Basics of Metal

Knowing the melting points of different metals is important for fabricators and welders. Metals melt gradually, as the metal absorbs...
With exceptional strength and mechanical properties, steel offers you a versatile material option for construction and building projects.
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...
Copper metals are commonly used in industries worldwide to create unique products that demonstrate exceptional capabilities. For applications that require enhanced malleability, machinability, conductivity, copper alloy products deliver proven results.
Rust and corrosion can deteriorate, and ruin parts and components manufactured from iron-based metals. Corrosion resistant metals protect against rust.
In the world of metals, three particular types stand out for their unusual red coloring. Copper, brass and bronze are related, but each has different...
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...
Depending on your project specifications, carbon steel and stainless steel materials provide beneficial qualities for a wide range of applications.
Stainless steel 304 and 316 alloys feature several beneficial qualities. Your application requirements will determine which is best for your project.
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...
The history of metal is a long and fascinating one. Before the metal ages, the Stone Age reigned for perhaps millions of years. During that...
A2 is the most common grade of steel bar used to make tools for shaping metal, wood, and other materials. A2 medium-carbon chromium alloy steel...
Steel tubing has many uses, ranging from bicycle frames to roll cages to rifle barrels. Two of the most commonly specified types are
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