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Square Tubing Vs. Round: Tube Bending

While metal tubing can be formed into a variety of shapes, square and round tubing are the two most common across a variety of applications. 

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Shoring & Reshoring: American Manufacturing & Total Cost of Ownership

It may have been tough to believe American manufacturing would make a comeback 20 years ago. 

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CNC Bending Services: Everything You Need to Know

Those dang millennials. Always trying to be in front of a computer screen. Now it's even spilled into the world of metal manufacturing, and the way we fabricate metal tubing and sheets

What is CNC...

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Round Steel Tubing Sizes | Tube Sizes Guide

The sizes listed below are for standard tube production. If you have custom engineering or requests, your metal manufacturer may be able to make them work too, depending on its engineers' skill...

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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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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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13 Ways You Can Reduce Metal Stamping Costs

Metal stamping can be quite pricey, especially for prototype products that require low-volume, short production runs. If you're in the middle of metal stamping cost estimating, here are a few...

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Tube Bending Design Guidelines: Tight Tolerances Aren't All Good

A tight tolerance sounds great from a design engineer's perspective. It forces the manufacturer to put out product that matches your specifications exactly. It ensures each part is nearly...

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6 Tube Bending Tips for Tubular Steel Products

The design of a tubular steel part is much more important than the actual bending of the metal. The bending machine and its operator merely follow the instructions determined by the engineer who...

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Seamless Vs. Welded Tubing

A tube is a tube is a tube.

Maybe for the layman. For manufacturers and their clients who require steel tubing, it's important to note the differences and understand which tubes work best for...

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