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interesting facts about stainless steel
5 Interesting Facts About Stainless Steel
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Have you ever given much thought to stainless steel? It’s a material that is invaluable. Just look around you and you’ll see it everywhere – in modern buildings, in cars, in your home, your office, and so much more. We thought it might be fun in this post to let you in on 4 interesting facts about stainless steel that you might not know. So, let’s dive in and take a look. A relative newcomer While iron has been around for...

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deburring in steel fabrication
Why is Deburring Important in Steel Fabrication?
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Before talking about the importance of deburring in steel fabrication, let’s discuss first of all what a burr is. As you may have guessed, a burr is a rough part that has been left over from machining a metal component. Beyond metal work, burrs also consist of remnants that are left behind on a surface from shearing operations. If you can imagine cutting fabric with a pair of scissors and leaving small threads behind no matter how sharp your scissors,...

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steel pricing
How Does Steel Pricing Work?
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Have you ever wondered how steel pricing works? You’ve probably noticed that like most commodities, the price of steel fluctuates. While steel is one of the most commonly used commodities in the world, it’s not immune to market disruption and wild fluctuations. So, how does steel pricing work? We thought we’d use this post to discuss some of the factors that affect the price of steel. So let’s dive in and take a look: Supply and Demand This is probably the biggest...

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stainless steel fire resistance
Stainless Steel and Its Fire Resistance – Reasons To Consider it For Your Next Project
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Have you ever considered using stainless steel for its fire resistance properties? Stainless steel is one of the most extensively used metals in the world and we’re probably all aware of the reasons for that. From its remarkable durability to its resistance to rust, plus its timeless appeal, stainless steel (SS) is the prime choice for industrial application. One factor, however, that isn’t so often touched upon is the fact that stainless steel has fire and heat resistance properties. This is...

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aluminium vs steel
Aluminium vs Steel – How Does it Compare For Fabrication Projects?
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Aluminium vs steel – both are essential materials in modern manufacturing but how do they compare for fabrication projects? Let’s dive in and take a look. Both aluminium and stainless steel are synthetic alloys. That is to say that neither of them can be found in nature and are created using other basic elements. Aluminium goes through a variety of processes in order to become the shiny silver material that we all recognise. Its basic ingredient is bauxite, a mostly tropical...

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local steel fabricator
How Choosing A Local Steel Fabricator Can Benefit You
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If you need metal fabrication services for your next project or your business then it stands to reason you need a good metal fabricator. But where do you look? Is there any harm in choosing a local steel fabricator? Certainly not, in fact, there are several benefits to choosing a fabricator that is not that far away. Benefits of choosing a steel fabricator near to you Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy when you work with a local...

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Metal Fabrication Project – Top Design Tips
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When considering a metal fabrication project, it’s important to ensure that your fabricator can translate your design into your desired product with ease. To make things easier for your fabricator and ensure the best results, there are certain factors to consider. We’ve put together some top tips to help optimise your design. Provide sufficient information when requesting a quote When seeking a quote for your metal fabrication project, it’s important to supply as much information as you can. The more details...

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metal finishing
Metal Finishing – What Are the Options?
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Metal finishing is the last step when preparing a metal product for use and as such is a crucial part of any metal fabrication project. It makes a product more resistant to corrosion and provides a higher chemical or electrical tarnish resistance too. Furthermore, it makes a product look its best and adds additional strength. Typically, the finish of a product is often determined by how it will be used. In this post, we’re going to give you a brief...

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Metal Fabrication – 3 Reasons Not to Accept the Cheapest Quote
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It’s only natural to shop around when you’re looking for a company to handle your next metal fabrication project. While we totally understand that it can be tempting to choose the cheapest quote to try and save money, usually it’s best to play safe with a quote that’s somewhere in the middle. Unfortunately, it’s all too common for low quotes, especially when there’s a significant difference compared to other quotes, to land you in deep water and cost more...

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Powder Coating and How it Improves Metal Fabrication
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Metal fabrication takes places all around the world. Depending on how it’s used, metal fabrication can be found in building supports, home appliances, and medical technology. Fabricated metals need to meet certain criteria to function in any of the above environments. And a large part of this quality control equates to proper finishing. In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at how metal is finished and the part powder coating plays in metal fabrication. Metal finishing – Its importance...

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