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.

VISIT US AT FABTECH 2017!

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, will be an exhibitor at FABTECH 2017 in Chicago, IL from November 6-9, 2017.

What Is Weathering Steel?

Weathering steel is a family of low carbon steels that have additional alloying elements mixed in with the carbon and iron atoms.

Welding Galvanized Steel

Welding galvanized steel has gotten a bad reputation over the years (rightfully so) as the fumes produced during welding can be incredibly dangerous to the welder’s health.

What Is Anodizing?

Aluminum has an oxide layer that is resistant to corrosion and wear.

Video Blog: How To Prevent Rust

Want to protect your metal projects from the damaging effects of rust? Our latest video blog gives some tips and tricks to help you prevent rust.

5 Common Alloying Elements

Alloying elements are used to alter the mechanical and chemical properties of steel to give them advantages over standard carbon steel.

Metal Supermarkets Now Open in Dayton, OH

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, opened its 86th store on July 24, 2017 in Dayton, Ohio.

The Difference Between Tube and Hollow Bar

Metal tube and hollow bar are used in a wide variety of structural applications.