How Steel Tube Manufacturers Protect Your Tubular Steel Products

How Steel Tube Manufacturers Protect Tubular Steel Tubular steel products can be protected in two ways: choosing a strong, durable material from the get-go (such as 300- and 400-series stainless steels) or covering the steel with a protective coating. Sometimes, if your application is extremely corrosive, steel tube manufacturers will recommend both. To properly protect your … Continue reading How Steel Tube Manufacturers Protect Your Tubular Steel Products

Benefits of Powder Coating Services for All Industries [Infographic]

What makes powder coating great for all industries? Powder coating services are the smartest choice of finish for any industry that uses metal products or parts. Some other finishing options include liquid paints or leaving your part uncoated. Liquid paints are short-lived, wasteful, expensive, and bad for the environment. If you need your product to … Continue reading Benefits of Powder Coating Services for All Industries [Infographic]

The Cost of Powder Coating Services vs. Painting

What’s cheaper: powder coating or painting? (Spoiler alert: by our calculations, powder coating is more affordable in the long run.) Here are some of the factors that affect costs, and some considerations when choosing your coating method. Materials & Tools Currently, the materials for painting are more cost-effective overall than powder coating. Painting has been … Continue reading The Cost of Powder Coating Services vs. Painting

Corrosion of Tubular Steel Products Part 2: Prevention & Removal

More than other metals, stainless steel is used in many applications that require high levels of cleanliness and sanitation. Hospital equipment, medical tools, food service equipment, and restaurant kitchens are only a few common uses for stainless tubular steel products. Corroded stainless steel will not meet those high standards of cleanliness. Even in non-sanitary work and rough … Continue reading Corrosion of Tubular Steel Products Part 2: Prevention & Removal

Tubular Steel Products: Stainless Steel Finishing and Applications

Tubular steel products can be finished in a surprising number of ways. A few weeks ago, we did an article on powder coating for metal tubing. Today, we’ll be focusing on common stainless steel finishes. Here are a few things you should know before we get started: 1.  Metal surface roughness is measured either by Ra … Continue reading Tubular Steel Products: Stainless Steel Finishing and Applications

Why Bead Blasting Services Are Better Than Sand Blasting

Glass bead blasting services are merely one type of abrasive blasting: sand, water, and wheel are a few others. Abrasive blasting is used to remove rust, dirt, old paint, and any other residue from the metal’s surface to prepare it for finishing. The type of abrasive that you use will depend on how dirty the metal is … Continue reading Why Bead Blasting Services Are Better Than Sand Blasting

10 Common Items You Didn’t Know Were Powder Coated

Most people tend to assume colorful (or not-so-colorful) everyday objects have been painted. Actually, there are many everyday items that are powder coated due to its cost, durability, and environmental benefits. Here are some things you probably didn’t know were powder coated. Vending Machines Although the majority of vending machines are housed indoors, many places in … Continue reading 10 Common Items You Didn’t Know Were Powder Coated

Benefits of Powder Coating: Pros, Cons, and Considerations

Powder coating is a modern, high-quality organic finish for metals and other materials. There are tons of benefits of powder coating over painting and other finishes. Check it out. What is powder coating? Powder coating was invented in the 1950s, and it’s one of the fastest growing finishing technologies available. Currently, it represents 10% of all … Continue reading Benefits of Powder Coating: Pros, Cons, and Considerations