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Cut From a Different Cloth: Our Machine Capabilities

When choosing a fabricator to produce your parts, there are many things to consider. Since your chosen fabricator will become part of your business' supply chain, it is important to choose one that will offer the best price, most capabilities, and quickest turnaround time to ensure that your overhead stays low. At Ohio Galvanized Tube , we offer a wide array of machinery offering different cuts, enabling us to keep costs low and fabricate a variety of options. Read on to learn more about just some of our options. Plasma Machine Ready to heat things up? The plasma cutter (pictured above) is ready to tackle the toughest steel tube cutting jobs. This machine is the newest member of our family and can cut steel into a variety of shapes. It can even cut steel tubing up to .75" thick! A plasma machine uses gas and electric current to heat material into 4th stage matter, making easier cuts of larger pieces. Haven Cutter Now that you've learned about larger cuts, how about bringi
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Why We Supply Allied Galvanized Steel

    There are many different things that you can do with galvanized tubing including supplying water to homes, sewer plumbing, fencing, railing, scaffolding, and farm irrigation systems. There is less maintenance, they are reliable, are long lasting, and offer complete protection with the toughest coating. That is why at Ohio Galvanized Tube we are proud to offer  Atkore Allied Tube and Conduit products.           Allied's steel profiles come from an inline hot-dip galvanizing process called  Flo-Coat ® that they created more than 55 years ago. This one-of-a-kind process involves running welded tubing through molten zinc while it is still on the line. This helped to revolutionize the industry and provide users of tubing with a product that turned their businesses around.      The tubes that we get from Allied are safer in terms of your homes water supply because of the way Allied makes the tubes. While still on the line the tube receives a triple layer of protection-zinc, conversi

Steel Tubing Around Your Home

 Although you may never think about it, steel tubing can be found everywhere around you throughout your daily life, even within your own home! Let's explore some of the main things you may find around your home that steel tubing is often used in the production of.  Starting when you arrive home you may enjoy the luxury of keeping your vehicle in a carport. If you find one of these structures on your property, it is most likely constructed out of steel tubing , keeping your vehicle safe in a durable, sturdy and somewhat indoor setting. Tubing application doesn't stop there outside your home! As you walk inside and grab the railing of your steps heading into your home, it's also possible that the handrail and structure of your steps may be supported by some tough outdoor steel tubing.  Once you are inside your home, there's bound to be something made of steel tubing in some part of your house. Taking a look around your living or family room, you may find a kennel or cage

Common Applications for Stainless Steel Tubing

     Stainless steel has been one of the most common and versatile materials in the world since it came into production over 100 years ago. It has become an indispensable product for a variety of industries . Due to it's broad range of sizes and custom-made designs, it is an integral piece in many specific applications.      Certain industries use certain stainless tubing for different sectors. Many manufacturers, mills and manufacturing lines use parts of stainless steel for their machinery and goods they make. Same goes for the automotive industry where it is used for high quality mufflers. Gas and heat lines allow stainless steel tube lines to withstand extreme pressures being forced through them. It is also 100% recyclable and easy to sterilize.      Unlike ordinary steel, stainless steel isn't prone to corrosion, rusting or staining with exposure to water. It is not totally stain proof however. In areas with low oxygen, high salinity, or poor air circulation, stainless ste

2020: A Year of Surprising Growth

COVID-19 has been disrupting manufacturing supply chains. Consequently, manufacturers have had to adapt and seek new solutions to acquire the supplies they need. According to IndustryNet , the industrial marketplace that connects buyers with 400,000 U.S. manufacturers and suppliers of more than 10,000 products and services, category searches on the site for the month of April surged 42% over April of 2019, suggesting that U.S. manufacturers are on the hunt for new domestic suppliers to help fill gaps in the supply chain. This trend has continued throughout 2020. Some of the most searched for items behind tools were steel pipes and tubes, including carbon steel tubing and welded steel tubing. U.S. Industrial production rose 1.1% in October after easing back in September, according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve, released November 17, 2020. Specifically, steel tubing manufacturers are experiencing sustainable growth because they produce a wide range of specialized product

Difference Between Tube and Pipe

Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between steel tube and steel pipe? Are these words interchangeable to describe the same cylindrical piece of metal? As it turns out, there is indeed a significant difference and they are not synonymous. So let's take a look at the differences. 1. Measuring Diameter This might not seem like a big difference, but it actually is. Steel tube is measured from outside edge to outside edge, while pipe is measured only for the internal opening. This is because steel tube has its strength determined by the thickness of its walls, and steel pipe's usefulness is determined by the volume it can hold. It is common to find a 12-inch pipe, but it would be extremely rare to find a 12-inch tube. Tubes are used in applications that require a smaller size. 2. Structure Steel tube does not have to be cylindrical. It can be square or some other shape. Pipe, on the other hand, is always round. Tube can have a seam while pipe is a uniform piece. Pipe te

Basic Welding Joints

Welded joints are one of the most commonly seen joints although there is much more that goes into them than most realize. A Weld Joint is characterized by being the place where two or more metal pieces are joined together through the introduction of melted solder and high heat. There are 5 types of weld joints, corner, lap, tee, edge, and butt. Each one has it's own unique qualities and the best places to implement.  The butt joint is formed by placing the ends of two parts together. The two parts either lie on the same plane or are side by side. It is the most simple type of weld joint. There are a few different types of welds involved with a good butt joint. Next, let's focus a little on the corner joint. The corner joint is another pretty basic option for beginners and looks exactly how it sounds. This joint is identified by the two welded pieces being joined together in the shape of an L. It is important to remember to weld both the front and back of the L shape for struc