Pipe vs. Tube: What’s the Difference?

Among the general population, “pipe” and “tube” are interchangeable terms. They’re even synonyms in Thesaurus.com. But, for manufacturers and others who work with pipes and tubes on a daily basis, they are very different.

Embossing as a Metal Strengthening Technique

Embossing is a texturing technique used to raise or stamp patterns into a given material. Embossing is similar to engraving, which is a technique that cuts designs into the material rather than lifting or stamping. Both techniques are decorative and can be very beautiful. However, embossing takes a step further into functional.