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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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What Can a Metal Forming Company Do? 7 Metal Manufacturing Processes

You want your supply chain to be as short and sweet as possible. That means you need to know exactly which metal manufacturing processes to plan for. You should also circle back with your metal...

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8 Considerations for Choosing Powder Coating Services

Choosing the perfect powder coating services provider will depend on the specific needs of your project. No single powder coating facility will be perfect for every company or product.

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Laser Cutting Vs. Die Cutting

For just about any metal fabrication project that requires cutting, laser cutting and die cutting are going to be at the top of the list for OEMs. The modern advances of laser cutting offer...

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Custom Tube Products in All Shapes & Sizes -- at an Economical Price

Tube production, bending, and fabrication are critical to many metal projects. It's amazing what simple bent tubes can do!

Chances are, if you need a custom tubing solution, you also need it to...

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Understanding Standard Sizes of Sheet Metal

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Fertilizer Spreader Manufacturers: Should You Use Metal or Plastic?

Metal or plastic? That's the question many ask when designing -- or buying -- fertilizer spreader blades and parts. And while both materials are viable options that can contribute to a great end...

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The Benefits of Laser Cutting in Sheet Metal Fabrication

Metal cutting techniques fall into three broad categories:

  • Manual tools
  • Machine cutting
  • Burning/welding tech (such as laser cutting)

All have their uses in sheet metal fabrication, though there...

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