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FCL vs. LCL: How Do You Choose the Right Container Load?

FCL vs. LCL: How Do You Choose the Right Container Load?

Over the last few decades, international container shipping has become a critical component of many businesses' supply chains. The global container fleet reached 50 million TEU in 2021, and that is expected to increase to nearly 55 million TEU in 2022. When employing...

9 Types of Aluminum Finishes That Will Enhance Your Product

9 Types of Aluminum Finishes That Will Enhance Your Product

The excellent properties of aluminum make it a regular choice for extrusion designers in a wide range of industries. It has a fantastic strength-to-weight ratio, good corrosion resistance, good thermal and electrical conductivity, and more. While this may be enough...

Aluminum Extrusion Bending: An Overview for Design Engineers

Aluminum Extrusion Bending: An Overview for Design Engineers

From rails for industrial equipment to automotive applications to bold artistic sculptures and architectural designs, there are plenty of reasons you may want to create curved aluminum extrusions. While the ductility of aluminum makes it well-suited to bending for...

4 Secondary Operations to Consider for Aluminum Die Cast Parts

4 Secondary Operations to Consider for Aluminum Die Cast Parts

In previous articles, we’ve covered what happens before and during the casting process. Choosing the most suitable aluminum alloy, die design considerations, and carrying out die-casting operations are all vital stages of product development. In this article, we...