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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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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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8 Easy Ways to Save Money on CNC Bending Orders

If you need pipe or tube bending services, there's probably a bending company in your area that can pull it off. But just because a bender can meet your specifications doesn't mean you should...

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4 Benefits of Specifying American-Made Metal Tubing

“Made in the USA” is more than a marketing gimmick. 

American manufacturing is an investment in peerless and uncompromised quality. You’re supporting an industry that has been a backbone of the...

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Carbon Steel Tubing Overview for Commercial & Industrial Projects

They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And if you’re holding high hopes for carbon steel tubing for your next job, rest assured it’s far more valuable in function than in form.

Carbon...

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How 316 vs. 316L Stainless Steel Affects Tubing Design

 

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When to Specify Mandrel Bending for Your OEM Component

There are four major types of bending you could specify for your component. Today we're just looking at mandrel and rotary draw bending - go here for more information on other types

Mandrel...

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The 6 Main Steps of Metal Tube Fabrication

Fabrication is an essential component of most metal tube supply chains. Unless your application requires very basic components (such as basic carbon steel tubing for structural...

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