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When is Sanding Preferable to Electropolishing?

Marlin Steel on February 9, 2017
Electropolishing is one of the most popular finishing processes out there for a reason. It leaves parts with a ...

Is Grade 317 Stainless Steel Worth the Cost Over 316 & 304?

Marlin Steel on February 2, 2017
With hundreds of different types of steel alloys on the market, it can be tough to find the perfect metal for your application. In many buying processes, the first consideration is ...

Achieving a Non-Stick Mirror Finish in Stainless Steel Wire Baskets

Marlin Steel on January 31, 2017
In sanitary applications for the food and biotechnology/medical industries, the finish of the baskets, trays, and ...

What’s the Difference Between Grade 304 and 304L Stainless Steel?

Marlin Steel on January 6, 2017
There are hundreds of different grades of stainless steel on the market. Each of these unique formulations of stainless steel offer some degree of corrosion ...

Characteristics of Inconel 625 and Common Steel Alloys Under High Heat

Marlin Steel on December 5, 2016
One of the key advantages of using metal over plastic (aside from tensile strength, durability, and useful life) for custom wire ...

Do Metals Lose Tensile Strength as Corrosion Resistance Improves?

Marlin Steel on December 1, 2016
One of the most common questions that Marlin’s engineers receive from clients goes a bit like this: “Will my wire baskets lose tensile strength if I get better corrosion ...

What’s the Difference Between MIG and TIG Welding?

Marlin Steel on November 18, 2016
Here’s a question that a lot of Marlin clients ask: What’s the difference between MIG and TIG welding? A little confusion is perfectly normal. After all, both processes use electrical ...

8 Common Drawbacks of Poorly-Designed Material Handling Baskets

Marlin Steel on October 28, 2016
In a lot of our posts, we’ve talked about the benefits of using well-made custom material handling baskets that have been ...