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

HSS Design Tools: The HSS Library

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HSS Design Tools: The HSS Library

There’s a lot of information around the internet on HSS products – so much so that it’s hard to keep track of it all! Instead of going to multiple sources to find the latest information on HSS, we’ve compiled the best articles into a new section on our website – the HSS Library.

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Designing with HSS: The Availability of ASTM A1085 High Performance HSS

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Every tradeshow or meeting I attend, a few engineers tell me about their experience specifying A1085 on a project:

  • My fabricator told me you can’t get that size in A1085
  • It’s going to take too long to get that item as an A1085
  • I would love to use A1085 on my project but the service center we use doesn’t stock it
  • I specified A1085 but was sent A500 instead
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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]

Structural Engineering Opportunity on the Rise INFOGRAPHIC

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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