D+M Metal Products’ Bob Buist will be attending the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association Intl.® (FMA) annual meeting in New Orleans on March 8-10, 2017.

This year taking the opportunity to talk with other people in the industry will be especially helpful because the rapidly changing political landscape will have ramifications for the economy and for fabricating and manufacturing in ways we may not already anticipate. FMA’s economic analyst Dr. Chris Kuehl will be sharing his thoughts on what we may expect. Other topics of interest we can look forward to include: the latest in equipment technology and automation, lean principles, employee recruitment and engagement, and how changing technology will affect business in the coming months and years.  

Anyone in the fabricating and manufacturing industry attending, feel free to say hello to Bob while at the conference or to contact him via the website beforehand so we can make connecting in New Orleans possible.

In 1981 D+M purchased its first CNC turret press, since that time we’ve continued to add and update our turret press capacity.  Recently we added a new LVD V30 turret press to replace one of our aging Pega machines.  The increase in sheet size and speed improves our capacity without increasing the floor space required. 

At the same time we purchased a new LVD PPEC 7-axis press brake that replaces another aged out press brake.  The improvement in speed, multi axis gaging and quality also increases our ability and capacity in our press area.  By continuing to invest in new and updated equipment we are able to improve our quality and effectiveness to meet our customers’ requirements.

If you have specific questions concerning punching or forming technology at D+M please contact us at 616-784-0601 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at www.dmmetalproducts.com

D+M METAL PRODUCTS ADDS CAPACITY WITH LINCOLN SYSTEM 10 ROBOTIC WELDING CELL

For over 30 years, one of D+M Metal Products strengths has been its welding department.  Since the first robotic welder purchased in 1984 our expertise in robotic welding has grown.   D+M’s robotic welding personnel are well equipped to weld stainless, aluminum and carbon steel for your specific application.  Every year we look to provide additional capacity, reliability and increased value for our customers.  As part of that commitment D+M has recently purchased a fourth robotic weld cell.  This Lincoln System 10 robotic weld cell investment adds capacity and improved throughput because of the cell configuration.  If you have specific questions concerning the robotic welding technology at D+M please contact us at 616-784-0601 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at www.dmmetalproducts.com

D+M METAL PRODUCTS CONTINUES INVESTMENT IN LASER TECHNOLOGY

A critical part of D+M Metal Products long term strategy is to continue to upgrade and replace their equipment to provide additional capacity, reliability and increased value for their customers.  As part of that commitment D+M has recently purchased a new Amada Gemini laser.  This laser investment replaces the first laser that was purchased in 1992.  It is an updated version of their other Amada laser that was purchased in 2002.  The new laser has 1” carbon steel capacity and has a 5’ x 10’ table.  This machine will allow D+M to produce about 50% more product than the laser it replaced.  If you have specific questions concerning laser technology at D+M please contact us at 616-784-0601 or via email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit our website at www.dmmetalproducts.com

D+M Metal Products has earned the Los Angeles City Fabricator License (view our certificate).  The license, which has been awarded to a limited number of fabricators certifies that D+M has met the high standards of quality control the are established by the City of Los Angeles.  This license specifically applies to specialty racks, store fixtures, and shelving.  Attainment of this license recognizes welding processes and procedures that D+M has in place to meet the applicable LA codes.  D+M has developed an extensive weld training program and has certified welders in various AWS codes.  If your project requires a Los Angeles certified fabricator contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information.

D+M Metal Products Company - LA City Fabricator’s License # FB02949

License designation - MWS/SHT STL/SPC RACKS, STORE FIXTURES and SHELVING