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Best Aluminum Finish for Corrosion Protection

Aluminum. It's lightweight, malleable, and strong. It's used in a lot of manufacturing projects because it offers these properties at a modest cost. But without the appropriate aluminum finish,...

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Types of Metal Finishing: Practically Every Process Ever

You're racing to the end of your project, and it's down to the finish. But metal finishing can mean so many things. Various types of metal finishing are used to “treat” the exterior of your part...

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Metal Manufacturing Services & Capabilities Handbook

Nobody truly goes on a “blind date” anymore. Even with online matchmaking these days, you have the chance to sniff out every little detail of that person’s life before agreeing to anything....

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Tooling Made Easy on Your Total Manufacturing Cost

Many people involved with the purchasing process stress over the best method of tool production and how it will impact their total manufacturing cost.

Well, it’s important to get tooling right....

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What Makes McHone Powder Coating Services State-of-the-Art?

You want the best possible result when you send your plans to a manufacturer. So why wouldn’t you ask for the best possible finish -- powder coating?

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McHone: Rapid Metal Prototyping to Full-Scale Production

Sometimes an engineering design fails in the real world because it was mistranslated from theory to reality. To prevent this waste of time and money, your metal fabricator can provide you with...

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316 Stainless Steel: A Must for Corrosion Protection, or Can You Go Cheaper?

Many know 316 stainless steel as the go-to metal for heavy-duty applications. It’s tough, corrosion-resistant, and … expensive.

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Manual Vs. CNC Bending: Improve Your Project Efficiency

For decades, manual bending was the standard for reliability in tube production. Today, some old-school engineers still cherish the simplicity of a purely mechanical tool. Yet most tubular steel...

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Are You Mixing Up Machinability Vs. Weldability? Big Mistake

You should always approach choosing a metal based on which properties matter most for your project. Say you need a metal that’s easy to cut by machine, but can also be welded super-smoothly.

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The Cost of Steel & How Involving a Vendor Tightens Your Supply Chain

The cost of steel is more complicated than you might think. Steel is a global commodity, and its price varies daily.

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