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.

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.

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[...]

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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