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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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Tubular Laser Cutting: What Can You Cut (Legally)?

The popular image of lasers seems to be one of an all-powerful machine capable of piercing any metal, plastic, or person. Although such a machine is imaginable, building and running it would cost...

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5 Tips for Outsourcing to Appliance Handle Manufacturers

OEM appliance makers have a load of concerns on their minds when producing a design. They need to create an appliance that looks great, works efficiently, is the right size, and doesn’t cost too...

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Guide to Residential Chain Link Fence Design

A residential chain link fence has many utilitarian purposes. It keeps pets and wandering toddlers in, keeps unwanted critters and creeps out, and delineates properties.

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How to Manufacture Stainless Steel Appliance Handles Cost-Effectively

Let’s just admit it: Stainless steel ain’t cheap. So why should you choose it for making appliance handles?

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Know Your Knife Steel & Knife Manufacturing Basics

As a knife manufacturer, you want to make tools that your customers find highly desirable. But it’s important to remember that there really is no “perfect knife” for every consumer.

Even the most...

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The 6 Stages of the Sheet Metal Manufacturing Process

Sheet metal is one of the most common materials used in metalworking and has been used in one form or another for 1,000 of years. Even though sheet metal is found in everything from industrial...

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7 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs With a Sheet Metal Fabricator

Here’s a shocker: There are manufacturers around who actually want you to pay less for their sheet metal fabrication services. Before your head starts spinning, you should know they won’t lose...

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A Metal Manufacturing Cost Model Can Streamline Your Process

Cutting, bending, joining: There are many ways to produce your metal project. Design for manufacturability (DFM) techniques help optimize the design, but only if used with a manufacturing cost...

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