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What Steel Products go into Solar Installations?

This article was published on: 02/6/24 8:30 AM

The solar industry has undergone a significant transformation by incorporating steel products into various stages of solar installations. Here is how specific steel components are used in solar projects, their applications, and the crucial metal processing techniques that contribute to the efficiency and durability of solar installations. What steel products go into solar installations? Piles …

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Navigating the Solar Market: From Trackers to EPCs

This article was published on: 01/24/24 8:30 AM

The unprecedented pace of solar growth is challenging and reforming America’s construction and engineering capacity. McKinsey projects that wind and solar will attract $700 to $800 billion in capital investments by 2030. The solar market is a dynamic landscape shaped by innovations, varying technologies, and the expanding role of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) companies. …

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A Guide to Purlins in Metal Roofing & Steel Frame Construction

This article was published on: 11/30/23 9:15 AM

If you’ve got a roof over your head, it’s partly thanks to purlins. A purlin is the name given to one of the horizontal metal bars that support the load of the roof deck. Most often seen in metal buildings, purlins are themselves supported by rafters and walls — all critical to structural support. Since …

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What is a stainless steel depot?

This article was published on: 11/2/23 8:00 AM

A stainless steel depot is a specialized facility or supplier that stocks and provides a wide range of stainless steel products and services. These depots serve as one-stop shops for all your stainless steel needs, offering various grades, shapes, and services that cater to a diverse customer base. What to look for in a stainless …

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Aluminum Metal Sheets: An Introduction

This article was published on: 10/11/23 8:00 AM

American manufacturers use about 28.2 billion pounds of aluminum every year, 41.6% of it in sheet, plate, or foil form according to the Aluminum Association. This metal is popular across industries due to its unique properties and malleability. Most aluminum goes to buyers in the construction, transportation, and packaging industries. Let’s delve into the specifics …

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Introducing the Four-Roll MCB Davi Rolling Machine

This article was published on: 08/21/23 8:00 AM

At Kloeckner, we are excited to announce that our Santa Fe Springs, CA location has recently acquired a new piece of equipment – the four-roll MCB Davi rolling machine capable of rolling plate up to 3-3/8” at 120” wide! This state-of-the-art equipment offers advanced performance and technology, making it the perfect tool to help streamline …

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Understanding the Benefits of Aluminum Slitting for Sheet Metal

This article was published on: 08/14/23 8:00 AM

Understanding the benefits of aluminum slitting means first understanding the value of aluminum in general. The global aluminum market is expanding fast. Experts expect to see growth from $175.85 billion in 2022 to $265.82 billion in 2030. Why such a fast growth rate, and what role do metal fabricators need to assume in this burgeoning …

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Base Plate Fabrication for the Wind Industry

This article was published on: 08/9/23 1:06 PM

The wind industry has witnessed significant expansion as a clean and sustainable energy source. Today, wind is the leading non-hydro renewable technology. Wind turbines harness the power of the wind to generate electricity, contributing to the global shift towards renewable energy sources and reducing reliance on fossil fuels. Within the construction of wind turbine towers, …

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From Steel to Shield: The Crucial Role of Armor Plate

This article was published on: 07/5/23 4:58 PM

Armor plates protect lives and critical assets from damage caused by high-velocity objects. These robust shields provide enhanced security in various industries, from defense and security to heavy machinery and transportation. In this article, we will explore the world of armor plates, including the materials used in their construction, the dimensions of armor steel, the …

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Aluminum Blanking: Empowering the Automotive Industry

This article was published on: 06/13/23 10:35 AM

In the fast-paced automotive industry, precision and efficiency are key factors that drive success. One crucial process that plays a pivotal role in achieving these goals is aluminum blanking. Blanking allows for the most efficient utilization of sheet material and facilitates forming of components that would be otherwise impossible. Let’s delve into the world of …

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