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Knowing About the Beryllium Copper Properties

Most builders know that beryllium copper is valuable due to its price point, but what makes it worthy of the higher costs, and what is the difference between copper and beryllium copper? We’ll break down the unique characteristics and properties of beryllium copper...

A Guide to 260 Brass

What is copper alloy 260 brass? 260 Brass, often called cartridge brass, is a metal that’s resistant to corrosion in most environments. It’s a copper-zinc alloy that has a shiny, yellow appearance. Many builders and manufacturers refer to 260 brass as the workhorse of...

Pipe Schedules: The Ultimate Guide

Having the right-sized pipe supplies can make the difference between getting a job done on time and properly or requesting extra time and finances while you wait for the correct pipe size. Pipe size not only refers to the length of the pipe and the diameter of the...

Hot Rolled vs. Cold Rolled Steel: What You Should Know

There are many different grades, shapes, finishes, and specifications of steel. According to the World Steel Association, there are over 3,500 grades, and they each have unique properties. Because of the different grades, there are types of steel for every...

Benefits of Using Angle Iron for Your Next Project

Most consumers take for granted the convenience of steel and its continued availability in the consumer market. Most people may be surprised by how much steel and metal-derived products that they use every day and every year, The average person uses over 275 pounds of...

Best Ways to Cut Angle Iron

Angle iron is a lightweight, durable, strong, and versatile metal product used for buttressing, pressure, and support in various construction, home improvement, and carpentry projects. Angle iron is also used in large-scale industrial construction projects. Take a...

MOST POPULAR TYPES OF METALS & THEIR USES

You can find the use and development of metal throughout human history dating back to the Bronze age. However, since then, we have realized that there are thousands of different types of metal and even more uses for it. Metal has become the base of the Industrial...

Wide Flange Beam versus I-Beams: A Builders Guide

When it comes to building, the beam is the key to a long-lasting and beautiful structure. But there are many different types of beams out there. Today let’s look at two of the most common beams. These two also have quite a few similarities and differences that allow...

Wide Flange Beam versus I-Beams: A Builders Guide

When it comes to building, the beam is the key to a long-lasting and beautiful structure. But there are many different types of beams out there. Today let’s look at two of the most common beams. These two also have quite a few similarities and differences that allow...

What Is Galling and How to Fix It

Galling can happen for several reasons, but none make it any less frustrating. Top-quality metal and industry-regulated material is susceptible to this common issue, but there are ways to prevent it.  What is Galling in Metal? Though it is most common in...

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