Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel

Thermal Break Bearings

Posted on Tue, Sep 19, 2023 @ 04:13 PM

Thermal Break Bearings

Thermal Breaks are bearings that separate steel to stop the escape of energy from a structure. Energy, in this case, means heat. Typically, the bearing will stop the escape of heat. Example, and warm apartment house in the winter. But it can also be used to keep heat out. Example, a Refrigerated Warehouse chilled to 20°F in the summer.

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Specialty Masonry Anchors

Posted on Mon, Sep 11, 2023 @ 02:48 PM

We previously illustrated the most common masonry anchors, the Rod Anchor and the Slotted Channel. There are many situations where unique circumstances call for special function Masonry Anchors.

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Steel, Concrete and Masonry Anchors

Posted on Wed, Aug 09, 2023 @ 04:09 PM

Masonry Anchors play an integral part in any steel and concrete structure and they take many forms to do so.

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High Temperature Slide Bearings

Posted on Mon, Jul 31, 2023 @ 11:00 AM

In Slide Bearing design as the anticipated operating temperature increases adjustments have to be made to the bearing configuration. At approximately 400°F / 204°C the glue that bonds the Fluorogold® or Teflon® to the backing plate will melt and failure will occur soon afterward.

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Tags: Slide Bearings, Fluoroloc Slide Bearing

Teflon® / Fluorogold® Slide Bearings

Posted on Thu, Jul 06, 2023 @ 12:59 PM

They will be found on plans for everything from offshore drilling platforms, big box stores, renovations, or any structure where the stress of movement, expansion and contraction needs to be relieved.

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Tags: Slide Bearings, Fluorogold Slide Bearing

Steel Coatings : Paint / Primer / Rust Inhibitive Coatings

Posted on Wed, May 31, 2023 @ 05:21 PM

VOC Trends Continue to move levels lower

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Bleed Through Steel Markers / Galvanizer’s Markers

Posted on Tue, May 30, 2023 @ 11:08 AM

Still one of the most useful tools in the box, the BLEED THROUGH BLUE marker helps fabricators mark steel once and have the marks remain visible throughout the fabricating and erecting process. After primer coats are applied the marks bleed through and remain clearly visible.

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Tags: Markers

Galvanizing Vent Hole Plugs

Posted on Tue, May 16, 2023 @ 01:35 PM

The Most Efficient Method of Sealing Vent Holes After Hot Dip Galvanizing

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Tags: Galvanized Vent Hole Plug, Vent Hole Plug

Galvanizing : Hot Dip vs. Cold Galvanizing

Posted on Mon, May 08, 2023 @ 10:54 AM

Hot Dip Galvanizing and Cold Galvanizing each have advantages.

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Tags: Hot Dip Galvanizing

Anchor Bolt Manufacturing: The Basics

Posted on Fri, Apr 07, 2023 @ 11:16 AM

There are many specifications written covering Anchor Bolts but the predominant one we see called out on drawings is ASTM F1554. The most current version is ASTM F1554-20. It covers exclusively the requirements for manufacturing Cast In Place Anchor Bolts.

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Tags: Anchor Bolts