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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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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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How to Keep Your Powder Coated Tube Rustproof

Powder coatings are in high demand due to their scratch resistance, extreme durability, color flexibility, and attractive finished appearance. They are environmentally friendly and even turn out...

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Aluminum Grades Chart PDF -- Types of Aluminum

When it comes to choosing the right grade of aluminum for a particular application, it’s best to play it by the numbers. That’s why this post contains a handy aluminum grades chart you can use to...

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5 Tips for Outsourcing to Appliance Handle Manufacturers

OEM appliance makers have a load of concerns on their minds when producing a design. They need to create an appliance that looks great, works efficiently, is the right size, and doesn’t cost too...

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Guide to Residential Chain Link Fence Design

A residential chain link fence has many utilitarian purposes. It keeps pets and wandering toddlers in, keeps unwanted critters and creeps out, and delineates properties.

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4 Great Metal Grades for Stainless Steel Handles

With so many stainless steel options out there, it can be difficult for handle manufacturers to wrap their heads around which is best for the handle of a specific product. Fortunately, you are not...

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Do Knife Blade Manufacturers Always Need Premium Steels to Cut It?

 In its end-of-year review, KnifeNews made some interesting predictions about what to expect in the knife world for 2019.

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Best Steels for Making Knives

Whether it's in the kitchen, the shop, outdoors, or in the field, knives are one of the most important and commonly used tools that involve metal manufacturing. And while most every knife blade is...

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