What do tolerances mean to your project?
Tolerances. We’re all familiar with them. But what do they mean to your project? Tolerances within manufactured fabrications are actually Engineering Tolerances. This defines the permissible limits of variation in a physical dimension – material thickness, overall dimensions, hole placement or size, location and degree of a bend. This defines the acceptable amount of dimensional […]
There are fabricators. There are installers. bo-mar is both!
When talking about some of our bigger, more recent projects, I’ve been asked many times who installed it for us. The answer is – US! As our project scope has increased on architectural projects, so has our ability to see it through from start to finish. As we always have, bo-mar projects are fabricated in […]
The New Generation of Skilled Tradespeople
Over the past decade or so, I’ve been hearing a lot about the need to get more young people into skilled trades like welding and electrical. If you look at the statistics, most of the people in those positions are in their 50s and 60s and looking to retire soon — and there aren’t enough […]
Tips for working with an out-of-state metal fabricator
After I posted a blog last year about why it can be difficult – and potentially risky – to have your metal part or product made overseas, a few people asked me if some of those risks of off-shore manufacturing would rule out an out-of-state fabricator too. That’s a valid question. In some cases – […]
Architects and engineers have more in common than you might think
Some rivalries just won’t go away: Pacers versus Knicks, Coke versus Pepsi, Apple versus Android. And then there’s one rivalry that I think really needs to end: engineers versus architects. I realize this one goes back a long way. Way, way back. More than 50 years ago, Frank Lloyd Wright said in an interview that […]
Our commitment to quality management
My late father had a lot of favorite sayings, but one I remember him using often was this: “That wasn’t a mistake. It was a learning experience.” That’s wise advice that I carry with me every day. Even at a place like bo-mar Industries, where we aim for “plus or minus 0” tolerances, sometimes things […]