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Tubular Steel Products: Stainless Steel Finishing and Applications

Tubular steel products can be finished in a surprising number of ways. A few weeks ago, we did an article on powder coating for metal tubing. Today, we'll be focusing on common stainless steel...

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Tubular Steel Production: Testing Metal Tubing Strength

Metal tubing goes through extensive testing to make sure it's up to ASTM standards. A tube's strength goes in two directions: tensile (outwards, pulling) and compression (inwards, pushing).

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Tubular Steel Fabrication: Let Us Count the Ways

Metal fabrication is a term that encompasses a large number of processes in manufacturing. Tubular steel fabrication refers specifically to those process that prepare and assemble the metal...

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5 Reasons to Consider Reshoring Your Manufacturing in 2016

Some very influential companies have been moving their manufacturing back to America: Apple, GE, and Google are just a few of many. With changes across global landscapes and economies, offshoring...

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Why Bead Blasting Services Are Better Than Sand Blasting

Glass bead blasting services are merely one type of abrasive blasting: sand, water, and wheel are a few others. Abrasive blasting is used to remove rust, dirt, old paint, and any other residue...

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10 Common Items You Didn't Know Used Powder Coating

Most people tend to assume colorful (or not-so-colorful) everyday objects have been painted. Actually, there are many everyday items that are powder coated due to its cost, durability, and...

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Powder Coating: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

Powder coating is a modern, high-quality organic finish for metals and other materials. There are tons of benefits of powder coating over painting and other finishes. Check it out.

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The Benefits of Laser Cutting in Sheet Metal Fabrication

Metal cutting techniques fall into three broad categories: manual tools, machine cutting, and burning/welding tech. All have their uses in sheet metal fabrication, though there is arguably one...

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Tubular Steel Fabrication: Rotary Draw Bending

So you need some tubes bent. You need them bent tightly, precisely, and efficiently. You need rotary draw bending.

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Welded Steel Tubing vs. Seamless Steel Tubing

A tube is a tube is a tube.

Maybe for the layman. For manufacturers and their clients who require steel tubing, it's important to note the differences and understand which tubes work best for...

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