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Corrosion in Tubular Steel Products Part 1: Causes & Types

What causes corrosion of tubular steel products?

Corrosion is a chemical process that slowly causes the breakdown of a metal. In steel, both oxygen and moisture are needed to begin the corrosion...

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Carbon Steel Tubing Advantages and Disadvantages

We've all heard about how great stainless steel is. It's durable, attractive, and lightweight.

But what about other types of steel? What if you can't afford stainless, or don't care about...

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5 Tricks to Reduce Metal Stamping Design Inconsistencies

The most common issue our clients face is a design that looks great on paper, but runs into problems during manufacturing. Metal stamping is a breeding ground for inconsistencies between design...

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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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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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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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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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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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