Architectural metal along the coastline has a tough job. Salt, wind, storms -- there’s always a threat out there, waiting to strip away the exterior moldings and trim on which you worked so hard. But choosing the best metal for coastal construction can at least slow the decay of your project’s[...]
Using decorative metal trim makes you stand out from your design contemporaries. Likewise, there are four options at Dahlstrom that stand out for their popularity among smart architects (smarchitects?) who dare to do metal.
The status quo isn’t going to advance your designs. Sometimes you need to reassess what’s always been considered "acceptable" and see it for what it is -- kinda ugly. A door casing is a prime example of an opportunity to take the “ugly” and turn it in to something beautiful.
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What does an OEM roll former do? Is the process any different from architectural roll forming? And how is either going to solve your project’s case?
Metal mouldings will add impressive value to your project, whether you’re an engineer or a designer. Those seeking high-end quality for their product will benefit in almost every case from choosing metal moulding profiles over wood. That’s why designers frame windows, doors, and storefronts with[...]
The hydraulic press has been around since 1795 (invented by the same guy who later created the flush toilet). This miracle machinery facilitates a clean, repeatable look for a product line. It's one of man's great industrial creations.
Man also likes to destroy, though.
Have an OEM project that demands precision punching on a tight turnaround? Want a more efficient return on your roll forming costs? Dahlstrom has responded to engineers’ requests by purchasing a new, 75-ton, high-speed punching press.
Steel windows are great. Steel windows on your terms are even better.
These sleek, modern products are now popular in not only commercial architecture, but in residential applications as well. It’s not hard to see why -- steel windows are the best at matching durability with elegance.
Most people aren’t lucky enough to run a business in or live in an older building classically adorned with metal mouldings. As such, many folks feel like their home -- or commercial building -- is lacking distinctive architecture. Fortunately, designers can lean on a good architectural metal[...]
Stainless steel outside? We all know it works well. But have you heard about 201 stainless steel? It’s a surprisingly nice metal for outdoor projects that require a blend of power, finesse, and beauty.