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 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.

Sheet Metal Gauge Chart

When working with sheet metal, it is common for the term “gauge” to be used.

Video Blog: The Differences Between Expanded Metal, Perforated Sheet and Wire Mesh

Learn about some of the differences between these similar metal shapes: Expanded Metal, Perforated Sheet and Wire Mesh.

Aluminium Numbering System

Aluminium is normally alloyed with several different elements in order to improve the mechanical or chemical properties.

What Is HSLA Steel?

HSLA stands for high-strength low-alloy steel.