Marlin Steel Blog

Marlin Steel on FOX News: We Need to Revise/Refine NAFTA

Marlin Steel on February 21, 2017
Some recent announcements from the White House have highlighted a possibility that President Trump may try to remove the long-standing North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But, is such an event likely? And, what ...

The Best Sheet Metal Fabrication Techniques the Pros Use

Marlin Steel on February 16, 2017
There are dozens of ways to shape, join, and cut sheet metal—far too many to cover them all in depth in a single post. Today, the team here at Marlin Steel thought they’d share a few of their favorite/best ...

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 ...

The Fundamentals of Nitric Acid Passivation, Pickling and Electropolishing

Marlin Steel on January 26, 2017
Passivation is an important process for helping to maximize the corrosion resistance of stainless steel alloys. There are many different variations on the process of passivation, but the basic goal is the same—to remove ...

Manufacturing Industry Highlights from the POTUS XM Radio Show

Marlin Steel on January 24, 2017
On Friday, January 20, the new Trump administration was officially sworn in to office. News outlets across the country covered the event and hosted discussions about the impact of the new administration on businesses ...

Why It's Important to Fill Out a Questionnaire for Ultrasonic Cleaning Baskets

Marlin Steel on January 20, 2017
Marlin Steel has a critical step that gets used for nearly every basket order. This one process is foundational for every custom order, and may even be used when clients are interested in getting a stock ...