Cool Facts About Industrial Sheet Metal

Leonardo da Vinci is best known as an Italian painter whose paintings are known worldwide even centuries after his death. Perhaps you’ve seen his Mona Lisa or Last Supper? Millions have, and marveled at his artistic creations. Now here’s where it gets interesting. Besides painting, da Vinci was a draftsman, sculptor, architect and engineer. He… Read more »

Industrial Metals Buying Guide: What You Should Know About Tantalum

Have you ever heard of tantalum? Named after a Greek mythological character named Tantalos, tantalum was first discovered in 1802 by Anders Ekeberg. It’s a hard metal. When in its pure form, it can be drawn into fine wire. Tantalum Guide Tantalum’s symbol on the periodic table is Ta and its atomic number is 73…. Read more »

How You Can Find the Right Aluminum Supplier

How can you find the right aluminum supplier? Ask yourself some questions and think about some things before you start your search. Research For starters, do you want to find an aluminum supplier offering a limited or wide range of products? Depending on what you need, you may want to choose a supplier that offers… Read more »

Nickel Metals Are Known for Their Versatility

It’s time to talk about nickel. Now if you’re like most people, you just think of “nickels,” aka 5 cent pieces we use for money. But there’s nickel, element number 28 on the periodic table, with an atomic mass of 58.69. Nickel is used in a variety of ways– you’ll find it all around you… Read more »

Highlighting Common Steel Myths

Steel is all around us but there are still some steel myths that people assume to be true. What are some of those steel myths? Steel Is It’s Own Metal For starters, a lot of people say steel is its own metal. Is this true? Yes and no. While steel is a metal, it’s actually… Read more »

The Benefits of a Custom Developed VMI Program

Vendors and customers care about supply chains, right? Customers want to make sure they get what they ordered on time and in good condition, and they also want to make sure they have enough of what they need to do their work– at all times. Vendors obviously want to sell products to make money, but… Read more »

Keep These Things in Mind When Buying Tantalum For Your Company

If you heard the word “tantalum” you might think it was a heavy metal band popular in the 1980s. There was no such band, but speaking of metal, tantalum is a hard, ductile metal. Tantalum’s Beginnings Tantalum’s atomic number is 73 and its atomic symbol is Ta. Its melting point is 5,462.6 F and its… Read more »

Where Do Metals Come From?

Where do metals come from? Well, they usually come from ores. What are ores? They’re natural rocks (or sediments) containing one or more valuable minerals– and these minerals contain metals. Metals, then, are usually dug up from the earth’s crust (mined), then treated and sold for profit. What are some key metals, as examples? That’d… Read more »

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 »