A Beginner’s Guide to Metal Fabrication

  The metal fabrication industry is an interesting industry with lots of statistics and facts, some of which might surprise you while others will have you saying, “I knew that.” Metal Fabrication Industry Facts For starters, if you want to work in the metal fabrication industry you do NOT need a license. That said, workers… Read more »

Common Uses of Nickel

When most people hear the word “nickel,” they commonly associate it with the nickel coin worth five cents in America. That said, nickel is also known as a silvery-white metal you could find in the earth’s crust, typically in hydrothermal veins and in surface deposits thanks to erosion and the weathering of rocks. If you… Read more »

The Benefits of Custom Metal Fabrication

Custom metal fabrication has several benefits. What are they? Find out here… Tailored Design You have needs, and you have exact needs. When you want to meet those exact needs, you can utilize custom metal fabrication such that you get exactly what you want and need rather than have to rely on a prefabricated design… Read more »

Frequently Asked Questions of Industrial Metal Suppliers

What are some questions to ask a metal supplier? You can ask whether or not they’re ISO certified. If they are ISO certified, that means they’ve developed and maintained business processes (and performance) to appropriate quality standards. Industries What kind of industries do they supply to? For instance, do they specialize in just one industry… Read more »

A Guide to High Temperature Alloys

Do you work at a company that deals with hot environments and/or extreme temperatures? If so, you might be somewhat familiar with high temperature alloys. When the temperatures are extremely hot, there are certain metals and alloys that perform well thanks to their structure(s) and the strength of the interatomic bonds within them. What are… Read more »

Does Industrial Aluminum Corrode?

Aluminum and its alloys are vital to the aerospace industry and important in transportation and building industries. Aluminum is found in many products including automobiles, window frames, kitchen appliances and more. Known for its strength, ductility and low weight, it’s also popular because of its resistance to rust. Aluminum is Rust-Resistant Though aluminum is rust-resistant,… Read more »

A Guide to Niobium: An Invaluable Industrial Metal

What do you know about niobium? This metal is used in several industries for specialized applications and has no effective substitutes. Niobium is needed for the manufacturing of cars, ships, buildings, computers, superconducting magnets, high-tech devices and more. The need for it keeps rising in these modern times. That said, it’s not exactly ubiquitous when… Read more »

The Most Important Industrial Metals for Our Future

That smartphone you use to check Facebook, email and the Internet? That’s possible thanks to industrial metals. Indeed, many of today’s technological advancements are due, in part, to metals being used in ways that would blow the minds of people alive on Planet Earth just a century ago. Energy and technology rely on several metals,… Read more »

Selecting the Right Aluminum Bar For Your Company’s Needs

Known for corrosion resistance and a high strength to weight ratio so it’s typically a lighter weight than other options, Aluminum bar meets a lot of company’s needs. It can be bent and shaped in a number of ways. It’s also hygienic and ductile, with good thermal and electrical conductivity as well as reflexivity. Varied… Read more »

Why Rhenium Is Important to Many Industries

Eagle Alloys sells a variety of metals, including rhenium. It’s a chemical element that’s classified as a transition metal. History First discovered in 1925 in Germany, rhenium was first found in platinum ores and columbite. Its compounds include oxides, halides and sulfides. It is one of five major refractory metals, known to have high resistance… Read more »