VIDEO: Wood Vs. Architectural Metal Mouldings Part 1 - Impact Test

All mouldings, whether metal or wood, look great when they roll off the manufacturing line. They look strong, sturdy, and beautiful. The durability of mouldings when applied in the field, however, is a reminder of how poorly we humans treat our things.

A Supply Agreement With A Roll Forming Company Should Look Like This

The idea behind a supply agreement -- whether with a roll forming company or another manufacturer -- is pretty simple. The supplier provides everything a customer needs for a particular service, and the customer can count on a specified price and single-source service. Everybody wins.[...]

Factors of Corrosion: 7 Ways You're Begging for Trouble

When you invest in metal materials, you expect them to last. But it’s a mistake to assume metal is immune to degradation from environmental and other factors. Corrosion can wreak havoc on the structural integrity and aesthetics of your parts. That’s why it’s important to know the factors of[...]

What Is Duplex Stainless Steel, and Can It Be Roll Formed?

Duplex stainless steel has been around for almost 100 years, but it seems to be coming into its own now. This late blooming is somewhat surprising given duplex stainless steel’s qualities. Its expanding popularity could be the result of its advantages over traditional austenitic and ferritic[...]

Bad and Possibly Weird Roll Forming Materials

As a specifying engineer or purchasing agent, you need to find the perfect material to suit your specific job needs, while keeping your budget in line. Many companies turn to roll forming because it's the most economical process for shaping certain materials -- especially when complex bends or[...]

How Does a Corrosion Test Work?

Engineers seek out corrosion testing as a way to scope out a problem before shooting with live rounds, so to speak. A corrosion test helps you understand how long a fabricated metal item will hold up under tough conditions.

Intentional Corrosion Makes Old Architectural Finishes New Again

Being ahead of the hottest trends is what makes an already qualified and experienced designer stand above the competition. As many modern upscale home and business owners seek to revamp their spaces with materials beyond wood, they are considering the use of strategically placed metal to create[...]

Does Copper Rust?

If you’re a designer cautiously looking forward to using copper in your next project, “Does copper rust?” is one question you must be asking yourself. You must also be wondering how long your copper will maintain its shiny and new look. You may also know that staying shiny, reddish-gold, and new

5 Types of Corrosion You (Probably) Don’t Know About

As a design engineer, corrosion is something you’re always watching out for when working with metal. And while you’re likely already familiar with several types of corrosion -- pitting, edge creep, exposure due to damage/scratches, etc. -- there are a lot of lesser-known variations you’d be wise[...]

Does Brass Rust?

Brass is one of the great luxury metals, alongside copper and bronze. It’s considered classy and timeless -- or is it? Online, it seems everyone from 11th-grade science fair contestants to five-star hotel architects are stumbling on the same question: “Does brass rust?”

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