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    Post "out of what" and something else

    Hi, teachers
    There is a sentence I met in my work, but I cannot catch its meaning accurately, so if anyone can give me an explanation.

    Here is the sentence: plain carbon steel may not be welded directly to 2205(a kind of alloy) material surface or other alloy surface, doubler plates of 304L SS or better must be used. Alternately, support steel, lifting lugs, etc, may be fabricated out of 304L SS or 316L SS. so what is the meaning of alternately, I check my dictionary, it says in American English alternately is equivalent to alternatively, and what does the fabricated out of... mean, either it means to be made out of, or just has an negative meaning?

    Thanks a lot~

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    Re: "out of what" and something else

    In this context, alternately can mean "on the other hand."

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    Re: "out of what" and something else

    "Out of" in this case refers to the material used. Support steel, lifting lugs, etc. must be made from 304L or 316L stainless steel.

    The two alternatives, reading this sentence, are to use "doubler plates" or to use "support steel, lifting lugs, etc."

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