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 Shot Blasting?

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

The Melting Points of Metals

Metals are known for their ability to withstand extreme conditions.

Metal Supermarkets Opens Newest Store In Appleton

Premier Small-Quantity Metal Franchise to Open Third Store In Wisconsin Appleton, WI – (June 8, 2020) — Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, will open its newest store at 1890 S Technology Drive in Appleton, Wisconsin on Monday, June 8th.

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.

Temper Designations for Aluminum

Aluminum is known for its versatility; while properties such as superb resistance to corrosion and excellent thermal conductivity are very useful in many applications, it is the flexibility and adaptability of aluminum’s mechanical properties that make it such a widely used metal.

How Long Does COVID-19 Live on Copper Surfaces?

By now most of us are aware that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (more widely referred to as COVID-19) can be transmissible from an infected person through droplets not only in the air, but on surfaces as well.

What is Case Hardening?

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

How Does Copper Kill Bacteria?

Copper is known to have many benefits; notable physical properties of copper are its ductility and toughness.