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.

2018 Easter Holiday Hours

This Easter we are pleased to provide service at our Govan location on Friday, March 30th! 2018 Easter Holiday Hours: 30 March (Good Friday) – England Stores Closed.

Metal Supermarkets West Bromwich Awarded ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

Metal Supermarkets West Bromwich has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 accreditation by the IQS UK Standards Audits Division for continued exceptional performance in the areas of Quality Management Systems.

The Difference Between 304 and 316 Stainless Steel

When selecting a stainless steel that must endure corrosive environments, austenitic stainless steels are typically used.

Video Blog: What Metal Is The Strongest?

Wondering what metal is the strongest? We take a look at some contenders in this video blog.

What Is Galvanneal?

Sacrificial coatings are an excellent way to protect an underlying base material from the effects of corrosion.

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

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, has 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.

Video Blog: What is the Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal?

Wondering what the differences are between ferrous and non-ferrous metals? Check out the video below for the answer.

How To Cut Metal

While metal is generally hard and tough, it is still able to be cut by several different processes.