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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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Which Is Better: Stainless Steel or Aluminum Tubing?

Both aluminum tubing and stainless steel tubing have their strengths and weaknesses. Why might you choose one type of tubing over the other? 

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Our Laser Cutter Dimensions & What They Mean to Your Metal Components

Are you looking to complete a laser cutting project? At Mchone Industries, we offer sheet metal laser cutting services that are quick and cost-effective.

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5 US Manufacturing Trends in 2019: Technology, Reshoring, & More

During the lean years of industrial production in 2016 and 2017, experts wondered aloud whether US manufacturing trends would ever show signs of hope again. In 2018 and the first half of 2019,...

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Snow Shovel Handle Design Guide for Durability & Convenience

If you're in the business of snow shovel manufacturing, specifically the handle components, there's one thing that you need to ensure whether you're outsourcing to another manufacturer or...

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ASTM A500 Vs A513 Tubing: What’s the Difference?

Though the term "steel" is often tossed around when referring to various types of building and engineering materials, you already know there are many different types of steels. That said, we...

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Carbon Steel Grades Chart in Easy PDF Form

Carbon steel is a misleading term -- all steel has carbon in it. Likewise, it’s hard not only to keep track of what’s considered carbon steel, but also which grades possess the qualities your...

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Aluminum Powder Coated Tubing: Good or Bad Idea?

Manufacturers -- at least the ones who aren’t intentionally making a cheap piece of crap -- go through all sorts of tricks to ensure product longevity. From a physical standpoint, there are two...

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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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