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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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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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