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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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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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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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