Steel

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.
Posted in: Steel, Alloys, Alloy Steel
Alloy grade 304 and 316 stainless steels provide several similar features, however 316 contains molybdenum, providing enhanced corrosion resistance over 304.
Find out the differences between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Our discussion includes metal types, applications, and benefits of each type of metal.
Posted in: Steel, Ferrous, Non-Ferrous
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.
Posted in: stainless steel, Steel, 304
Learn all about mild steel. Discussion includes different mild steel types as well as application uses for galvanized and galvalume steel.
Learn what factors into market metal prices. Fluctuations with global supply and demand often dictate the prices for base and ferrous metals. Find out more.
Learn about Corten steel’s rusting capabilities and understand the advantages of using it for your next architectural project. See which applications benefit from Corten steel.
Posted in: Steel, Rust Prevention
Learn how to select the right steel angle for your project. Steel angle iron is available in a variety of steel alloys, ideal for construction applications.