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303 Vs 304 Vs 316 Stainless: Comparing the Most Popular Steels

So you have a project, and you want to use a familiar, readily available material. You know your decision boils down to 303 vs 304 vs 316 stainless steel. You want an end product of the best...

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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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304 Vs. 304L Stainless Steel for Industrial or Commercial Projects

In terms of popularity, 304 grade is the reigning champion of austenitic stainless steels. But there’s a challenger called 304L with its own merits for commercial and industrial projects. So, who...

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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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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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Carbon Steel Tubing Overview for Commercial & Industrial Projects

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And if you’re holding high hopes for carbon steel tubing for your next job, rest assured it’s far more valuable in function than in form.

Carbon...

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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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Industrial Aluminum Tube Benefits & Applications

We've talked at length about the benefits and applications of stainless steel tubing. Now, what makes aluminum tube such a strong competitor to the world's most popular industrial metal? 

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Top 5 Carbon Steel Tubing Applications & Industries

Carbon steel tubing may not be very pleasing to the eye, but it is certainly functional. For the cost-conscious, carbon steel is a material made in heaven. 

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Why HSS Steel Tube Is the Best Framework for Bridge Construction

Infrastructure must withstand daily usage by pedestrians, vehicles, structures, and other stresses. It can't bend, rot, or fail. Weak infrastructure leads to disasters like this 1987 bridge...

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