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Pros and Cons of Using Galvanized Steel Tubing

Galvanized steel tubing is a great way to cut costs if you're currently working with stainless steel or painted metal tubes. There's a good reason galvanization is the most popular way to protect...

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Tubular Steel: Common Applications & Uses for Steel Tubes

Tubular steel is a multi-functional necessity for many industries. It can be beautiful and decorative, simple and strictly functional, and anywhere in between.

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What Is Lean Manufacturing, And Why Should You Care?

When we talk about lean manufacturing, imagine it like a building:

The pieces on the bottom build the foundation for the next level, which create a platform to support the "roof." This is the...

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Improving an Engineering Design for Manufacturing

At a very basic level, engineers are problem solvers. The creation of new and improved products is driven by problems that we face, whether at the consumer or industrial level.

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Manufacturing Design Problems, Limits, and Solutions

Like most other industries, manufacturers are limited in the scope of what they can produce by the laws of physics.

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How Is Tubular Steel Made? | Tube Production Process

Let's take a look at the tube production process. Tubular Steel 101: How is it made?This is where is all begins.

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Pipe vs. Tube: What's the Difference?

Among the general population, "pipe" and "tube" are interchangeable terms. They're even synonyms in Thesaurus.com. But, for manufacturers and others who work with pipes and tubes on a daily basis,...

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Value Analysis & Engineering Innovation Are a Component of Customer Service

Innovate: to introduce something new; make changes in anything established.

Customer Service: assistance and other resources that a company provides to the people who buy or use its products or ...

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Aluminum vs Steel: Which Material Works for You?

Both aluminum and steel are hallmarks of metal manufacturing. Both are synthetic alloys -- they must be created using other basic elements, and they don't appear in nature like silver or gold. So...

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Embossing as a Metal Strengthening Technique

    

Embossing is a texturing technique used to raise or stamp patterns into a given material.

Embossing is similar to engraving, which is a technique that cuts designs into the material rather...

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