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.

Temper Designations for Aluminum

Aluminum is known for its versatility; while properties such as superb resistance to corrosion and excellent thermal conductivity are very useful in many applications, it is the flexibility and adaptability of aluminum’s mechanical properties that make it such a widely used metal.

How Long Does COVID-19 Live on Copper Surfaces?

By now most of us are aware that the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (more widely referred to as COVID-19) can be transmissible from an infected person through droplets not only in the air, but on surfaces as well.

What is Case Hardening?

The ability to withstand abrasion and resist indentation are two very important attributes of certain types of metals.

How Does Copper Kill Bacteria?

Copper is known to have many benefits; notable physical properties of copper are its ductility and toughness.

What is Decarburization?

Carbon content variations have a pronounced effect on steel; apart from the obvious chemical changes that occur as carbon content changes, there are also important changes to the mechanical properties of a steel as well.

What is a Press Brake?

One of the benefits of many types of metals is the fact that they are relatively ductile; ductility ensures that metals bend before they break.

Metal Supermarkets Enters The Hackensack Market

Will Be Third Store in New Jersey for Premier North American Metal Solutions Franchise Hackensack, NJ – (March 2, 2020) — Metal Supermarkets, the world’s largest supplier of small-quantity metals, will open its newest store at 8080 Hobart Street in Hackensack, New Jersey on Monday, March 2nd.

Metal Supermarkets Eager to Raise Awareness of the Benefits of Trade Schools and Careers

Stephen Schober, President and CEO of Metal Supermarkets weighs in on the survey conducted a few months ago by Metal Supermarkets, on young adults' (aged 18-24) perceptions and knowledge of attending trade schools.