Category: Miscellaneous

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 »

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 »

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 »

The Benefits of Steel Casting

Steel casting is a type of casting used when cast irons can’t deliver enough strength or shock resistance. Carbon steels and alloy steels are the two general categories of steel casting. What are some benefits of steel casting? When you have a choice of alloys to use, steel casting allows for great design flexibility so… Read more »

Alloy Steel vs. Carbon Steel: A Guide

So, you find yourself comparing materials for your company and you see two options: alloy and carbon steel. The difference may be minuscule, but it  can make a large impact. There’s truly no right or wrong way to go in alloy vs. carbon steel but knowing the differences can prepare you to make the best… Read more »

Prioritize Expertise When Looking for an Industrial Metal Supplier

When it comes to choosing a metal supplier, you want a true expert. If you look up the word “true” in a dictionary, the words steadfast, loyal, honest, and accurate come up. Then, if you look up the word “expert,” you’d see it means “having, involving, or displaying special skill representing mastery of a particular… Read more »

Things to Ignore Regarding Industrial Metals

Okay, so you’ve heard some things about industrial metals. But what things are true and what things are false/myths? Costs Are metals more costly to manufacture than other materials? Not these days. Thanks to today’s manufacturing technology, metal manufacturing is more affordable thanks to things like automation and advances in tooling machinery.  Are the lightest… Read more »

Prioritize These Things When Selecting an Industrial Metals Supplier

When you’re searching for an industrial metals supplier, what are some things you should prioritize? Well, you’ll want to look for a supplier like Eagle Alloys. We take our business seriously and aim to please our customers. That said, here are some of the particular things to consider when choosing an industrial metals supplier. Always… Read more »

What Are the Benefits of Low Density Metals?

Are you in the market for low density industrial metals? If so, aluminum could be the perfect option for you. When many think of aluminum, a can of soda comes to mind. However, did you know that, along with steel, aluminum is one of the more prevalently used metal in industrial settings? Here’s why: It’s… Read more »