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.

The Difference Between Blanchard Grinding and Precision Grinding

Grinding is a machining process that uses an abrasive to bring a material to its desired dimensions and surface finish.

Build A 1/2 Ton Metrology Center

Ever wanted to build a Metrology Center to hold all your important measuring tools? In this first video, learn how to support a heavy granite surface plate 6" thick and keep it balanced on a steel tube frame.

7 Things To Consider When Choosing A Carbon Steel Grade

Carbon steel is commonly used across many industries.

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).