Metal Blog

Get the low-down on all things metal. From choosing the right metal grade to the differences between metal types, our blog has you covered.

How to Polish Metal

Metals are often selected for their aesthetic appeal as much as their mechanical properties.

Difference Between Stainless Steel and Galvanised Steel

Plain carbon steel will still rust quite easily in most environments if not protected.

What Is Metal Galling?

Friction can be one of the most frustrating factors to control for in metalworking.

Video Blog: 6061 Aluminium Grade Guide

Trying to decide if Aluminium 6061 is the right grade for your next project? Or maybe you're just looking to grow your metal knowledge.

Difference Between Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 Pipe

Attributes such as outside diameter, wall thickness, and inside diameter all need to be understood when working with metal pipes.

What is Shot Blasting?

Dirty, oxidized or otherwise unfinished material is undesirable for many reasons.

The Melting Points of Metals

Metals are known for their ability to withstand extreme conditions.

What is Pickling and Oiling?

When certain types of metals such as steel and copper are processed at the mill, they often have surface contaminants.