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Ways the Government Can Promote New Exports and Manufacturing Jobs

Marlin Steel on July 29, 2015
Fun fact: while the U.S. is one of the most populous nations in the world, sitting at the #3 spot behind China and India, only about 5 percent of the world’s consumer population is located within the U.S. ...

Designing with Sheet Metal: How Tight Can You Make a Bend?

Marlin Steel on July 28, 2015
Making a custom metal form using sheet metal is a surprisingly delicate process. To get the best results, a design engineer has to ...

What is the LEADS Act, and How Does it Affect Manufacturers?

Marlin Steel on July 27, 2015
In many ways, technology has made our everyday lives easier than ever. For example, we are now able to communicate with people on the other side of the planet in mere moments using satellite communications relays. This allows businesses to get a ...

Which is Better for Parts Washing Baskets: Teflon or Halar?

Marlin Steel on July 23, 2015
Parts washing is a critical part of many ...

Just What Does it Take to Run an IDEAL Welding Machine?

Marlin Steel on July 21, 2015
The world of manufacturing has been forever changed. ...

What Fracking Means for U.S. Manufacturing

Marlin Steel on July 20, 2015
In the energy sector, the term “fracking” is a controversial one. The term typically refers to the shale gas boom, which uses high-pressure injections of water, sand, and chemicals into shale deposits to force the oil and natural gas in ...

5 Questions to Ask Your Custom Parts Manufacturer Before Buying

Marlin Steel on July 17, 2015
When you’re ordering custom parts from an outside manufacturer, you know that your own company’s ability to meet deadlines and ...

What is the Difference Between 301 & 304 Stainless Steel?

Marlin Steel on July 15, 2015
When making a custom metal form for materials handling, parts washing, or any other application, the choice of material that you use can mean the ...

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