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Only certain marine metals and metal combinations can withstand the conditions of the sea. Use our guide to figure out which ones are the best and why.
Metalsmithing tools and techniques include heating metal, soldering pieces together, and decorating it with patterns and textures. Learn more here.
Posted in: metalsmithing
Discover the specific mechanical characteristics of 6061 aluminum alloy and 7075 aluminum alloy when choosing the optimal material for your project.
Get ready for your titanium welding project with tips from the experts. This unique metal has incredible strength but can be tricky to weld.
Posted in: titanium
Learn differences in strength, price & aesthetic between hot-rolled steel and cold-rolled steel before making your purchase from Industrial Metal Supply.
Discover welding stainless steel like never before: Learn the differences in types of stainless steel, and find out how to prevent warping from the experts.
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Aluminum sheet is any aluminum sheet metal thicker than foil but thinner than plate (sheet is under .249” thick, while plate metal is .250” and above.) Many do-it-yourself projects, such as metal fabrication, siding, or roofing, use aluminum sheet because
‘Tis the season for giving great gifts. And what could be more appreciated than a piece of custom DIY jewelry! Don’t worry if you don’t yet know how to make jewelry. This short guide to copper jewelry making should give you the confidence to get started.
Melting Point of Metals
Knowing the melting points of different metals is important for fabricators and welders. Metals melt gradually, as the metal absorbs...
Posted in: Pro Tips, melting metal
304 vs. 316 Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is one of the most popular and well recognized metals, known for its attractive appearance, low maintenance...
DIY BBQ Grill from Scrap Metal
For all you metal DIY enthusiasts, building a barbeque grill from scrap metal could be the ultimate project....
Posted in: DIY, grilling, scrap metal
Jessi Combs in Memoriam
Jessi Combs was more than just a TV star and an off-road...
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Welding – the act of joining two pieces of metal in a permanent bond – has long been a male-dominated career....