Industry Guides

Thermal conductivity is the term that describes how quickly a material absorbs heat from areas of high temperature and moves it toward areas of lower...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Both hot rolled steel and cold rolled steel start out in essentially the same way and both can have the same grades and specifications. But...
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...
Brass – an alloy of copper and zinc – is one of the most widely used alloys. Known for its decorative attributes and bright gold...
Weldability is everything. Metals with a high weldability are easier to weld and retain a higher weld quality than other metals, so it’s important to...
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