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 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.

What Is White Rust?

Galvanizing is a coating process that protects an underlying steel from rust using a protective layer of zinc.

Metal Supermarkets Launches “Metal My Way” Contest

MISSISSAUGA, ON (JULY 09, 2018) - Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, today announced the start of the fourth annual “Metal My Way” contest which showcases creative and innovative metal projects from across the United States and Canada.

Measuring Metal Strength (Part 2) – How to Measure Ductility and Hardness

In a previous article about metal strengths, we looked at measuring tensile and impact strength.