Monthly Archives: "April, 2017"

How To Stop Steel From Corroding
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Steel is a very popular material which is used in everything from household appliances to transport to construction. Strong, durable, and recyclable, the only downside is that if not cared for properly it can corrode. Here at Metro Steel we have years of experience working with this metal and as a result have put together a few tips to help you care for your steel in the correct manner. There are 4 main types of corrosion that can affect steel...

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Discover The Difference Between Hot and Cold Rolled Steel
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It's surprising how many people that approach us for a quote for the material costs of producing a product, don't know the difference between hot and cold rolled steel. The difference isn't in their grade but in the way they are processed at the mill. When you're choosing metal for a job then it's important that you understand the different processes and consequently can make an informed decision on which metal to choose. So, first of all what is the...

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Discover The Different Types of Custom Structural Steel Stairs
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Steel is incredibly versatile and is used in a number of different places. Steel stairs, for example are widely used in industrial structures for various reasons. However, we're being called upon ever more regularly to fabricate and design steel stairs in residential and commercial places. Why? It's because steel can be easily customised into different shapes and designs, meaning that it's a great way of creating a focal point of interest that can be completely unique. Custom steel stairs and...

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Carbon Steel – A Cost-Effective Alternative To Stainless Steel
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I'm sure you've heard about how good stainless steel is, especially in terms of it's looks, durability, and light weight. However if you want the real deal, then you're going to have to pay for it. Yes, stainless steel doesn't come cheap! So what if you don't particularly care about aesthetics or weight, or you can't afford stainless steel? Are there any other alternatives? If your main concerns are durability, strength, and most importantly – cost – then yes there are!...

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