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How Marlin Steel Creates Your Perfect Parts Cleaning Basket

Marlin Steel on June 19, 2014
As a company, Marlin Steel is famous for its material handling and ...

Custom Wire Baskets to Hold Sensitive Parts

Drew Greenblatt on May 21, 2014
One of Marlin Steel’s core products is our wire mesh baskets. Wire baskets were Marlin’s main product back when our current owner, Drew ...

Let Marlin Steel’s Expert Engineers Answer Your Questions

Drew Greenblatt on May 1, 2014
Over the years, the Marlin Steel team has evolved. Back in the ‘90s, when Drew Greenblatt first acquired the company, we were a simple commodity manufacturer of wire baskets. Today, we are a highly advanced manufacturer of products that require ...

Custom Baskets for Pratt Whitney for Parts Washing Baskets

Drew Greenblatt on February 17, 2014
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How to Make Sure Delicate Machined Parts Do Not Scratch?

Drew Greenblatt on February 5, 2014
Nylon coating material handling wire baskets is a great solution for protecting delicate machined parts from ...

Tolerances - What are Marlin Steel's Tolerances?

Drew Greenblatt on January 23, 2014
Tolerances are critical to know before ...

What grades of stainless steel resist oxidation at what temperatures?

Andy Ratner on October 30, 2013
304 Stainless being cut for Marlin Steel Manufacturing engineers looking for ...

What is the Difference Between 301 and 304 Stainless Steel with Regard to Corrosion Properties?

Andy Ratner on September 13, 2013
Corrosion resistance of the two materials is not drastically different in mildly corrosive environments at ambient temperatures. In general, Grade 301 is a little less corrosion resistant than 304 because it has lower chromium and nickel content and ...

Can Marlin Steel cut titanium on its laser?

Andy Ratner on September 4, 2013
Yes. Marlin Steel can use nitrogen (at a 20 percent slower rate than stainless steel). However, it creates micro-cracking in the material. Depending on the client’s tolerances/specs, argon gas may be required to cut parts without micro-cracking ...

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Andy Ratner on August 28, 2013
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Do special finishes make sense for stainless steel?

Andy Ratner on August 19, 2013
Yes. Electropolishing of stainless steel is commonly used for food, drug, medical and semi-conductor applications and for those where high fatigue strength is needed. It removes burrs and sharp edges and lessens strains by removing microscopic nicks ...

What is the average thickness for urethane coating?

Andy Ratner on August 19, 2013
Urethane (or more formally polyurethane) is an artificial polymer. As a protective coating on metal baskets, it is durable and very protective under UV rays. It is ...

How we make mesh baskets for precision cleaning systems and parts washing

Andy Ratner on August 6, 2013
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What are the chemical resistance properties for metals, plastics and elastomers?

Andy Ratner on July 25, 2013
The resistance of metals, plastics and elastomers can be affected by concentration, temperature, presence of other chemicals and other factors. So this information is presented as a ...

How we helped a Midwest manufacturer lean out

Andy Ratner on July 11, 2013
Marlin Steel designed a “pin rack” for a manufacturer of parts wash equipment, to wash oils and contaminants off newly fabricated fittings and ...

Is 316 stainless steel worth the extra cost over 304?

Andy Ratner on July 10, 2013
For most applications, 304 grade has the best combination of corrosion resistance, mechanical properties, and cost. For high corrosion resistance in food, biomedical, marine, and heat exchanger applications, 316 can be worth the price difference. The ...

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