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.

What is Decarburisation?

Carbon content variations have a pronounced effect on steel; apart from the obvious chemical changes that occur as carbon content changes, there are also important changes to the mechanical properties of a steel as well.

What is a Press Brake?

One of the benefits of many types of metals is the fact they are relatively ductile; ductility ensures that metals bend before they break.

Metal Supermarkets Opens Newest Store in Manchester

Premier Metal Solutions Supplier Opens Seventh Store in the United Kingdom Manchester, United Kingdom – (February 26, 2020) — Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, opened its newest store at Unit 1, Harp Trading Estate, Guinness Road, Trafford Park, Manchester on February 10.

What is CNC Machining?

Machining is an important part of many manufacturing operations; when performed manually, it takes a high degree of skill and a lot of time.

Metal Dimension Tolerances Explained

Metal Dimension Tolerances When ordering a metal, the customer typically asks for a specific shape and size.

Metal Supermarkets UK Limited Awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Accreditation

For the eleventh year in a row, Metal Supermarkets - the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals - has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 accreditation by the IQS UK Standards Audits Division.

What is Metal Aging?

Metal aging is one of the most common ways to alter the properties of a metal alloy.

What is Metal Fatigue?

Metal fatigue is one of the subtlest types of metal failures, and one of the most dangerous.