Learn about hot rolled steel, common hot rolled steel grades, and the applications that benefit from using hot rolled steel products. Common hot rolled steel grades include ASTM A3, 1018, 1011, ASTM A513, ASTM A786, and 1020/1025.
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Discussion of the properties and differences of 5052 aluminum and 6061 aluminum. Determine which aluminum grade is best for your application requirements. Learn more today.
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Let's chat about aluminum’s light-weight and conductive properties along with its versatile applications of it's alloys. Learn which alloys are corrosion-resistant and the best applications.
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What is the importance of design considerations for applications susceptible to metal fatigue? Let’s talk about the causes, forms, and how to determine metal fatigue strength.
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A blog post detailing the benefits of aluminum alloys for aerospace engineering and design. Comparison of different aluminum grades. Learn more about aluminum for aerospace applications today.
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Discussion of aluminum alloys and which alloys can be anodized. Chemical properties, coatings, and other factors determine which alloys are best suited for anodizing.
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What is material traceability and why is it so important? In the metal manufacturing business, quality assurance processes can become a liability. Learn more!
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As you get into stick welding, discover which ones to use and find the answers your questions - What's the difference between a 7018 and a 6013 electrode?
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For DIYers who are dreaming of making a cast iron or stainless steel grill grate project—find choice of material that best suites your project needs here!
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