Pro Tips

Melting Point of Metals
Knowing the melting points of different metals is important for fabricators and welders. Metals melt gradually, as the metal absorbs...
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304 vs. 316 Stainless Steel
Stainless steel is one of the most popular and well recognized metals, known for its attractive appearance, low maintenance...
When to Use Welding Clamps and Welding Magnets

You only have so many hands and sometimes to achieve that perfect weld you need help. That’s where...
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Iron, the main ingredient of steel, is one of the most important elements on earth. The reddish-brown metal is often found in large mineral deposits...
Every day, law enforcement, security officers, and military personnel (along with politicians and movie stars) depend on bulletproof vests for their very lives. The materials...
The age-old question of how to sharpen a knife is critical to chefs, barbers, hunters and fishermen, survivalists, and DIYers. Sharpening metal edges requires an...
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...
Dial calipers, digital calipers, and digital micrometers are used to measure the dimensional characteristics of all metals. This article will discuss how to use...
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...
At Industrial Metal Supply, we strive daily to live up to our slogan “Metal Made Easy.” Our fast response to customer needs is well-known, and businesses...
Structural steel beams form the backbone of many construction projects. But what is structural steel and how is it used? Many people don’t know that structural...
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...
Whatever your project – whether mending a metal fence or repairing teeth on a backhoe bucket, the following advanced welding tips will help you get...