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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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Can Your Powder Coated Tube Supplier Meet Your Booth Size Needs?

When it comes to finishes for commercial or industrial aluminum or steel tubing parts, OEMs want something that looks slick, stands up to wear and tear, and is cost-effective. And if they have...

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How to Make Easy-to-Maintain Metal Components for Home & Garden Tools

Manufacturing durable home and garden tools, the kind that customers will pay good money for, requires using quality “tool steel.” Sure, there are plenty of cheaper tools that use other materials...

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Standard Tubing Sizes Chart - OEM Metal & Steel Tubing

This tubing sizes chart contains all the basic info you need to specify various types of metal tubing. Download the full chart here for a complete list of sizes.

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Garden Tool Manufacturers Need the Right Design for the Right Job

Despite what the thermostat may say in your neck of the woods, spring will return soon. Gardeners everywhere will eagerly run outside with their rake, hand trowel, garden spade and hoe in hand,...

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Fertilizer Spreader Manufacturers: Should You Use Metal or Plastic?

Metal or plastic? That's the question many ask when designing -- or buying -- fertilizer spreader blades and parts. And while both materials are viable options that can contribute to a great end...

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What Is HSS Tube Steel? Properties, Uses, & More

HSS tube steel has a great strength-to-weight ratio, which makes it an ideal resource in a variety of construction applications.

You may have heard it called by any of several other names, so ...

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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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