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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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7 Questions for Choosing the Right Metal Manufacturer

Choosing the right metal manufacturer is more difficult than it seems. Every supplier is unique, has a different supply chain, different values, and different specialties. Some will be great for...

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Can Your Powder Coated Tube Supplier Meet Your Booth Size Needs?

When it comes to finishes for commercial or industrial aluminum or steel tubing parts, OEMs want something that looks slick, stands up to wear and tear, and is cost-effective. And if they have...

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Best Steels for Making Knives

Whether it's in the kitchen, the shop, outdoors, or in the field, knives are one of the most important and commonly used tools that involve metal manufacturing. And while most every knife blade is...

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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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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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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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