Which type of decorative metal trim finish is right for your project? It depends on the basis of the specification. “Form or function?” is the basic question so many architectures have wrestled with over the years, and it applies even to decorative accents.
When a company has a history as extensive as Dahlstrom’s, it’s bound to have a brush with roll forming fame. We’re happy to say we’ve had many of them since 1904.
Metal or wood? It’s a question too few designers ask. When researching decorative trim, getting the best look possible is probably first on your priority list. Installation time and cost may also be weighing on your mind.
Architects and engineers are entering a different world when implementing metal products outside their cozy four walls. Suddenly you’re dealing with wind, salt, and whatever else makes its way to your front door. Deciding on the best metals for exterior applications can be the difference between[...]
Roll forming can be the most affordable metal forming process available. But like any industry, shoddy practices can end in high roll forming costs -- which of course get passed on to you.
Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to save money without sacrificing quality. Let’s take a look at the[...]
A great roll formed steel U channel can do wonders for your project’s cost- and time-effectiveness. That’s why we created MeshTrim.
Every building has doors. At least, we hope so. And with each passing year, more of those buildings are relying on steel doors.
Steel windows boast a sleek, modern look. They've been used by architects for generations in numerous residential and commercial settings. But despite their beauty and longevity, we count only three (three!) active steel window manufacturers in the United States. Notably, one of those[...]
Any manufacturing setup --- yes, even yours --- has limits in achieving its goals. The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a management methodology that claims systems are as vulnerable as their weakest person or part. TOC aims to improve that constraint until it’s no longer a bottleneck to your[...]
Manufacturing process improvement can be tricky!
We all want to improve our manufacturing processes and create added productivity. We use scads of analysis and cost accounting numbers to evaluate our nonproductive processes. Our computer systems keep track of labor hours used versus our[...]