Designing & Building Roll Forming Tooling: In-House or Outsourced?

Quick: Which charges higher prices for metal fabrication -- a company that has in-house roll forming tooling capabilities or one that outsources it?

4 Beautiful Copper, Bronze & Brass Finishing Ideas

Finishing is the process of treating the exterior of a metal by applying a protective layer or unique aesthetic touch to its surface. There are numerous types of metal finishing processes that attain a variety of results -- many of which can add architectural value. Let’s look at some of the[...]

Welding Copper is Possible... & It Makes Great Interior Framing

Is “welding” copper possible? Absolutely. The trick is establishing the ideal joining method for your application.

Best Metals for Exterior Applications | Corrosion Resistant Metals

Updated July 31, 2018

The oceanfront is a beautiful but expensive place to live. And as it turns out, it’s also one of the most difficult places to use metal in outdoor architecture. 

Metal Picture Rails: The Emerging Way to Blend Historic, Modern Looks

Picture rails are the least familiar of all metal mouldings. But that only means more opportunity for you, right?

Shunning picture hooks and the like in favor of picture rails (also known as gallery rails) is another sneaky-smart way to class up the mundane.

Which Profiles & Materials Make the Best Picture Rails?

Picture rails aren’t necessarily a new thing. But only more recently have creative types started doing them the modern way -- with metal.

Coming to A’18? Make Time For These 5 Architectural Tours in NYC

Heading to the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture from June 21-23 in Manhattan? Sounds like the perfect time to enjoy one of the many inspiring architectural tours in NYC, a city famous for its sky-high beauties.

Pairing Decorative Metal Trim to Your Project Just Got Easier

There will always be designers who want control of every single detail, down to the last thread, sliver, or scrap. That philosophy can apply to choosing decorative metal trim. To each their own, we say.

Dahlstrom Door Casing: Avoid Ugly Frames (+ 3 Other Benefits)

The status quo isn’t going to advance your designs. Sometimes you need to reassess what’s always been considered "acceptable" and see it for what it is -- kinda ugly. A door casing is a prime example of an opportunity to take the “ugly” and turn it in to something beautiful.

What makes our door[...]

5 Easy Specification Tips from Metal Fabricators

Even the most talented metal fabricators can struggle to churn out a winning part if you make the production process hard for them.

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