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Welcome to the Atlas Tube blog of industry info and news about HSS products.

Season of Giving

Not all superheroes wear capes but with this holiday season filled with compassion and giving from the heart, our heroes wear hard hats and steel-toed boots.

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Five Interesting Facts About Manufacturing You May Not Know

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When you work in manufacturing, you get to see some really neat things. Take us at Zekelman Industries - being the largest independent tubular products producer in North America, all of our tubular products that we manufacture are formed into a round shape first! So even that square HSS section you installed in your latest project actually started as a round tube. Here are five more of my favorite facts on manufacturing that you should know:

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Structural Engineering: Opportunity on the Rise [INFOGRAPHIC]

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As manufacturing and other STEM industries continue to thrive, the demand for individuals working in science, technology, engineering and mathematics focused careers will also grow.

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ASTM A500/A500M–13

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Most users of HSS are now aware of the new ASTM A1085 specification for "higher performance" HSS that was approved in 2013 and immediately manufactured by Atlas Tube. Details of the features of this HSS are readily available: http://www.atlasconnection.com/profiles/blogs/new-astm-specification-provides-improved-performance-for-hollow

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Third Annual Atlas Tube Student Day

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Co-sponsored by DFI and PDCA the third annual Atlas Tube Student Day was held on April 10, 2014 at our facility in Chicago. Approximately 70 undergraduate and graduate students from four different universities (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and Purdue Calumet) arrived at the mill for presentations, a guided tour, and, of course, free pizza.

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