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6061-T6 aluminum is notorious for not bending easily, yet up in space it goes surrounding the Orion MPCV.  Bending 6061-T6 aluminum takes special care.  Since NASA’s first attempt in 1961, there have been a total of 166 manned space missions Read more…

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The musical-themed vibes of Austin now extend beyond its city center. This fun and energetic city, recently named one of the best cities in the country for young professionals by Forbes magazine, has added a new architectural landmark.  Curved steel Read more…

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When steel is curved, it is important to keep the stress-strain curve ratio for mild steel in mind. Below is a stress-strain graph that reviews the properties of steel in detail. If tensile force is applied to a steel bar, Read more…

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We just produced some very thick and very wide rolled steel cylinders. For this particular industrial application in the chemical industry, the customer required a special grade of plate A572-50 with increased resistance to atmospheric corrosion. The yield strength of Read more…

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Many artists like creating work out of curved steel because of the originality and functionality of the final product. Taking a simple piece of straight material and yielding it to a point, yet preserving its structural properties, greatly expands an Read more…

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Hollow structural steel (HSS) is becoming more and more common in structural designs. According to AISC, HSS now accounts for about 18 percent of the structural steel market. HSS has become more popular recently because of aesthetics and its superior Read more…

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Early in January 2017, a company from Puerto Rico gave us a call to talk about the aluminum stair stringers for their helical staircase. The company was planning to make a helical staircase for ‘Birth of a New World’, a Read more…

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Exposed curved steel often requires minimal or no ovality for aesthetic reasons. Customers installing stainless steel curved handrails for stairs want the pipe or tube to completely keep its shape whether the piece is straight or curved. This sometimes poses Read more…

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Pipes and tubes are usually measured by the outside diameter dimension – or OD. One might think that a 2.0 inch OD tube would measure 2.0 inches and a 6.5 inch OD tube would measure 6.5 inches. However, machines today Read more…

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When steel plate is bent, the inside surface of the bend is compressed and the outside surface of the bend is stretched. Somewhere in between lies the neutral axis which is a line in the steel that is neither compressed Read more…

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