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 Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW)?

Shielded metal arc welding, commonly abbreviated as SMAW, is a fusion arc welding process.

How to Use a Micrometer

Many devices can be used to ensure that dimensions are correct, with varying degrees of accuracy.

Considerations for Building a Metal Fire Pit

Looking for a new metal fabrication project? if you've been meaning to outfit that patio with a brand-new fire pit we've got some considerations for you.

What is Damascus Steel?

Damascus steel is a combination of two or more steels that are layered and forged together several times.

What Is Sheet Metal Used For?

Sheet metal is used for both structural and aesthetic purposes, and nearly every skilled tradesperson has worked with various types of sheet metals in some way.

Metal Supermarkets UK Earns ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Accreditation

For the twelfth year in a row, Metal Supermarkets UK - 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.

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Welded vs. Seamless Tube

It is not uncommon to think that all metal tubing is made the same way, and at first glance, differences among tubes might not be noticeable.