Category: Metal Man Knows

What are the Differences Between Hole Punching, Notching and Drilling?

When plate and sheet is formed at the mill, it is usually just beginning its fabrication journey.

What is a Ferrous Metal?

There are many different categories into which metals can be placed.

What are the Differences Between 6061 and 7075 Aluminum?

When it comes to structural metal fabrication, perhaps only one metal gets anywhere near the attention given to steel, and that is aluminum.

What is Galvalume?

Protecting steel from oxidation is a must for many projects.

What Is An Alloy?

An alloy is a combination of a metal with at least one other metal or nonmetal.

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.