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 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.

Grade Guide: AISI 4140 Steel

What is 4140 Steel? AISI 4140 steel is a low alloy steel containing chromium, molybdenum, and manganese.

Visit us at Fabtech!

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, will be an exhibitor at FABTECH CANADA 2018 in Toronto, Ontario from June 12-14, 2018.

Metals That Don’t Rust

Rust compromises the mechanical characteristics of metal, alters the chemical properties, and is (usually) not considered aesthetically pleasing.

Measuring Metal Strength (Tensile & Impact Strength)

When selecting a metal for a specific project, one of the most important considerations – especially when it comes to structural applications – is tensile strength and impact strength.

Metal Supermarkets Now Open in Edison, New Jersey

Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small quantity metals, opened its 89th store on May 21st, 2018 in Edison, New Jersey.