In addition to celebrating America’s birthday this July, the team at Double R Manufacturing is recognizing the American ingenuity behind the art of sandblasting.

American soldier and inventor Benjamin Chew Tilghman filed a patent for the sandblasting process around 1870.  He developed this creative idea for paint and rust removal while serving in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Through the years and around the world, Tilghman’s sandblasting technique has been refined for a vast array of applications, projects, artistic pieces, products, and equipment.

3 Ways Sandblasting Ignites Creativity in Manufacturing

Double R Manufacturing is proud to carry out the creative visions of an American inventor by performing skillful workmanship through sandblasting processes.  Here are a few ways sandblasting serves the manufacturing needs of today’s Americans:

  • Usefully, thanks to the process created by Tilghman, today’s artisans can use sandblasting techniques to clean dirt, rust, corrosion, and contaminates off tough surfaces and metals. This surface treatment process is suitable for cleaning and giving new life to old pieces or creating brand new products and equipment
  • Brilliantly, through a high-speed stream of air and solid particles, the abrasive blasting technique can also smooth a rough surface in preparation of sealants, coatings, or other applications. At Double R Manufacturing, many of our projects require sandblasting prior to applying a final powder coating to ensure superior surface quality, longevity, aesthetic appeal, and corrosion prevention.
  • Creatively, the art of sandblasting allows Double R’s sandblasters to transform a rusty piece of metal into a shiny work of art. By propelling the high-speed stream towards a sturdy piece of steel or metal, Double R’s experts can create a desired effect, etch special designs, and forcibly shape a surface to craft an artistic masterpiece.

Sandblasting Solutions for Products and Equipment

With high-quality sandblasting equipment at our Florida headquarters, Double R’s artisans are prepared to customize products and equipment for a diverse range of industries, businesses, and individuals across the nation.

Browse our galleries to view a wide selection of our American-made entrance gates, stairs, railings, barn and stall equipment, accessories, custom steel wall art, carts, trailers, toolboxes, party grills, barbeques, shelving, ramps, storage boxes, bars, serving tables, signage, marine products, and many other customized products, equipment, and solutions.

Call Double R Manufacturing today at (800) 813-3361 to learn more about our sandblasting services.  We are ready to meet your project needs and surpass your expectations. 

As Americans celebrated Independence Day this month, many of us reflected on the privileges and joys of American life.  Freedom of expression and property rights are among those privileges. At Double R Manufacturing, we believe American-made products are also something to celebrate this month and throughout the year.

Positive Contributions of U.S. Manufacturing in 2020

U.S. manufacturers employ millions of workers, bringing in billions of dollars for our annual economy.  There is no denying the manufacturing sector serves as a major contributor to the stability of our free society.

During the coronavirus pandemic, companies nationwide shifted gears to manufacturer and locally deliver in-demand items, such as personal protective equipment (PPE). This included alcohol distilleries brewing hand sanitizer, small clothing designers making protective facemasks, and major carmakers building ventilators.

Across our state of Florida, manufacturers began transforming raw materials into essential products.  Double R Manufacturing also stepped up to meet our customer’s changing needs, including banners and custom signage to convey new information or to comply with distancing guidelines. Pivoting to serve neighbors and business communities is a specialty of American manufacturers, dating back hundreds of years to times of war and times of change.

Top-Quality Materials and American Artisanship

Whether we work with an individual homeowner or a large corporation, one piece or thousands, our goal is to surpass each customer’s expectations with durable materials and fine craftsmanship.

With full-scale operations based in Ocala, Florida, Double R Manufacturing is proud to design and fabricate a wide array of customized signage, property markers, gates, entrances, railings, banisters, stairways, landings, equine equipment, barn and stall equipment, custom barbeques, bars, tables, benches, wall art, and much more.

At Double R Manufacturing, each piece undergoes a design process of meticulous bending, cutting, and assembling to ensure the delivery of only the strongest specialty pieces for businesses and residential customers.

From sandblasting and water jet cutting, to custom fabrication and final powder coating, Double R’s specialists use top-quality materials to provide the highest standard in finished products.  Steel, durable aluminum, beautiful wood, artistic features, ornamental finials, graphics, monogramming, and thousands of powder-coating colors offer the freedom for customers to bring their American dreams to life.

Let us help you celebrate your FREEDOM to CUSTOMIZE high-quality equipment. Call Double R Manufacturing today at (800) 813-3361 to discuss your product needs and project goals. 

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October is National Manufacturing Month, a time to put a spotlight on the positive impact of manufacturing companies and skilled workers across America. This monthly observance stems from National Manufacturing Day, a day traditionally recognized on the first Friday in October to support and inspire future generations to seek careers in manufacturing.

Double R Manufacturing’s team of skilled engineers and craftsmen are proud to be part of a leading industry in Florida’s economy. Countless hours have gone into a wide-array of training programs to fine-tune machinery operations and sharpen skill-sets. Our talented workforce specializes in manufacturing and custom fabricating products that are built to last.

Manufacturing & Custom Fabrication

We all know that manufacturing is a broad term for making something.  It could be one item or the mass production of items. Custom fabrication, however, is the art of making something unique and specific for your needs. Double R Manufacturing’s custom fabrication and design services include meticulously bending, cutting, assembling, and delivering strong products with both functionality and longevity.

From abrasive water jet cutting of sheet metal to a smooth powder coating – Double R’s craftsmen combine skill with the best possible materials to provide the highest-quality of finished products.  As artisans and problem solvers, we can also use sandblasting techniques to turn a rusty piece of metal into a beautiful work of art. Our skills help us bring products and ideas of nearly any complexity to life.

With 75 years of combined experience in design and fabrication, we are thrilled to celebrate the limitless benefits of high-quality manufacturing. Our unique list of specialty items have included carts, trailers, tool boxes, roof supports, shelving, clothing racks, yard art, wall art, gun and storage boxes, hooks, small bridges, ramps, stairs, railings, bumpers, tables, benches, signage, marine products, and custom BBQs.  Around Ocala and North Central Florida, we are widely known for custom gates, entrances, stall doors, stall breeding stocks, and stall shutters.  The list doesn’t stop there. Double R Manufacturing is ready to surpass your expectations with durable products and equipment to meet your unique needs.

We work with individuals and corporations on projects big and small.  Call Double R Manufacturing today at (800) 813-3361 to learn more about our products and services.