A Guide to Steel & Aluminum Sheet Metal Grades

Stainless steel metal sheets deposited in stacks.

If you work with metal, you are probably well aware that each type of metal comes in multiple grades that refer to its composition. Bar stock and sheet metals are assigned a set of identifying digits. These numbers reveal the metal’s alloying elements and family.   Two projects may call for carbon steel, but one uses […]

Properties of Metals: Choosing A Type of Metal for Fabrication

Finished fabricated metal components.

The material chosen for a fabrication project affects if it will function as expected. Every metal has properties that determine how it can be processed. Selecting the right metal ensures that component parts can handle their environment and end use. Other factors like finishing processes, the size of the product and the project’s estimated cost […]