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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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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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The Cost of Laser Cutting Steel Sheet Metal Vs. Waterjet Cutting

Laser cutting and waterjet cutting are both high-tech, highly accurate forms of sheet metal fabrication. However, there is one clear winner when you compare the cost of laser cutting steel (or...

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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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