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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 roll forming. There’s a reason skilled roll form engineers are a coveted resource – this is complicated stuff.

Decorative Metal Trim Mouldings vs. Wood Mouldings

Soon after their introduction in 1910, Dahlstrom’s metal mouldings were being used exclusively by some of the most famous architects in the developed world. These designers framed doors, windows, and storefronts with architectural mouldings; they accented living spaces with baseboards, chair rails,[...]

MeshTrim: Custom Framing for Decorative Wire Mesh

As an architectural designer, the last thing you want is a creative barrier.

The Secret Trick to Great Steel Windows: Hollow, Roll Formed Parts

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.

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 manufacturers[...]

Choosing Your Aesthetic for Architectural Metal Mouldings

Choosing the right aesthetic for your architectural project is more complex than it may seem. There are many metals to choose from, and many types of finishes available. Each finish provides its own unique aesthetic, and the finished effect will shift depending on the richness, lighting, and color[...]

Why Use Commercial Steel Doors?

Commercial steel doors offer the best value in the commercial door industry, and steel exterior entry doors are valued for their ability to endure difficult conditions.

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[...]

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.

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