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.

How Is Wire Mesh Made?

Wire mesh is a common type of metal screen consisting of parallel rows and intersecting columns of wire.

What Is Chromoly?

Chromoly steel is a type of low alloy steel that gets its name from a combination of the words “chromium” and “molybdenum” – two of the major alloying elements.

Video Blog: What Do Pipe Schedules Mean?

Measuring pipe can be a bit confusing, so Operations and Development Manager Jason Jackson looks at Pipe Schedules and how they are used to measure pipe.

7 Things To Consider When Choosing An Alloy Steel Grade

Alloy steel can be used in a wide variety of applications because there are so many different combinations of alloying elements that achieve different properties.

What Is Mild Steel?

In a recent video blog series, we reviewed the main types of steel available in today’s market (watch part 1 here).

Visit us at Fabtech!

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, will be an exhibitor at FABTECH 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada from November 16-18, 2016.

Project of the Month: Growing A Metal Tree

From buildings to bridges, metal is often used to create elaborate man-made structures and architectural feats.

Video Blog: The Four Types of Steel (Part 5: Tool Steel)

In the fifth and final part of our Types of Steel video blog series, we take an in-depth look at Tool Steel types and grades.