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9 Contract Metal Manufacturing Considerations for Your OEM Project

Contract metal manufacturing is more than a business deal - it's a partnership. It may be tempting to assess contract vendors based on face value alone, but that can cause more problems than it...

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Industrial Welding Projects: MIG vs TIG Welding

What’s the difference between MIG vs TIG welding for your industrial project?

Each method of welding has its own strengths and uses. Here’s what matters for choosing MIG vs. TIG welding for your...

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3 Basics of Welding Design for Product Engineering

Welding design matters. Welding is usually an "out of sight, out of mind" manufacturing process - if the product works great, you don't think about it. However, if the product fails, weld design...

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Why Choose Robotic Welding Services Over Hand Welding?

Manufacturing machinery is getting smarter by the day. While some tech (like super agile collaborative robots) are limited to only the most cutting-edge enterprise manufacturing facilities, other...

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What's the Best Aluminum for Welding?

If your application requires aluminum welding fabrications, your first question should be "What's the best aluminum for welding?" 

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7 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Material for Your Engineering Design

What influences a product's performance and reception? What makes a design a success or failure?

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The 6 Main Steps of Metal Tube Fabrication

Fabrication is an essential component of most metal tube supply chains. Unless your application requires very basic components (such as basic carbon steel tubing for structural...

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Cost of Stainless Steel Tubing vs. Aluminum Tubing

Stainless steel and aluminum. Both serve many functions in metal tubing fabrication. Each has pros and cons that help you determine which metal is best for your needs.

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Mild Steel Tubing Makes Your Industrial Engineering Design Affordable

What is mild steel? It's basically a slang term for low-carbon steel tubing. Any vendor in the metal manufacturing industry should understand what you're looking for when you request this material.

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The Difference Between Carbon Steel Tubing and Mild Steel Tubing

Technically, carbon steel tubing and mild steel tubing aren't different types of metal at all. Mild steel is carbon steel. (Technically, all steel is "carbon steel," since carbon is the...

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