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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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Why CustomPartNet Rules as a Manufacturing Cost Estimation Tool & More

When it comes to part fabrication, there are so many variables that need to be considered. You have to come up with a manufacturing cost estimation, the best material to use, the optimal...

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316 vs 316L Stainless Steel: What's the Difference?

What's the difference between 316 vs 316L stainless steel? The answer is surprisingly simple.

It's the carbon content316 stainless steel has a max carbon content of 0.08%. 316L stainless has a...

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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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Custom Tubing Production in All Shapes & Sizes -- at an Economical Price

Tube production, bending, and fabrication are processes critical to many metal projects. Chances are, if you need a custom tubing solution, you also need it to fit the boss’s budget. Perhaps...

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The Cost of Steel & How Involving a Vendor Tightens Your Supply Chain

The cost of steel is more complicated than you might think. Steel is a global commodity, and its price varies daily.

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Robotic Welding Services: Complete Your Supply Chain

The robots are taking over. Even welding is not immune. This is great news if you’re seeking robotic welding services that can figure into your manufacturing supply chain.

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Slash Costs with All-in-One Component Manufacturing

Admit it: Most of us would rather run to Wal-Mart for the stuff we need instead of driving across town three times for the grocery store, hardware store, and pharmacy. Wal-Mart’s just so easy. The...

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4 Benefits of a Local Supply Chain for American Companies

It can be tempting to outsource your supply chain: extremely cheap labor and production costs are incredibly enticing. But, unless your product is intended for an overseas consumer base, those are...

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4 Benefits of Specifying American-Made Metal Tubing

“Made in the USA” is more than a marketing gimmick. 

American manufacturing is an investment in peerless and uncompromised quality. You’re supporting an industry that has been a backbone of the...

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