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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...
Depending on your project specifications, carbon steel and stainless steel materials provide beneficial qualities for a wide range of applications.
Metals melt at various temperatures. When choosing a metal for your project, it is important to choose a metal that maintains your temperature requirements.
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.
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.