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Bead Blasting Services Vs. In-House: 4 Cost Considerations

Bead blasting is celebrated (or at least it should be!) as a low-cost way to clean or remove surface deposits and increase a metal’s looks and surface properties. Bead blasting services are great...

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Is Aluminum Tubing Right for Your Application?

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You know aluminum. You love aluminum. It’s your brain’s automatic go-to when you start an engineering project and need materials. But is aluminum tubing...

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Hand and Robotic Welding Services: 3 Ways They’re Worlds Apart

Like landline to smartphone, Blockbuster to Netflix, or newspaper to digital edition, we’ve witnessed a gradual shift in technology from hand welding to robotic welding services. The manual method...

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Aluminum Tubing Traits: What You Need to Know

Aluminum tubing is one of the most popular metal fabrication materials for industrial uses.

For starters, it’s affordable. But there’s more you should know about this metal -- good and bad --...

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Robotic Welding Services: Complete Your Supply Chain

The robots are taking over. Even welding is not immune. This is great news if you’re seeking robotic welding services that can figure into your manufacturing supply chain.

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Manual Vs. Robotic Welding Services -- 4 Cost Factors

Engineers and buyers must always understand how much they are spending, what they are spending it on, and why. Welding is no different -- there’s much to consider when deciding whether to play it...

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Slash Costs with All-in-One Component Manufacturing

Admit it: Most of us would rather run to Wal-Mart for the stuff we need instead of driving across town three times for the grocery store, hardware store, and pharmacy. Wal-Mart’s just so easy. The...

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Contract vs. In-House Metal Manufacturing Assembly Services: 4 Cost Factors

Cost control is a chief concern in most industries, and manufacturing is no different. It’s a prime motive for using contract metal manufacturing assembly services rather than maintaining in-house...

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American Metal Manufacturing Trends: 2017 and Beyond

“Although the manufacturing industry took a nosedive at the turn of the century, the outlook has been positive over the last few years.” We wrote that very line in our 2016 American metal...

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4 Benefits of a Local Supply Chain for American Companies

It can be tempting to outsource your supply chain: extremely cheap labor and production costs are incredibly enticing. But, unless your product is intended for an overseas consumer base, those are...

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