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 Grating Guide: Bar Grating and Safety Grating

Metal grating is a term used to classify a wide variety of fabricated metal products.

Metal Supermarkets Now Open in Halifax, NS

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, opened its 85th store on March 6, 2017 in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Video Blog: Tips For Telescoping Tube

Have a project that requires telescoping tube? In this video blog, Operations and Development Manager Jason Jackson reviews our top tips for telescoping metal tube.

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.