Category: Metal Man Knows

What Is White Rust?

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

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.

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.

The Best Metals For Welding

Welding is a complicated process that combines the science of electricity (aside from oxyfuel welding), heat, metallurgy, different states of matter, and oxidation.

Sheet Metal Gauge Chart

When working with sheet metal, it is common for the term “gauge” to be used.

5 (More) Common Alloying Elements

There are many alloying elements added to steel to achieve various enhanced properties.

Welding Galvanized Steel

Welding galvanized steel has gotten a bad reputation over the years (rightfully so) as the fumes produced during welding can be incredibly dangerous to the welder’s health.