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Understanding The Processes Of Sheet Metal Fabrication And What It Entails
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Let's face it metal is everywhere. That's probably because when you think about it, there's really is nothing like it that matches its strength, durability and above all flexibility. It's used in so many components from the chairs that we sit on, to the laptop that I'm writing this post on. Yet every single piece of metal, whether it's used in construction, or in appliances, electronics or decorative pieces, has to go through a three-stage fabrication process. Let's take...

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From The Iron Age To Electric Furnaces – How The Steel Industry Was Born
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The development of steel the world's most highly used metal can be traced back some 4000 years to the beginning of the Iron Age. Initially iron was proved to be significantly harder and stronger than bronze and as such, tools and weaponry began to appear made from iron instead of its more expensive counterpart. For the next 2000 years or so iron was the main component used in everything from utensils through to industrial equipment, however the quality depended...

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The Best Ways To Clean Stainless Steel
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Stainless steel is a fabulous material to use in bathrooms and kitchens because of its ability to resist corrosion and rust and we've sold many sheets of steel that have found their way into people's homes to be used as innovative splash backs, work surfaces or as piece of sculpture. The one question we do get asked quite a lot is what's the best way to clean stainless steel, so we thought we'd do a quick blog on the...

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Vital Points You Really Need To Know When Buying Stainless Steel Sheet
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So you've got a project looming on the horizon and you've come to the realisation that (either out of choice or necessity) you need stainless steel sheet. Before we jump straight into the why's and wherefore's tacmeds.com of sheet metal purchasing, we thought that it would be a good idea to dispel some of the myths surrounding it. Firstly stainless steel sheeting in any grade is not entirely rust-proof or stain proof and in some cases it will corrode....

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What Is Steel Processing And How Does It Work?
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One of buy sildenafil citrate online the most interesting and important facts about steel is that it can be recycled time and time again without losing any of its qualities. Items such as aluminium cans are a prime example. As such, steel makes for a very sustainable product. Therefore, the term 'steel processing' refers to the recycling or re-use of old steel products and turning them into brand new products, parts or machinery. Ideally a new steel product contains...

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7 Quick But Equally Impressive Facts About Steel You Might Not Know
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Let's face it, there's only so many times you can blog about worldwide steel demands before it becomes quite frankly... boring. Here at Metro Steel, although we're mad about steel we don't want to come across as obsessive or completely nerdy about it. With this in mind, we thought that we'd have a little fun and dig out 7 quick (but equally impressive) facts about our favourite product that you might not know. Here goes... Fact No 1 – As...

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A Fly On The Wall View Into The Life Of A Metal Fabricator
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It's fair to say that the life of a metal fabrication shop and the people who work in it is never dull. It can get bombarded with a multitude of orders from a wide variety of customers at any given moment, with jobs ranging in both size and complexity. The difficult part for any fabrication workshop is managing those orders while sticking to schedules. What's even more difficult is predicting exactly when these busy times will occur. At Metro...

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