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201: The Hero You Deserve for Stainless Steel Outside Use

Have you ever heard about 201 stainless steel? It’s a surprisingly nice metal for outdoor projects that demand a blend of power, finesse, and beauty.

Galvannealed vs Galvanized Steel for Architectural Design

Galvannealed and galvanized steels start out similarly. They are both dipped into a hot zinc bath (approximately 850° F), so the zinc bonds to the metal's surface. This coating increases the steel's durability and protects against corrosion.

It's the introduction of a secondary process that[...]

The Definition of Durability in Engineering: Expectations Vs. Reality

Handing over project specifications requires everyone in the supply and production chain to be on the same page. Down to the word, even.

“Durability,” for example, can have many definitions and interpretations.

Metal Properties Chart: Roll Formed Steel & More

There are plenty of other metals (besides steel) that are used for roll forming and other metal forming processes. Some of the most commonly used metals include:

7 Roll Forming Design Flaws to Avoid

As with all manufacturing processes, careful design of your component impacts your overall costs, lead times, and quality performance. Follow these tips to avoid the common pitfalls of designing custom roll form parts.

4 Roll Formed Steel Shapes You Can't (or Shouldn't) Make Any Other Way

As a roll forming company, naturally we enjoy educating you on thebenefits of roll forming: flexibility, durability, cost-effectiveness, and adaptability for a variety of industrial and commercial applications. While there certainly are some products that can be produced effectively through[...]

What's the Difference Between Hot Forming and Cold Roll Forming?

Durability. Flexibility. Cost-effectiveness. Adaptability for a variety of industrial and commercial applications. You’ve probably wondered at some point how hot forming and cold forming compare in these categories.

Water Jet Cutting vs. Laser Cutting & Other Metal Cutting Services

When it comes to cutting metal, there are plenty of ways to get the job done. But when it comes to high-tech, accurate cutting, two of the most popular options are water jet cutting and laser cutting.

Create a Streamlined Supply Chain for Wire Mesh Frame

MeshTrim is the most versatile woven wire mesh frame choice in the world. No, the universe.

Roll Forming Design Guide for Sheet Metal Components

People not familiar with roll forming usually need some education regarding the machines’ capabilities and limitations -- even people who regularly work in sheet metal forming. There’s a reason skilled roll form engineers are a coveted resource --- this is complicated stuff.

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