Basics of Metal

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.
Stainless steel 304 and 316 alloys feature several beneficial qualities. Your application requirements will determine which is best for your project.
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.
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...
Melting Point of Metals
Knowing the melting points of different metals is important for fabricators and welders. Metals melt gradually, as the metal absorbs...
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...
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...
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...
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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