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Is Progressive Stamping Better Than Regular Stamping?

In metal manufacturing, the secret to success is using the right process for the job. You base your production decisions -- as should your vendor -- on cost, time, materials, and end product...

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Industrial Powder Coating Costs: Factors & What to Expect

You know it, we know it: Costs are always an issue when planning a manufacturing project. If your project includes metalwork, then finishing is probably one of those costs. Often, industrial...

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304 Vs 316 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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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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Custom Tubing Production in All Shapes & Sizes -- at an Economical Price

Tube production, bending, and fabrication are processes critical to many metal projects. Chances are, if you need a custom tubing solution, you also need it to fit the boss’s budget. Perhaps...

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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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303 Vs. 304 Stainless Steel: What's Best for Your Project?

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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One of Today’s Most Unpredictable Cons of Offshoring Your Manufacturing

China may not be the land of the rising sun, but it is the land of the rising steel prices. In today’s economic landscape, the price of steel is one of the biggest cons of offshoring your metal...

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Contract vs. In-House Metal Manufacturing Assembly Services: 4 Cost Factors

Cost control is a chief concern in most industries, and manufacturing is no different. It’s a prime motive for using contract metal manufacturing assembly services rather than maintaining in-house...

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13 Surprising Reshoring Statistics for American Manufacturers

Offshoring is a bigger problem than you might think. We're not talking local economies or human rights, though those are certainly important; we're saying offshoring is detrimental to your own...

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