Monthly Archives: "March, 2015"

What It Takes To Become A Metal Fabricator
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It's fair to say that for the majority of metal fabricators their job is far from mundane and boring. In fact the job is pretty varied and every day can be different. This is why metal fabricators have to have the relevant skills in order to be adaptable so that they can meet the changing demands of their customers. If you think that this might be the career for you, then what does it take? Let's take a closer...

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Exploring The Differences Between Hot And Cold Rolled Steel
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Here at Metro Steel our customers often ask us the difference between cold and hot rolled steel, so with this in mind, we thought that it would be a good idea to explain the two processes in further detail. Hot rolled steel Hot rolled steel is a process that involves rolling the steel at an exceptionally high temperature (typically in excess of 920° Celsius). The reason that it's taken to such a high degree of heat is because at this temperature,...

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Understanding RSJ’s – What They Are And Where You Might Buy Them
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Even if you're not entirely familiar with the building trade or construction industry, there's a pretty good chance that you've heard of RSJ's or Rolled Steel Joists. They're used in a variety of construction projects from new builds through to renovations and restorations and are utilised to aid support to a load bearing wall or roof. So what are they made of? As you would expect, RSJ's are incredibly strong as they would have to be to support the loads that...

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A Quick Insight Into Stainless Steel Worktops
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If you're thinking about renovating your kitchen then you might want to consider stainless steel worktops. It's a material that's already used extensively in commercial kitchens, but is becoming more and more popular in homes up and down the country too. So without further ado, let's take a closer look into the wonders of stainless steel. Origin It's estimated that virtually all modern day stainless steel products are made using around 60% recycled materials and this includes worktops. Why? Because stainless...

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