Applications of Steel

What Is the Use of Stainless Steel in the Food Service Industry?

Why is stainless steel commonly used in the food service industry? Easy to Clean Durable and Sustainable Resistant to Chemicals, Heat, and Corrosion Easy to Fabricate   Stainless steel is one of the most commonly used materials in the world, along with metals like aluminum, brass, and copper. The use of stainless steel in the […]

5 Common Issues with Laser Cutting and How to Avoid Them

What are some common issues with laser cutting? Issues with cutting thick metals Uneven cutting Presence of burrs Deformations with small holes Insufficient cutting depth   The term “laser cutting” is relatively straightforward as it refers to a process that uses a laser to make cuts or incisions on different materials. For the metal fabrication […]

4 Tips for Custom Sheet Metal Fabrication

What are some tips for custom sheet metal fabrication? Choose the right material Use a stock gauge Make the angles simpler Limit the use of tight tolerances   When approaching any metal fabrication project, it’s always crucial to understand some of the most important tips for custom sheet metal fabrication to avoid mistakes and come […]

5 Types of Steel Used in The Automotive Industry

What are the different types of steel used in the automotive industry? Stainless steel Advanced high-strength steel High-carbon steel Low-carbon steel Galvanized steel   The use of steel has not been any less impactful in the world of automotives. Its ability to be machined and manufactured in various shapes through different techniques makes it a […]

4 Types of Pipe Testing Methods

What are the different types of pipe testing methods? Hydrostatic Testing Magnetic Particle Inspection Charpy Impact Test Ultrasonic Testing   Steel pipes are used everywhere, from plumbing systems to a wide variety of structural applications. To ensure that these pipes can perform under different levels of environmental stresses, they have to undergo a series of […]

3 Ways to Repurpose Your Steel Products

What are the different ways to repurpose your steel products? Build a clothing rack Design a pencil holder Use flat bars to install wall trims   For most homeowners, there’s no opportunity in having old scraps of steel accessories lying in their backyard. It’s very likely that you also have used steel accessories, but can’t […]

4 Uses of Steel Angles

What are the uses of steel angles? Bridge ways Warehouses Equipment manufacturing Frames   Also referred to as angle irons or angle bars, steel angles are finished steel products made through hot-forming semi-finished carbon steel. As steel angles are mainly used for providing structural support, the most ideal composition is a low alloy, yet high […]

Everything You Need to Know About Metal Decking

What do you need to know about metal decking? Basics of metal decking Types of metal decking Applications of metal decking Profiles used in metal decking   In construction, you’ve probably encountered the term “metal decking”, but may not know the first thing about it. As a general understanding, construction decking is a broad term […]

6 Uses of Steel Tubes

What are the uses of steel tubes? Columns Railings Electrical conduits Automotive suspensions Jet engines Scaffolding   For steel tubes, the uses can range anywhere from structural to industrial uses. You can find steel tubes as part of building columns, railings, automotive suspensions, or jet engines. Although they may appear similar to steel pipes, these […]

5 Advantages of Steel Over Timber

What are the advantages of steel over timber? Strength Durability Fire-resistance Protection against moisture Recyclability   Steel and timber are two popular building materials. Steel has a number of structural applications such as building frames, studs, foundations, reinforced concrete, and the like. Timber can also be used for these same purposes, but it may also […]

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