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Increasing A1085 Awareness at SEAoO Annual Conference, September 8-9 2016

Last week, Atlas Tube attended the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio (SEAoO) Annual Conference in Columbus, OH. With over 100 professional engineers and aspiring (student) engineers in attendance, the SEAoO Conference offered a variety of technical sessions for individuals to earn PDH credits (up to 15 total).  Our favorite program from the two-day conference was Duane Miller of Lincoln Electric: “Welded Connections: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly”. During Mr. Miller’s talk, he showcased what a good weld is vs a bad weld with visual evidence. He also helped to “demystify” HSS connections by showing a variety of HSS welds in practical applications – attendees were genuinely interested in this topic!

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HSS In the Wild

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Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) help engineers create some pretty cool things every day – from tall skyscrapers for us to live and work in, to dynamic bridges connecting us from to and fro. But HSS products aren’t always used in such large scale projects – in fact, HSS is all around us, every day! As I travel around, I take snap shots here and there of HSS In The Wild to show all the interesting uses and applications this versatile product can be used in. Atlas Tube produces HSS products up to 18x18 square 0.625 wall (along with the corresponding rectangles) and rounds up to 20”. Along with JUMBO HSS sizes beyond 18x18 square, it gives you the flexibility to let your imagination run wild and create whatever you want. What projects will you use HSS in next? 

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5 Reasons Jumbo HSS are an Excellent Option for structures with Large Load demands

Jumbo hollow structural sections are an excellent option for solving complex design challenges for structures with large load demands, e.g., structures in high seismic areas. 

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Designing with HSS: Use Jumbo HSS for Large Load Demands


Watch the fourth installment of the Designing with HSS video series and learn how and why these "jumbo" sections solve the challenges of complex design issues for engineers.

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The Top 5 Common Questions about Jumbo HSS

Now that Atlas Tube has introduced Jumbo HSS (hollow structural sections) to North America, we’re finding a lot of people have questions about HSS — and when and where they should be used. This week, we’ll attempt to answer the five most asked questions:

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