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Metal Manufacturing Services & Capabilities Handbook

Nobody truly goes on a “blind date” anymore. Even with online matchmaking these days, you have the chance to sniff out every little detail of that person’s life before agreeing to anything....

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McHone: Rapid Metal Prototyping to Full-Scale Production

Sometimes an engineering design fails in the real world because it was mistranslated from theory to reality. To prevent this waste of time and money, your metal fabricator can provide you with...

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Manual Vs. Robotic Welding Services -- 4 Cost Factors

Engineers and buyers must always understand how much they are spending, what they are spending it on, and why. Welding is no different -- there’s much to consider when deciding whether to play it...

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Shoring & Reshoring: American Manufacturing & Total Cost of Ownership

American manufacturing is certainly underappreciated. Even today, with U.S. energy costs falling and foreign wages rising, there are those who say onshoring and reshoring are efforts in futility.

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How 316 vs. 316L Stainless Steel Affects Tubing Design

 

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Tube Bending Formulas & Common Terms | Tubular Components Design

This guide to tube bending formulas will help you optimize your tubular components. Download the full guide here for a complete list of dos and don'ts.

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Standard Tubing Sizes Chart - OEM Metal & Steel Tubing

This tubing sizes chart contains all the basic info you need to specify metal tubing. Download the full chart here for a complete list of sizes.

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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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Should You Consider Powder Coating Services Earlier in Your Design?

Short answer: Yes, definitely.

Long answer: Like any other manufacturing process, powder coating automatically presents challenges. You can mitigate those challenges by designing your part with...

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Why a Tight Tolerance Isn't Always a Good Idea

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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