These Factors Impact Malleability of Metal Tubing

If you’re a fabricator, you’ve likely come across square metal tubing at some point in your career. The challenge comes when you need to manipulate and bend this durable material. Consider these factors to determine the degree of ease with which the material bends.

Thickness Level

The thicker the material is, of course, the harder it is to bend. Thinner pieces don’t require as many specialized tools to manipulate, but they sacrifice durability. Thicker pieces, conversely, prove a lot harder to bend and often require specialized equipment such as a pipe bender. These pieces are more durable, though, and can support more weight.

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Metal Fabricators Benefit from Copper

Metal fabricators enjoy the opportunity to work with diverse materials on a daily basis. But, if you’re looking for one particular material offering countless advantages, start incorporating copper into your projects.

Unmatched Aesthetic Beauty

It’s hard to match the raw beauty that copper displays. It has a gold-like appearance, which shines gracefully when light hits it at different angles. Since it mimics the look of gold, you can use copper for high-end pieces at a fraction of the cost.

Untreated copper starts to turn green when exposed to the elements, which is perfect if you’re looking for a raw form of beauty that shows a lot of character. Each piece you incorporate into a project conveys its own story.

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Changing the Way Bronze is Used in Mirrors

If you produce mirrors, you may find it difficult to come up with new inspirations for design. If that’s the case, it may be time to look back in history and understand how mirrors used to be created, and put these influences into products that your customers will love.

Bronze has a long history of being used in mirrors, so how can you adapt this into a modern design?

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A Profile on Bronze Alloys for Businesses

Although bronze itself is an alloy of copper and tin, there are many bronze alloys whose properties change as other metals are added to it. If your business uses bronze in its products, check this guide to confirm you’re using the ideal bronze for every project.

Leaded Tin Bronzes

Bronze with a small percentage of lead is widely used within industry. Typically, it’s used as bearings, railroad components, and in structural castings. This is because leaded tin bronze has antifriction properties and a durable nature. Plus, if you need tightness and machinability, this alloy is a good choice for your business.

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How Businesses Can Develop Brass Door Handles

Whether you renovate kitchens and interior doors or build furniture, you’ll need to have a selection of door handles available for customers to choose from. Your clients will always be looking for interesting, practical and beautiful handles for their home, so don’t disappoint them by only offering a limited selection. In fact, more customers are now looking for custom door handles, as they may have a specific home design in mind that a regular handle doesn’t suit.

If you’ve not yet considered creating custom brass door handles, now is the time to do so.

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Why Brass Guttering is the Next Step Forward

Whatever materials your guttering company currently uses to manufacture rainwater systems, it’s time to consider the advantages and sensibility of adding brass guttering to your product line. This material may not currently be the most popular metal guttering choice, but an increasing number of companies are starting to offer this option to customers.

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