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Steel vs. Aluminum

Posted by Helander on Wed, Jan 26, 2022

Steel and aluminum are two popular metals for producing consumer and commercial metal goods. While both metals can have a shiny, silver appearance, have good forming characteristics, and can resist common forms of damage, the two [...]

The Hydroforming Process: How Does It Work?

Posted by Helander on Fri, Dec 10, 2021

Hydroforming (Sheet Hydroforming) is a specialized deep draw process that uses high-pressure rubber to shape and form metal workpieces. In sheet hydroforming, a metal sheet is placed over a die before highly pressurized water [...]

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Satellite Dishes in the Military and Defense and Aerospace Industry

Posted by Helander on Mon, Oct 11, 2021

At Helander Metal, we provide metal forming and other fabrication services to customers in the aerospace, defense, and military industries. Armed with over 85 years of experience, highly capable employees, and advanced equipment, [...]

Metal Spun High-End Commercial Cookware Components

Posted by Helander on Mon, Oct 11, 2021

What Is Metal Spinning?

Metal spinning, sometimes referred to as spin forming, is a machining technique that creates axially symmetrical parts from metal tubes or discs. This process works by rotating the metal workpiece, forming [...]