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Tube Bending Design Guidelines: Tight Tolerances Aren't All Good

A tight tolerance sounds great from a design engineer's perspective. It forces the manufacturer to put out product that matches your specifications exactly. It ensures each part is nearly...

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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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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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