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The Many Applications Of Shuriken

by Abbie Milligan on January 17, 2022

Shuriken is a revolutionary system for making one-sided connections with standard bolts, eliminating the need for complicated one-sided fasteners and field-welding. With Shuriken, all that’s required is a fast installation in the shop and standard A325 or A4...

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Atlas Tube Appointment Update

by Abbie Milligan on June 26, 2020

It is with my great pleasure to announce the appointment of Tom Muth to the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Tubular Products Division of Zekelman Industries. Tom has over 30 years of experience in the pipe and tube industry. Tom began his career with Copperweld Corporation and joined Atlas Tube in 2005 as Vice...

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Why Just Lunch, When You Can Lunch & Learn?

by Abbie Milligan on May 21, 2019

An Atlas Tube Lunch & Learn is an opportunity to engage with the leading producer of Hollow Structural Sections (HSS) in North America and learn more about specifications, connections, production and other HSS related topics. Lunch & Learns are an easy and convenient way to not only gain PDH credits needed to meet continuing education re...

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Introduction of Common HSS Specifications

by Bradlee Fletcher on November 19, 2018

The use of tubular shapes is seen all around us in nature. Tube-like structures are naturally occurring in the bones of animals, bamboo and the stems of flowers. It’s no wonder HSS is so popular amongst structural engineers – from being a cost-effective structural member, to a high strength to weight ratio, to a uniform strength and aesthetical...

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Think ASTM A1085 For Structures with Dynamic Loading

by Bradlee Fletcher on September 24, 2018

You might already know that the steel used in bridges must meet the toughness requirements of ASTM A709 and AASHTO M270. If you design a bridge with ASTM A500 HSS, the sections will most likely have to be custom-manufactured to meet these requirements. That means higher costs, longer lead times and a higher minimum order quantity. Plus, you’ll ha...

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Recapping the AIA 2018 Architecture Expo

by Bradlee Fletcher on August 3, 2018

In June, I attended the American Institute of Architects Architecture Expo at the Javits Center in New York City. For all the years I’ve been an engineer (which has been quite a long time now), I’ve never checked out this expo until now – which is surprising since architects love using HSS in their unique designs. First, walking into the J...

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