Category: Hints and Tips

How to Use a Micrometer

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

Perforated Sheet Patterns

Perforated Sheet Patterns Perforated sheet is a special form of sheet that has a pattern of shapes removed from it.

Pipe Schedule Chart

When working with pipe, it is common to describe them by their “schedule”.

Video Blog: How To Prevent Rust

Need help protecting your metal projects from rust? Check out this video blog for some quick tips and tricks to help you prevent rust.

Difference Between Perforated Metal, Expanded Metal and Wire Mesh

If you are looking for a product that will allow ventilation, drainage, or perhaps add a decorative touch, your three main choices are Expanded Sheet Metal, Perforated Sheet Metal, or Welded/Woven Wire Mesh.

Difference Between Pipe and Tube

What is the Difference Between Pipe and Tube? One of the most frequent questions we get from customers is “What’s the difference between pipe and tube”? Although pipes and tubes may look similar, they are in fact quite different in nomenclature and sizing.

Difference Between Black Steel and Bright Drawn Steel

Customers often ask us about the differences between black steel and bright drawn steel.

How to Make Magnetic Boards

Magnetic boards can be hung horizontally or vertically and come in all shapes and sizes.