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What China’s Devalued Currency Means for U.S. Manufacturing

Marlin Steel on September 3, 2015
Look up the phrase “Chinese currency manipulation” on the web and you’ll get a flood of contentious articles that either point out how a devalued Chinese Yuan harms American businesses, or try to outright dismiss the ...

What is the Temperature Range for 304 Stainless Steel vs. 316 vs. 330?

Marlin Steel on September 2, 2015
Many of Marlin Steel’s customers use production processes that involve high temperatures. From sterilization of parts to the heat treatment of specific alloys, there are a ton of applications that might require a custom ...

3 Reasons to Use a Custom Parts Cleaning Container

Marlin Steel on September 1, 2015
As a manufacturer, the struggle to improve productivity with fewer and fewer resources is a fact of life. To stay competitive, you need to get more done with less than the competition. This means finding ways to ...

Ways to Prevent Deformities in Your Manufacturing Process

Marlin Steel on August 31, 2015
With many manufactured products, any kind of deformities in the surface condition of a part or in the angle ...

4 Big Breakthroughs in 3D Printing

Marlin Steel on August 27, 2015
Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing as it’s more commonly known, is a technology that has been around for a while. ...

Traditional Welders vs. the IDEAL MFDC Welder

Marlin Steel on August 25, 2015
Manufacturing technology is constantly changing. What was cutting-edge tech a few years ago could be considered almost obsolete today. ...

What Illegally-Traded Imports Mean for the U.S. Manufacturing Industry

Marlin Steel on August 20, 2015
Fair trade is a great way for countries to exchange goods and build wealth. When trade practices are handled fairly, it gives companies on both sides a strong shot at increasing their market share and ...

Which U.S. Cities are Leading the Manufacturing Renaissance?

Marlin Steel on August 19, 2015
The American manufacturing industry is back in a big way, fueled by shrinking wage differences between the U.S. and China, as well as a major reduction in energy costs in the U.S. courtesy of the shale gas boom. ...

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