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What’s the Average Cost per Square Foot for Powder Coating?

Deciding whether to powder coat or paint can come down to something as simple as price. Either solution can yield excellent results using a high-quality product and proper application. There are...

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Outsourced Laser Cutter Cost Per Hour Vs In-House Laser Cutter Prices

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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The 6 Stages of the Sheet Metal Manufacturing Process

Sheet metal is one of the most common materials used in metalworking and has been used in one form or another for 1,000 of years. Even though sheet metal is found in everything from industrial...

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How Much Does Laser Cutting Steel Cost Per Inch?

When it comes to cutting sheet metal, laser cutting and waterjet cutting are both highly technical and highly accurate. However, recent advances in technology have given laser cutting steel a...

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The Cost of Laser Cutting Steel Sheet Metal Vs. Waterjet Cutting

Laser cutting and waterjet cutting are both high-tech, highly accurate forms of sheet metal fabrication. However, there is one clear winner when you compare the cost of laser cutting steel (or...

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Why CustomPartNet Rules as a Manufacturing Cost Estimation Tool & More

When it comes to part fabrication, there are so many variables that need to be considered. You have to come up with a manufacturing cost estimation, the best material to use, the optimal...

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316 vs 316L Stainless Steel: What's the Difference?

What's the difference between 316 vs 316L stainless steel? The answer is surprisingly simple.

It's the carbon content316 stainless steel has a max carbon content of 0.08%. 316L stainless has a...

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8 Easy Ways to Save Money on CNC Bending Orders

If you need pipe or tube bending services, there's probably a bending company in your area that can pull it off. But just because a bender can meet your specifications doesn't mean you should...

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7 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs With a Sheet Metal Fabricator

Here’s a shocker: There are manufacturers around who actually want you to pay less for their sheet metal fabrication services. Before your head starts spinning, you should know they won’t lose...

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303 Vs 304 Vs 316 Stainless: Comparing the Most Popular Steels

So you have a project, and you want to use a familiar, readily available material. You know your decision boils down to 303 vs 304 vs 316 stainless steel. You want an end product of the best...

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