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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
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.
To answer the question of where metals come from, first we need to define the word, “metal.” Pure metals are basic elements of matter. There...
When planning your next plumbing project, you need to evaluate the various types of pipe for the job. Although stainless steel and brass tubing could...
Depending on your project specifications, carbon steel and stainless steel materials provide beneficial qualities for a wide range of applications.
Whether it's carbon steel, aluminum, stainless steel, or copper, professionals within the construction industry use numerous metals for their application needs.
Although there are several different definitions of strength, including hardness, yield strength, and compressive strength, this article focuses mainly on tensile strength, which is the...
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.
There are several factors to consider when choosing a stainless steel alloy including corrosion resistance, weldability, cost, and process temperature.
Stainless steel 304 and 316 alloys feature several beneficial qualities. Your application requirements will determine which is best for your project.
Find out the differences between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Our discussion includes metal types, applications, and benefits of each type of metal.
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