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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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Tubular Steel Products: Mechanical Tubing vs. Structural Tubing

You can generally break down tubular steel products into two factions: mechanical and structural. Knowing the differences in mechanical tubing vs. structural tubing can help you better describe...

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What Goes Into the Cost of Steel Tube Fabrication?

When it comes to steel tube fabrication, the cost of the final product is about more than just raw material prices. When determining the cost of steel tubing per foot, manufacturers consider...

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Which Is Better: Stainless Steel or Aluminum Tubing?

Both aluminum tubing and stainless steel tubing have their strengths and weaknesses. Why might you choose one type of tubing over the other? 

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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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ASTM A500 Vs A513 Tubing: What’s the Difference?

Though the term "steel" is often tossed around when referring to various types of building and engineering materials, you already know there are many different types of steels. That said, we...

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Aluminum Powder Coated Tubing: Good or Bad Idea?

Manufacturers -- at least the ones who aren’t intentionally making a cheap piece of crap -- go through all sorts of tricks to ensure product longevity. From a physical standpoint, there are two...

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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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Custom Tube Products in All Shapes & Sizes -- at an Economical Price

Tube production, bending, and fabrication are critical to many metal projects. It's amazing what simple bent tubes can do!

Chances are, if you need a custom tubing solution, you also need it to...

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Guide to Residential Chain Link Fence Design

A residential chain link fence has many utilitarian purposes. It keeps pets and wandering toddlers in, keeps unwanted critters and creeps out, and delineates properties.

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