Category: Metal Man Knows

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

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.

5 Common Alloying Elements

Alloying elements are used to alter the mechanical and chemical properties of steel to give them advantages over standard carbon steel.

Metals for Making Knives

A well-made knife is expected to function consistently without failing.

Marine Grade Metals

When a metal is exposed to underwater or wet environments, marine grade metals may be necessary to prevent the material from failing under the conditions.