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 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.

7 Things To Consider When Choosing A Tool Steel Grade

Tool steels feature increased amount of carbon and other alloying elements which give them enhanced physical properties, making them the ideal choice for a variety of applications.

The Best Metals For Welding

Welding is a complicated process that combines the science of electricity (aside from oxyfuel welding), heat, metallurgy, different states of matter, and oxidation.