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Metal Made Easy

Metals melt at various temperatures. When choosing a metal for your project, it is important to choose a metal that maintains your temperature requirements.
Metal heat treatment processes provide an effective way to gain and manipulate a metal's mechanical properties to suit a variety of applications.
An alloy steel is a type of steel alloyed with more than one element (alloying elements) and these are added to increase strength, hardness, wear resistance and toughness.
Posted in: Steel, Alloys, Alloy Steel
There are several factors to consider when choosing a stainless steel alloy including corrosion resistance, weldability, cost, and process temperature.
Alloy grade 304 and 316 stainless steels provide several similar features, however 316 contains molybdenum, providing enhanced corrosion resistance over 304.
Find out the differences between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Our discussion includes metal types, applications, and benefits of each type of metal.
Posted in: Steel, Ferrous, Non-Ferrous
We usually think of rust as the orange-brown flakes that form on an exposed steel surface when iron molecules in the metal react with oxygen...
Learn about the four types of steel, including stainless steel, carbon steel, alloy steel, and tool steel. Learn how to identify the right steel for your needs.
Learn about galvanized steel and the galvanization process. As a rust-resistant material, galvanized steel offers corrosion resistance for outdoor projects.
Learn what differentiates steel tube and steel pipe. Understand the shape and structure of steel tubing and steel pipe to determine which is best for your needs.
Aluminum sheet and aluminum plate are both widely used and respected due to the metal’s light-weight strength, along with high corrosion resistance. But what...
Find out what types of finishes are available for stainless steel products. Discussion includes ASTM and DIN mill equivalents as well as common ss grades.
Posted in: stainless steel, Steel, 304
Learn all about mild steel. Discussion includes different mild steel types as well as application uses for galvanized and galvalume steel.