Monthly Archives: "February, 2015"

Exploring The Virtues Of Indispensable Steel And Its Potential
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Steel is without doubt the most important industrial material in the world today. In fact it's everywhere you look. Even if a product isn't made from steel there's a strong chance that the machinery used to produce it was. Yet we're only really just scratching the surface and the reality is that the potential for this man made composite is far from being exhausted. With this in mind, here's a glimpse into the potential of steel. Construction Steel's role in the...

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What To Look For When Purchasing Steel Pipe
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At Metro Steel we process, fabricate, and sell a wide variety of steel products including steel pipe. At first glance, you might think that purchasing steel pipe is relatively straight forward – just state the length you want and hey presto – 1 steel pipe delivered to you. However it isn't always that simple as there are certain nuances to purchasing steel pipework that you really need to know. Let's take a closer look. Determining the grade of steel The first...

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What Exactly Is Steel Processing And How Does It Work?
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Many commercial businesses that sell steel products often have their own on-site steel processing, but what exactly is it and more importantly how does it work? The melting and casting process Firstly to make stainless steel you need raw material, namely iron ore, silicon, chromium, nickel etc. these raw materials are melted together in a super-hot furnace (often approaching 2000 degrees) usually for around 8-12 hours. Once the metal has sufficiently melted the molten liquid is cast into various incarnations...

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5 Great Reasons Why Building With Steel Makes Perfect Sense
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Although we imagine steel buildings to be those enormous skyscrapers that dominate city skylines, the truth is that more and more homeowners looking to take on a self-build are considering steel as their main source of material. So why is this? Here are 5 great reasons why building with steel makes perfect sense. Design freedom Aside from being incredibly robust, steel has a malleability about it like no other material. This means that it can be rolled, cut, or bent to...

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