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Laser Cutting Services: In-House Manufacturing Vs. Outsourcing

Is it better to send out the laser-cutting portion of a job to manufacturers who specialize in that kind of work and pay their laser cutter prices? Or does it make more cents (sorry) to buy the...

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Industrial Welding Services: MIG vs TIG Welding

What’s the difference between MIG vs. TIG welding for your industrial project?

Each form of industrial welding services has its own strengths and uses. Here’s what matters for choosing MIG or TIG...

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CNC Bending Services: Everything You Need to Know

Those dang millennials. Always trying to be in front of a computer screen. Now it's even spilled into the world of metal manufacturing, and the way we fabricate metal tubing and sheets

What is CNC...

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Sheet Metal Laser Cutting Services: What Will You Pay?

So you’ve got a project that needs to look great. Tight tolerances and incredible precision are on your mind. We bet the potential cost is riding your brain waves, too.

Perhaps you’ve already...

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Round Steel Tubing Sizes | Tube Sizes Guide

The sizes listed below are for standard tube production. If you have custom engineering or requests, your metal manufacturer may be able to make them work too, depending on its engineers' skill...

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Is Paying for 316 Stainless Steel's Corrosion Resistance Worth It?

Many know 316 stainless steel as the go-to metal for heavy-duty applications. It’s tough, corrosion-resistant, and … expensive.

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What’s the Difference Between Forming, Bending and Fabrication?

Metal manufacturing comes in many forms. Terms are tossed around like footballs, and sometimes one is incorrectly used in place of another.

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8 Things About Steel Tube Services You Should Know

It's OK to not have all the answers when you approach a metal manufacturer with a job. But it'll sure make you look smarter.

"Steel tube services" can mean a lot of different things. For one, a...

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5 Ways to Control the Cost of Tube Bending Services

It's probably safe to assume that cost is one of the (if not THE) main factor that affects your choice of tube bending service provider. And it's also probably safe to assume that at times the...

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Benefits of CNC Tube Bending Services vs. Joint Welding

CNC (computer numerically controlled) machinery has revolutionized the manufacturing industry. All repetitive fabrications - including stamping, cutting, bending, and punching - can now be...

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