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 Aluminium Alloys Can Be Anodised?

While most grades of aluminium have adequate appearance and corrosion resistance in many instances, it is sometimes required to increase these properties further.

What Type of Welding Is Used for Aluminium?

Welding aluminium requires different welding techniques, different shielding gases, different specifications, and different pre-weld and post-weld processing than welding steel.

The Difference Between Flame Cutting, Plasma Cutting and Waterjet Cutting

When you need metal cut-to-size, there are a variety of cutting processes to choose from.

What Is Normalising?

It is important that the material used for any project possesses the correct mechanical properties for the specific application.

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

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, has once again been awarded ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 accreditation by the IQS UK Standards Audits Division for continued exceptional performance in the areas of Quality Management Systems and Environmental Management systems.

What is Galvalume?

Protecting steel from oxidation is a must for many projects.

Additional Box and Pan Folding Services

Metal Supermarkets Now Offers Greater Folding Capabilities at Select Stores To help you get the metal you need, our Metal Supermarkets stores in Govan, Leeds and Southampton now have expanded folding services with new Box and Pan Folders.

What is Diamond Plate?

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