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.

Infographic: The Perception of Trade Schools & Careers

All statistics drawn from the full survey commissioned by Metal Supermarkets, which can be found here: Survey Says: There is a Lack of Awareness and Negative Perception of Trade Schools and Careers.

Survey Says: There is a Lack of Awareness and Negative Perception of Trade Schools and Careers

Despite the demand for skilled tradespeople and the accompanying high salaries, job availability and security, results from a recent survey show young Americans have an alarming lack of awareness about these opportunities.

What is Creep?

Creep is a topic in metallurgy that can be quite confusing; while not common knowledge to many people, the subject of creep is one that those in charge of selecting metals must be aware of.

Visit Us at FABTECH 2019

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, will be an exhibitor at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago, IL from November 11-14, 2019.

Grades of Hot Rolled Steel

When it comes to an excellent combination of mechanical properties such as tensile strength, shear strength, toughness, hardness, and ductility, it is hard to beat carbon steel.

What is a Non-Ferrous Metal?

In a recent post we explained what materials are considered ferrous metals; we provided some examples of ferrous metals, along with their common properties and applications.

Metal Supermarkets Opens Newest Store in Birmingham, Alabama

Premier North American Metal Solutions Franchise Brings Store to Birmingham Market Birmingham, Alabama – (August 26, 2019) — Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, opened its newest store at 4550 5th Avenue South in Birmingham, Alabama on Monday, August 26.

Welding Processes for Stainless Steel

Warped metal, charcoal-colored welds, and frustration; these are some of the things that can happen when welding stainless steel.