Monthly Archives: "March, 2016"

Why Use Powder Coating On Metal Instead Of Liquid Painting?
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Once a metal product has been fabricated it might need to be painted. There are two ways of achieving this. This first one is by using liquid metal paint (the same type that you buy from any DIY store) and the second one is powder coating. Liquid paint is usually applied by means of a spray can or a brush, or by dipping, whereas powder coating is applied electrostatically. Like paint it can be applied in a wide range...

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What Does Custom Metal Fabrication Mean To A Client?
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In various guises the word 'custom' means a common standard or practice, or a conventional way of doing things. However when 'custom' is applied to the metal fabrication industry, the opposite is implied. Instead customised metal fabrication means something bespoke and unique to the client's needs. Whether this is a singular one-off piece, or a collection of pieces that make up a particular machine, it's made to that particular client's exacting specifications. So what does this mean for the client? In...

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6 Interesting Facts about Nickel You Mightn’t Know
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Among the materials that go to make stainless steel, nickel is arguably the most significant. Without it, stainless steel wouldn't be...well... stainless, as the added inclusion of nickel gives it it's corrosion resistance abilities particularly at high temperatures. With this in mind, at Metro Steel we thought it was about time we brought this under-rated metal to light, so here are 7 interesting facts about nickel you mightn't already know. Fact number 1 – Although nickel has been unintentionally used...

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Six Top Facts About Steel You Mightn’t Already Know
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It could be argued that steel is the framework of our society and many of us depend on it in order to live our modern-day lives. From the cutlery that we use to eat our food to the houses that we live in, and even the laptop that I happen to be typing this article on, stainless steel is everywhere. As you can imagine, not only is steel incredibly versatile but because it's made from iron (one of the...

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How To Care For Your Stainless Steel Staircase
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Installing a stainless steel staircase in your office or home is not only a great way to add a touch of contemporary design and individuality to a room or space, but it's also incredibly durable meaning that it should last for many years to come. When steel stairs are used on the outside of buildings linking one floor to another, they're normally galvanised. As a result the protective zinc coating acts as a barrier from rust and protects them from...

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