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13 Ways You Can Reduce Metal Stamping Costs

Metal stamping can be quite pricey, especially for prototype products that require low-volume, short production runs. If you're in the middle of metal stamping cost estimating, here are a few...

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6 Tube Bending Tips for Tubular Steel Products

The design of a tubular steel part is much more important than the actual bending of the metal. The bending machine and its operator merely follow the instructions determined by the engineer who...

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Seamless Vs. Welded Tubing

A tube is a tube is a tube.

Maybe for the layman. For manufacturers and their clients who require steel tubing, it's important to note the differences and understand which tubes work best for...

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Laser Cutting Vs. Waterjet Cost for Steel Sheet Metal

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 laser cutting vs. waterjet cost-wise. 

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Hot Dipped Galvanized Vs. Galvanized Steel: The Difference Is …

Galvanized steel is a popular option for the cost-conscious engineer. The main thing that makes it attractive is that it includes zinc to improve durability and corrosion resistance.

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Steel Tube Bending Services: Applications & Uses for Tubular Steel

Tubular steel is a multi-functional necessity for many industries. It can be beautiful and decorative, simple and strictly functional, and anywhere in between.

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Powder Coating: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

Powder coating is a modern, high-quality organic finish for metals and other materials. There are tons of benefits of powder coating over painting and other finishes. Check it out.

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How to Keep Your Powder Coated Tube Rustproof

Powder coatings are in high demand due to their scratch resistance, extreme durability, color flexibility, and attractive finished appearance. They are environmentally friendly and even turn out...

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The Cost to Powder Coat Vs. Paint

What's cheaper: the cost to powder coat or paint? (Spoiler alert: By our calculations, powder coating is more affordable in the long run.)

Here are some of the factors that affect the cost of...

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What Can a Metal Forming Company Do? 7 Metal Manufacturing Processes

You want your supply chain to be as short and sweet as possible. That means you need to know exactly which metal manufacturing processes to plan for. You should also circle back with your metal...

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