Category: Processes

How to Polish Metal

Metals are often selected for their aesthetic appeal as much as their mechanical properties.

What is Shot Blasting?

Dirty, oxidized or otherwise unfinished material is undesirable for many reasons.

What is Pickling and Oiling?

When certain types of metals such as steel and copper are processed at the mill, they often have surface contaminants.

What is Case Hardening?

The ability to withstand abrasion and resist indentation are two very important attributes of certain types of metals.

What is a Press Brake?

One of the benefits of many types of metals is the fact they are relatively ductile; ductility ensures that metals bend before they break.

What is CNC Machining?

Machining is an important part of many manufacturing operations; when performed manually, it takes a high degree of skill and a lot of time.

What is Metal Aging?

Metal aging is one of the most common ways to alter the properties of a metal alloy.

Welding Processes for Stainless Steel

Warped metal, charcoal-colored welds, and frustration; these are some of the things that can happen when welding stainless steel.