw and Ironworker

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Jan 23, 2018 1:12:09 PM

Good Bye 2017, Hello 2018. Wow, that was quick!

The new year is a time when many people make personal resolutions to lose weight, quit smoking, save money, and a wealth of other goals. In addition to your personal new year’s resolutions, do you make a resolutions and goals to improve your business?

If you work in the manufacturing industry, why not make a resolution in 2018 to increase production, efficiency, and output with metal fabrication automation. Keep reading to learn how adding metal fabrication automation, at any level, to your Scotchman circular cold saws and ironworkers can bring immediate benefits to your business.

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Topics: Cold saw, Ironworker, Manufacturing Industry, Automation

Circular Cold Saws, Automation, Trump, and More: Scotchman's Year in Review

Posted by Scotchman Industries on Dec 29, 2017 1:16:34 PM

 

2017 was another fantastic year for Scotchman Industries, bringing major company milestones & anniversaries, developments in cold saw and ironworker products, and the continued support of our loyal customers.

Before we jump into 2018, we’re taking a look back at the things that made the year 2017 so special at Scotchman by sharing the most memorable blog posts from 2017, ranging in topics from FABTECH, to President Donald Trump.

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Topics: Manufacturing Industry, Education, Insider, american made

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