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 Diamond Plate?

Diamond plate is a metal plate product that has a raised diamond-like pattern on the surface.

Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

If you ask someone “is stainless steel magnetic?” you will likely get a variety of responses.

What Is Tempering?

Tempering is a heat treatment process that alters the mechanical properties (typically ductility and hardness) and relieves internal stresses of a steel.

What Is Annealing?

While the chemical composition of a metal determines much of the mechanical properties, many metals can have their mechanical properties altered through heat treatment.

What Is White Rust?

Galvanising is a coating process that protects an underlying steel from rust using a protective layer of zinc.

Measuring Metal Strength (Part 2) – How to Measure Ductility and Hardness

What Is Ductility? Ductility is the ability of a metal to deform without fracturing.

Metals That Don’t Rust

Rust compromises the mechanical characteristics of metal, alters the chemical properties, and is (usually) not considered aesthetically pleasing.

Measuring Metal Strength (Tensile & Impact Strength)

When selecting a metal for a specific project, one of the most important considerations – especially when it comes to structural applications – is tensile strength and impact strength.