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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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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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Aluminum Grades Chart PDF -- Types of Aluminum

When it comes to choosing the right grade of aluminum for a particular application, it’s best to play it by the numbers. That’s why this post contains a handy aluminum grades chart you can use to...

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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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4 Great Metal Grades for Stainless Steel Handles

With so many stainless steel options out there, it can be difficult for handle manufacturers to wrap their heads around which is best for the handle of a specific product. Fortunately, you are not...

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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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Stainless Steel Grades Chart PDF -- Types of Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a material with tons to offer. Its popularity also means there are seemingly a million different types of stainless steel grades. (Actually, there are a few hundred.)

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Do Knife Blade Manufacturers Always Need Premium Steels to Cut It?

 In its end-of-year review, KnifeNews made some interesting predictions about what to expect in the knife world for 2019.

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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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