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8 Considerations for Choosing Powder Coating Services

Choosing the perfect powder coating services provider will depend on the specific needs of your project. No single powder coating facility will be perfect for every company or product.

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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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The Benefits of Laser Cutting in Sheet Metal Fabrication

Metal cutting techniques fall into three broad categories:

  • Manual tools
  • Machine cutting
  • Burning/welding tech (such as laser cutting)

All have their uses in sheet metal fabrication, though there...

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CNC Bending: Everything You Need to Know

What is CNC bending, and why should the old-fashioned OEM manufacturer care about it? The short answer comes down to just two points.

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5 Reasons to Choose Laser Cutting for Sheet Metal Fabrication

Starting as early as 1967, laser cutting proved to be a versatile and efficient means of fabricating sheet metal. Currently, it's still one of the most cost-effective and precise methods of sheet...

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Galvanized Vs Powder Coated: Cost & Other Considerations

To powder coat or not to powder coat. … Whether ‘tis better to galvanize steel ...

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Sandblasting and Powder Coating Cost: What to Expect

In the metal manufacturing world, the amount you’ll pay for powder coating or sandblasting (a general term that doesn’t account for other blasting methods) varies. A lot.

For example, average ...

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What’s the Average Cost per Square Foot for Powder Coating?

Deciding whether to powder coat or paint can come down to something as simple as price. Either solution can yield excellent results using a high-quality product and proper application. There are...

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Outsourced Laser Cutter Cost Per Hour Vs In-House Laser Cutter Prices

Is it better to send out the laser-cutting portion of a job to manufacturers who specialize in that kind of work and pay their laser cutter prices? Or does it make more cents (sorry) to buy the...

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