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In this article, we’re going to look at 304 stainless steel properties and what makes it such a popular choice across a range of applications.
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What you’re about to witness is a roundup of some absolutely mental manufacturing techniques that are insanely interesting, and just a little bit wacky. Some
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What is worse than a bad design? A crap design that stays around for fifteen years over a wide variety of updates, upgrades, and changes.
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When it comes to judging a good mechanical design, there is a fine line between resonating with the artistic aspect and assessing the practical one.
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INVAR: The amazing super-low thermal expansion alloy you’ve never heard of – that’s been around for over 100 years.
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