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Is Progressive Stamping Better Than Regular Stamping?

In metal manufacturing, the secret to success is using the right process for the job. You base your production decisions -- as should your vendor -- on cost, time, materials, and end product...

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Types of Metal Finishing: Practically Every Process Ever

You're racing to the end of your project, and it's down to the finish. But metal finishing can mean so many things. Various types of metal finishing are used to “treat” the exterior of your part...

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Metal Manufacturing Services & Capabilities Handbook

Nobody truly goes on a “blind date” anymore. Even with online matchmaking these days, you have the chance to sniff out every little detail of that person’s life before agreeing to anything....

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What Makes McHone Powder Coating Services State-of-the-Art?

You want the best possible result when you send your plans to a manufacturer. So why wouldn’t you ask for the best possible finish -- powder coating?

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McHone: Rapid Metal Prototyping to Full-Scale Production

Sometimes an engineering design fails in the real world because it was mistranslated from theory to reality. To prevent this waste of time and money, your metal fabricator can provide you with...

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Manual Vs. CNC Bending: Improve Your Project Efficiency

For decades, manual bending was the standard for reliability in tube production. Today, some old-school engineers still cherish the simplicity of a purely mechanical tool. Yet most tubular steel...

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Are You Mixing Up Machinability Vs. Weldability? Big Mistake

You should always approach choosing a metal based on which properties matter most for your project. Say you need a metal that’s easy to cut by machine, but can also be welded super-smoothly.

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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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These 4 Traits Make a Sheet Metal Laser Cutting Company a Good Investment

Putting your faith in another business to pull off your project shouldn’t be a source of stress. Your sheet metal-based vision can get much clearer by tapping the right laser cutting company.

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Bead Blasting Services Vs. In-House: 4 Cost Considerations

Bead blasting is celebrated (or at least it should be!) as a low-cost way to clean or remove surface deposits and increase a metal’s looks and surface properties. Bead blasting services are great...

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