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How to Make Easy-to-Maintain Metal Components for Home & Garden Tools

Manufacturing durable home and garden tools, the kind that customers will pay good money for, requires using quality “tool steel.” Sure, there are plenty of cheaper tools that use other materials...

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Fertilizer Spreader Manufacturers: Should You Use Metal or Plastic?

Metal or plastic? That's the question many ask when designing -- or buying -- fertilizer spreader blades and parts. And while both materials are viable options that can contribute to a great end...

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What Is HSS Tube Steel? Properties, Uses, & More

HSS tube steel has a great strength-to-weight ratio, which makes it an ideal resource in a variety of construction applications.

You may have heard it called by any of several other names, so ...

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4 Tips From a Blade Manufacturer to Make Knife Maintenance Easy

Knife maintenance generates some confusion among kitchen knife set owners. If you are a knife manufacturer, you’re hopefully aware of the potential misunderstandings of knife steel -- mainly the ...

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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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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

Mandrel...

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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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