For those working in architecture and interior design, the concept of sustainability is often of paramount importance. Not only do you want to create sustainable designs for personal and artistic reasons, but you also need to appeal to the needs of your clients – and most clients today want[...]
OEM projects can be hectic. The nuances of why raw materials cost a specific amount are probably not something you think of often. Your main concerns are likely lead time, reliability, quality, satisfying your customer, and controlling overall costs.
But when it comes to that last one, wouldn’t[...]
Sustainable architecture is increasingly becoming the norm due to pressure both from regulators, the general public, and the designers themselves. The push to better preserve our resources and our land has us all examining options for environmentally sustainable building materials.
“What is roll forming?”
Even design engineers with 20+ years of experience still Google this question. Despite its efficient and industrious nature, roll forming is a niche manufacturing process known to few, and understood by fewer.
Every year, more building owners choose to install and use steel doors instead of traditional wooden doors, but why is that?
From home decor to a growing number of commercial applications, decorative metal trim is setting trends in a variety of environments. It’s a great way to create a high-end look with a relatively small amount of material.
Most contractors have seen and done it all. But when it comes to installing trim moulding, many of them have limited experience with metal.
Mixing materials in architectural design isn't a new concept. In fact, architects have been designing schools, museums, cathedrals, and nearly every other building using a mix of materials for centuries.
Combining different materials in architecture will end up playing a major role in the[...]
Non-ferrous metals are what brought us out of the Stone Age and into the Copper and Bronze Ages. From 4500 B.C. to 1500 B.C., copper and bronze dominated our primitive manufacturing systems.
Despite iron claiming the title as the most popular alternative for tools, weapons, and armor in 1500[...]
The partnership between architect/designer and installer/contractor is often one of compromise, and stress. When it comes to decorative mouldings, the choice to use metal in place of traditional wood mouldings can raise an eyebrow or two. But today’s decorative metal mouldings offer an[...]