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Steel or Stainless: What is the Most Durable Sheet Metal?

May 8, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Both steel (carbon steel) and stainless steel are the essential metal materials used in the majority of metal industries. To understand the various metalworking processes and parts, differentiating between the two is critical.

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Marine Grade Aluminum vs. Marine Grade Steel

Oct 25, 2019 10:00:00 AM

Aluminum and steel are both hard metals suitable for ships and other naval vessels. While they both look and seem similar, there are a few major differences between them. Consumers who don't know the differences between steel and aluminum may end up...

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The Cost of Aluminum vs. Steel in Sheet Metal Fabrication

Oct 11, 2019 6:48:10 AM

Both steel and aluminum are used for making heavy-duty applications such as vehicles, buildings, machines, utilities, and more. Even if you are buying materials in sheets for shells, insulation, or something else, it's important to note that one...

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3 Qualities That Make for a Safe Metal Ammo Storage Cabinet

Jan 23, 2019 10:28:51 AM

A metal ammo storage cabinet holds the weapons that keep your customers and your family safe. For that kind of product, it pays to do the research and make the right purchase.

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Sheet Metal Design Considerations: Maximum Amount of Bend

Dec 12, 2018 3:33:00 PM

In order to understand what the maximum amount of bend is for certain gauges of sheet metal, it's essential to understand a few basics of bending and other terms involving metalworks.

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5 Paths to Perfect Sheet Metal Enclosure Design

Nov 26, 2018 9:22:00 AM

Industrial metal enclosures often follow a set of design guidelines that ensure manufacturability. If you are familiar with the basics, it makes your job easier. There are now several CAD programs designed to help engineers in the planning and...

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