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.

Metal Supermarkets Now Open in Sarasota, FL

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, opened its 90th store on December 3, 2018 in Sarasota, Florida.

What is Diamond Plate?

Diamond plate is a metal plate product that has a raised diamond-like pattern on the surface.

Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

If you ask someone “is stainless steel magnetic?” you will likely get a variety of responses.

What Is An Alloy?

An alloy is a combination of a metal with at least one other metal or nonmetal.

What is Tempering?

Tempering is a heat treatment process that alters the mechanical properties (typically ductility and hardness) and relieves internal stresses of a steel.

Metal Supermarkets Now Open in Norfolk, VA

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, opened its 90th store on September 4, 2018 in Norfolk, Virginia.

Metal Supermarkets Now Open In Pittsburgh, PA

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, opened its 89th store on August 27, 2018 in North Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

What Is Annealing

While the chemical composition of a metal determines much of the mechanical properties, many metals can have their mechanical properties altered through heat treatment.