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What’s the Difference Between Forming, Bending and Fabrication?

Metal manufacturing comes in many forms. Terms are tossed around like footballs, and sometimes one is incorrectly used in place of another.

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8 Things About Steel Tube Services You Should Know

It's OK to not have all the answers when you approach a metal manufacturer with a job. But it'll sure make you look smarter.

"Steel tube services" can mean a lot of different things. For one, a...

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Garden Tool Manufacturers Need the Right Design for the Right Job

Garden tool manufacturers looking to ramp up production and increase future sales need to understand that modern consumers demand a sturdy, durable, good-looking tool that helps them accomplish...

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316 vs. 304 Stainless Steel Cost Comparison

The design engineer who sets a list of specifications for a particular design and the professional buyer who purchases the components have many similar needs. Both want to produce a quality...

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Hot Dipped Galvanized Vs. Galvanized Steel: The Difference Is …

Galvanized steel is a popular option for the cost-conscious engineer. The main thing that makes it attractive is that it includes zinc to improve durability and corrosion resistance.

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303 vs 304 Stainless Steel Properties Comparison: Which Is Better?

Chances are you know about 304 stainless steel, which accounts for 50% of all stainless steel in existence. Despite its superior popularity, 304 often gets lumped in with 303 stainless steel...

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Steel Tube Bending Services: Applications & Uses for Tubular Steel

Tubular steel is a multi-functional necessity for many industries. It can be beautiful and decorative, simple and strictly functional, and anywhere in between.

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Tubular Steel Products: Mechanical Tubing vs. Structural Tubing

You can generally break down tubular steel products into two factions: mechanical and structural. Knowing the differences in mechanical tubing vs. structural tubing can help you better describe...

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Which Is Better: Stainless Steel or Aluminum Tubing?

Both aluminum tubing and stainless steel tubing have their strengths and weaknesses. Why might you choose one type of tubing over the other? 

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Powder Coating: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

Powder coating is a modern, high-quality organic finish for metals and other materials. There are tons of benefits of powder coating over painting and other finishes. Check it out.

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