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April 24, 2020, , , , , , , , Carbon & Alloy, Agriculture, Agriculture, Heavy Equipment, Hydraulic

Balancing High Strength Tubing Selection and Cost in Hydraulic System Design

The automotive industry has fueled many advances in high strength steel materials as we know them today. Vehicle body panels and structural components have benefited significantly from decades of development targeted at improving...

While carbon steel and copper alloys are often welded by high frequency welding, stainless steels require a fusion (full melting if the metal) welding to ensure a high-quality weld.
March 17, 2020, , , , , , Stainless Steel, Aerospace, Manufacturing, Misc, Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Process

Manufacturing & Material Options to Know When Specifying Stainless Steel Tubing

Understanding the process of how your material is made is important when specifying for a new requirement. When welding a tube to size, most stainless tube manufacturing mills solely form the tube and weld it and perform little or no...

January 14, 2020, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Carbon & Alloy, Stainless Steel, Firearms

SHOOT FOR SAVINGS: Single-Supplier Sourcing for Firearms

The firearm industry has come a long way since its inception in the 14th century, from using materials like bamboo and burning wick to sophisticated metal alloys and modern technology. As the technology has evolved, so has the...

November 25, 2019, , , , , , , , , , , , , , Carbon & Alloy, Performance Racing

Performance Racing Industry’s Preferred Tubing

4130 Cold Drawn Seamless Tubing For over 50 years, 4130 cold drawn seamless tubing has been used as the preferred steel tubing for the performance racing industry. It is most commonly used in the construction of chassis, frames, and...

October 25, 2019, , , , , , , , Carbon & Alloy, Stainless Steel, Titanium Extrusions, Agriculture, Heavy Equipment, Hydraulic, Manufacturing, Performance Racing

Plymouth Tube’s Dry Lubricant Tube Coating

WHAT IS DRY LUBRICANT? Plymouth Tube Company’s dry lubricant tube coating, also known as C-Lube 10, is a sodium stearate (C18H35NaO2) soap that results in a dry, white lubricant that can be used to coat certain tubing materials. Sodium...

Engineers have many choices when selecting tubing materials for the application at hand, whether it be a condenser or feedwater heater in a plant, or exhaust tube in an automobile. Knowing the limitations of a material is crucial when making a selection for your application. Let’s talk about the factors that need to be considered when selecting a material.
October 2, 2019, , , , , , , , Carbon & Alloy, Stainless Steel, Manufacturing, Markets, Power Generation, Processes

An Engineer’s Guide For Selecting The Right Steel Tubing

Engineers have many choices when selecting tubing materials for the application at hand, whether it be a condenser or feedwater heater in a plant, or exhaust tube in an automobile. The wide variety of stainless steel choices available...