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8 Easy Ways to Save Money on CNC Bending Orders

If you need pipe or tube bending services, there's probably a bending company in your area that can pull it off. But just because a bender can meet your specifications doesn't mean you should...

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7 Ways to Reduce Manufacturing Costs With a Sheet Metal Fabricator

Here’s a shocker: There are manufacturers around who actually want you to pay less for their sheet metal fabrication services. Before your head starts spinning, you should know they won’t lose...

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303 Vs 304 Vs 316 Stainless: Comparing the Most Popular Steels

So you have a project, and you want to use a familiar, readily available material. You know your decision boils down to 303 vs 304 vs 316 stainless steel. You want an end product of the best...

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Best Aluminum Finish for Corrosion Protection

Aluminum. It's lightweight, malleable, and strong. It's used in a lot of manufacturing projects because it offers these properties at a modest cost. But without the appropriate aluminum finish,...

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Tooling Made Easy on Your Total Manufacturing Cost

Many people involved with the purchasing process stress over the best method of tool production and how it will impact their total manufacturing cost.

Well, it’s important to get tooling right....

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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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304 Vs. 304L Stainless Steel for Industrial or Commercial Projects

In terms of popularity, 304 grade is the reigning champion of austenitic stainless steels. But there’s a challenger called 304L with its own merits for commercial and industrial projects. So, who...

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Best Stainless Steel Grades for Machine and Laser Cutting

Stainless steels can be readily cut using a variety of methods. An old standby is machine cutting, while laser cutting is a more modern offering. But have you ever wondered if your favorite...

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304 or 316 Stainless Steel Tubing? 3 Differences that Decide Your Project’s Success

You may already know the most common stainless steel grades in manufacturing: 304 and 316. But what’s behind their popularity? The success of your stainless steel tubing project may depend on you...

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Is Aluminum Tubing Right for Your Application?

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You know aluminum. You love aluminum. It’s your brain’s automatic go-to when you start an engineering project and need materials. But is aluminum tubing...

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