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Tube Bending Formulas & Common Terms | Tubular Components Design

This guide to tube bending formulas will help you optimize your tubular components. Download the full guide here for a complete list of dos and don'ts.

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The #1 Thing to Consider When Choosing a Metal Manufacturing Company


Sure, there are multiple things that your manufacturer needs to do for your product to come together.

There are the obvious things: 

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Standard Tubing Sizes Chart - OEM Metal & Steel Tubing

This tubing sizes chart contains all the basic info you need to specify metal tubing. Download the full chart here for a complete list of sizes.

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When to Specify Mandrel Bending for Your OEM Component

There are four major types of bending you could specify for your component. Today we're just looking at mandrel and rotary draw bending - go here for more information on other types


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Should You Consider Powder Coating Services Earlier in Your Design?

Short answer: Yes, definitely.

Long answer: Like any other manufacturing process, powder coating automatically presents challenges. You can mitigate those challenges by designing your part with...

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Why a Tight Tolerance Isn't Always a Good Idea

A tight tolerance sounds great from a design engineer's perspective. It forces the manufacturer to put out product that matches your specifications exactly. It ensures each part is nearly...

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How to Optimize Your Design for Metal Fabrication

Do you want to optimize your design for metal fabrication? Here are 5 tips to do so.

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Benefits of Roll Forming

Roll forming passes coiled sheet metal through a horizontal series of rotating dies to produce a desired shape.  

Each set of rolling dies makes an incremental change to the sheet metal until the...

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How to Negotiate a Strong OEM Manufacturing Agreement

Your OEM manufacturing agreement is the foundation of your relationship with your vendor. A strong agreement leads to a strong, mutually beneficial partnership. A weak agreement can lead to...

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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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