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 Opens Newest Store in Olathe, Kansas

Will Be First Store in Kansas for Premier North American Metal Supply Franchise Kansas City, KS – (September 14, 2020) — Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, will open its newest store at 1713 E.

How to Polish Metal

Metals are often selected for their aesthetic appeal as much as their mechanical properties.

Difference Between Stainless Steel and Galvanized Steel

Plain carbon steel will still rust quite easily in most environments if not protected.

What Is Galling?

Friction can be one of the most frustrating factors to control for in metalworking.

Metal Supermarkets Opens Newest Store in West Palm Beach

The Eighth Store in Florida for Premier North American Metal Supply Franchise West Palm Beach, FL – (July 24, 2020) - Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, opened its newest store at 3625-C Prospect Avenue in Riviera Beach, Florida on Monday, August 3.

Metal Supermarkets Opens Newest Store in Cedar Rapids

The First Store in Iowa for Premier North American Metal Supply Franchise Cedar Rapids, IA – (July 23, 2020) - Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, opened its newest store at 6805 4th Street SW in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Monday, August 3.

Video Blog: Grade Guide: 6061 Aluminum

Trying to decide if Aluminum 6061 is the right grade for your next project? Or maybe you're just looking to grow your metal knowledge.

Difference Between Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 Pipe

Attributes such as outside diameter, wall thickness, and inside diameter all need to be understood when working with metal pipes.