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Carbon Steel Tubing Overview for Commercial & Industrial Projects

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And if you’re holding high hopes for carbon steel tubing for your next job, rest assured it’s far more valuable in function than in form.


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Sheet Metal Laser Cutting vs. Plasma Cutting -- Which Should You Specify?

Many engineers and their customers have asked this simple question: Laser cutting or plasma cutting?

Deciding if sheet metal laser cutting is right for you can be complicated. First let’s review...

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How 316 vs. 316L Stainless Steel Affects Tubing Design


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Pros and Cons of Full-Service Contract Manufacturing Services

Contract manufacturing services are a huge commitment. If you have multiple steps in your manufacturing supply chain, you'll have to decide how many vendors to bring into the project.

You may look...

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Tube Bending Formulas & Common Terms | Tubular Components Design

This guide to tube bending formulas will help you optimize your tubular components. Download the full guide here for a complete list of dos and don'ts.

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When to Specify Mandrel Bending for Your OEM Component

There are four major types of bending you could specify for your component. Today we're just looking at mandrel and rotary draw bending - go here for more information on other types


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Should You Consider Powder Coating Services Earlier in Your Design?

Short answer: Yes, definitely.

Long answer: Like any other manufacturing process, powder coating automatically presents challenges. You can mitigate those challenges by designing your part with...

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How to Optimize Your Design for Metal Fabrication

Do you want to optimize your design for metal fabrication? Here are 5 tips to do so.

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Benefits of Roll Forming

Roll forming passes coiled sheet metal through a horizontal series of rotating dies to produce a desired shape.  

Each set of rolling dies makes an incremental change to the sheet metal until the...

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How to Negotiate a Strong OEM Manufacturing Agreement

Your OEM manufacturing agreement is the foundation of your relationship with your vendor. A strong agreement leads to a strong, mutually beneficial partnership. A weak agreement can lead to...

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