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3 Premier Installation Materials for Exterior Metal Cladding

Are you working on a project that involves metal cladding installation? If so, you may have questions about the strength, durability, and corrosion resistance of the 'tracks' (or anchor system) into which the metal wall cladding system will fit.

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Roll Formed Products: A Guide to the Best Materials

A great engineering or architectural project always starts with the ideal metals. Miss the mark, and you’re left with an expensive product whose quality may be lacking.

High-Strength Low-Alloy Steel That Won't Break Your Back (Or Bank)

When you think about steel, you probably imagine that it’s pretty heavy, right? After all, something as strong as steel would have to be heavy due to its density.

Cue high-strength low-alloy steel.

Roll Forming Design Guide: Lightweight Trailer, Transportation Parts

Simultaneous weight reduction and cost reduction is one of the most important development targets in the transportation industry.

That doesn’t just apply to traditional cars, trucks, and trains. It also applies to trailers, buses, and alternative transportation like e-cars and e-trucks.

5 Corrosion-Resistant Building Materials | Architectural Metal Design

Decorative metal mouldings were a staple of early 20th-century design. They adorn some of the world’s most recognized buildings, including the Rockefeller Center in New York City, the Wrigley Building in Chicago, and even the elevators of the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

Today, what’s old is[...]

Architectural Building Materials: Does Brass Rust?

Brass is one of the great luxury metals, alongside copper and bronze. It’s considered to be an architectural building material that is classy and timeless -- or is it? Online, it seems everyone from 11th-grade science fair contestants to five-star hotel architects are stumbling on the same[...]

ECO-FRIENDLY INTERIOR DESIGN MATERIALS: IS STEEL SUSTAINABLE?

Is steel a sustainable material? Incredibly so.

It’s also available in multiple forms -- stainless, galvanized, carbon, and mild. Each has a different aesthetic and slightly different physical properties for your application. Overall, it’s a great structural and decorative material for[...]

Metal Door Casing Ideas for Interior & Exterior Designers

The standard metal door frame is … nothing to get excited about. While it does offer structural and durability benefits, if you want people to be impressed – you’re going to need to spice it up a little.

Metal door frame casing offers so much more than durability (though you should certainly[...]

Reshoring Your Roll Forming Supply Chain: How You Can Adapt & Survive

Offshoring. It became popular back when corporations first realized they could maximize their profits by outsourcing manufacturing to countries with cheaper labor.

However, thanks to increased quality, lead-time concerns and the rising cost of global middle class labor, it’s no longer best[...]

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