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.

Video Blog: The Differences Between Expanded Metal, Perforated Sheet and Wire Mesh

Learn about some of the differences between these similar metal shapes: Expanded Metal, Perforated Sheet and Wire Mesh.

Aluminium Numbering System

Aluminium is normally alloyed with several different elements in order to improve the mechanical or chemical properties.

What Is HSLA Steel?

HSLA stands for high-strength low-alloy steel.

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5 (More) Common Alloying Elements

There are many alloying elements added to steel to achieve various enhanced properties.

Grade Guide: S275 Steel

Steel is one of the most common metals used for structural applications.

Abrasion Resistant Steel

What Is Abrasion Resistant Steel Abrasion occurs when materials are rubbed across one another over a period of time.

What Is Weathering Steel?

Weathering steel is a family of low carbon steels that have additional alloying elements mixed in with the carbon and iron atoms.