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5 Ways to Control the Cost of Tube Bending Services

It's probably safe to assume that cost is one of the (if not THE) main factor that affects your choice of tube bending service provider. And it's also probably safe to assume that at times the...

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Benefits of CNC Tube Bending Services vs. Joint Welding

CNC (computer numerically controlled) machinery has revolutionized the manufacturing industry. All repetitive fabrications - including stamping, cutting, bending, and punching - can now be...

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How Much Does Laser Cutting Steel Cost Per Inch?

When it comes to cutting sheet metal, laser cutting and waterjet cutting are both highly technical and highly accurate. However, recent advances in technology have given laser cutting steel a...

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What’s the Average Cost per Square Foot for Powder Coating?

Deciding whether to powder coat or paint can come down to something as simple as price. Either solution can yield excellent results using a high-quality product and proper application. There are...

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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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What Goes Into the Cost of Steel Tube Fabrication?

When it comes to steel tube fabrication, the cost of the final product is about more than just raw material prices. When determining the cost of steel tubing per foot, manufacturers consider...

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Aluminum vs. Steel Properties: Strength, Ductility, Cost & Weight

Both aluminum and steel are hallmarks of metal manufacturing. Both are useful, commonly used metals. Both don't commonly appear nature like silver or gold. So who wins the battle of aluminum vs....

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