The Surprisingly Simple Difference: 316 & 316L Stainless Steel

What’s the difference between 316 & 316L stainless steel? The answer is surprisingly simple. It’s the carbon content. 316 stainless steel has a max carbon content of 0.08%. 316L stainless has a max carbon content of 0.03%. How do you remember which is which? 316L has a Low carbon content. Easy peasy. Why does it … Continue reading The Surprisingly Simple Difference: 316 & 316L Stainless Steel

How Can Metal Fabrication Fit Your Dream Supply Chain?

Does your current metal fabrication plan fit into your ideal supply chain? Or do they stretch it out so it looks like a particularly overcooked noodle? Here are some words that describe spaghetti noodles that you should never use to describe your supply chain: -Long -Flimsy -Unintelligent -Disorderly -Unscalable -Usually a mushy failure Unfortunately, metal fabrication can easily make your supply chain all … Continue reading How Can Metal Fabrication Fit Your Dream Supply Chain?

9 Metal Manufacturing Myths That Need to Die in a Fire

Metal manufacturing, like other types of manufacturing, has been struggling with global economic shifts such as China’s continuing manufacturing developments, and Brexit’s impact on the stock market and world trade. Along with this barrage of economic problems, metal manufacturing is still fighting long-disproven myths and misconceptions. These doubts may have been legitimate ten, fifty, or a hundred years ago, but … Continue reading 9 Metal Manufacturing Myths That Need to Die in a Fire

Metal Tubing vs. Plastic Tubing: Metal Pipe, Plastic Pipe – What’s the Difference?

Are you trying to decide between metal tubing and plastic tubing for your project? Like anything else, the best material for you depends on your specific application and needs. In some cases, metal tubing will be best; in others, plastic will come out on top. Here are the major differences, pros and cons, and best … Continue reading Metal Tubing vs. Plastic Tubing: Metal Pipe, Plastic Pipe – What’s the Difference?

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Metal Manufacturing

If you’re new to the world of metal manufacturing, you’ll find these five facts interesting – and maybe helpful. Things You Didn’t Know About Metal Manufacturing 1.  Many metal manufacturers also offer engineering services. Many manufacturers employ manufacturing engineers to take care of the machinery, optimize current processes, and develop innovative new processes. These manufacturing engineers … Continue reading 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Metal Manufacturing