Shop Talk with Mestek Machinery

Shop Talk with Mestek Machinery is a new video and podcast series where we discuss the topics, technologies, and processes that matter most to the HVAC duct and fittings fabrication industry as you look for ways to improve your manufacturing operations. For your convenience each post includes podcast, a video podcast, and a transcription of the discussion so you can review the discussion in a way that works for you.

How the Fiber Laser Made Its Way into the HVAC Duct and Fittings Fabrication Industry

How the Fiber Laser Made Its Way into the HVAC Duct and Fittings Fabrication Industry

In this episode, John Welty is joined by Mike Bailey and David Daw and they take a look at the development of the fiber laser for HVAC duct and fittings fabrication and how it has become accepted in the industry. You'll hear some interesting stories about how this technology has found its way into the industry We think this look back in time will provide a lot of context for how the industry continues to evolve and how plasma machines still have a place as well.

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We’d love to hear what you think about Shop Talk with Mestek Machinery so we can make these better as we go along. Even feedback about what topics you’d like to see us tackle in future episodes would be great.

Episode 4: The Evolution of Software in the HVAC Duct and Fittings Fabrication Industry

Episode 4: The Evolution of Software in the HVAC Duct and Fittings Fabrication Industry

In this episode, John Welty is joined by Mike Bailey and David Daw — two gentlemen with over a combined 80 years in the industry… icons of the industry you might say — and the discussion focuses on the software that’s used in today’s HVAC duct and fittings fabrication industry and, in particular, the data exchange for BIM modeling and how it’s evolved to be the standard of today.
Episode 3: The Latest Trends in Shop Workflow

Episode 3: The Latest Trends in Shop Workflow

In this episode of Shop Talk with Mestek Machinery, John Welty, Mike Bailey, and David Daw get into a discussion about the latest trends in shop layout and workflow including what these changes have meant from both a technology and a workforce perspective and a number of other things that you may want to consider as you look to improve your operation.
Episode 1: The Evolution of the HVAC Industry

Episode 1: The Evolution of the HVAC Industry

In this episode of Shop Talk with Mestek Machinery, John Welty, Mike Bailey, and David Daw — over 100 combined years in the industry — discuss the evolution of the HVAC industry including methods of production, technologies, changes in the workforce, and much more.

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Mestek Machinery is comprised of a family of metal forming manufacturing brands with deep roots in the HVAC duct fabrication industry: Lockformer, Iowa Precision, Engel, and Roto-Die. Together, our brands design and manufacture the most complete, productive, and innovative metal forming solutions for the fabrication of HVAC sheet metal ductwork and fittings. With over 100 years of combined experience addressing every facet of the HVAC duct industry, our knowledge and experience allows us to develop cutting edge, precision technologies, and automated manufacturing equipment that saves sheet metal contractors and fabricators time and labor while ensuring a finished duct product of unmatched quality.

Looking to improve the productivity and profitability of your HVAC duct and fittings fabrication operation? Looking for a solution to address a particular application?  Schedule a no obligation, 1-on-1 consultation with a Mestek Machinery Technical Advisor today.

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