Upgrade Your Industrial or Commercial Building with Steel Doors

Every building has doors. At least, we hope so. And with each passing year, more of those buildings are relying on steel doors.

5 Steel Window Designs That'll Make You Rethink Your Next Project

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[...]

Theory of Constraints: How to Shore Up Your Manufacturing Weaknesses

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[...]

The Key to Manufacturing Process Improvement & Supply System Optimization

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[...]

6 Ways to Get More Out of Your OEM Roll Forming Services

Just roll forming isn’t very valuable to you. You can do just roll forming in-house. To be competitive, a manufacturer has to offer value throughout your supply chain, from beginning to end of the project.

8 Ways to Use Architectural Metals for a Strong Visual Impact

Will people remember your building after interacting with it? Or will they leave and immediately forget it?

5 Expert Tips for Designing the Worst Roll Formed Parts Ever

Who wants to make great roll formed parts? Not you, obviously. Optimization is so boring. You’re a trailblazer, a forward thinker -- and that means going against the grain. Breaking tradition.

Types of Architectural Metal Mouldings - Basic Guide

The terminology of architectural mouldings (also spelled moldings) can be vague and confusing. Here’s a quick overview of common types and distinctions.

3 Reasons to Use Wire Mesh and Perforated Metals in Architecture

Architectural design aims to balance economy, elegance, and efficiency. Perforated metal paneling and wire mesh certainly apply to all three.

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[...]

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