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Stainless Steel vs Carbon Steel – What’s The Difference?
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You could say that both carbon steel and stainless steel are 'modern metals'. That doesn't mean modern in the sense of new, because carbon steel, in particular, has been manufactured in one form or another since 500AD, when it was first used in sword making. Instead, we're talking about 'modern' in the sense that they're both used on many contemporary structures, machinery, vehicles and apparatus. From the latest kitchen knives and vehicles through to jaw-dropping architecture, stainless steel and...

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Stainless Steel Can Rust, Really?
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Most people when they think of stainless steel consider it a material that is super shiny, super strong, and never goes rusty. While the first two descriptives are true, in reality stainless steel can rust. The word “stainless” doesn't mean a material that is free from stains or that it's impossible to stain it, it simply means that it stains less. In the case of stainless steel, it means that when compared to other metals or alloys, stainless steel...

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What’s Involved In Sheet Metal Fabrication?
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Sheet metal plays a large part in the steel industry – almost every type of producer relies on parts, components, devices, or structures which are a direct outcome of sheet metal fabrication. From sensitive digital assemblies through to large commercial structures, sheet metal has a vital role to play. What is sheet metal fabrication exactly? Sheet metal fabrication consists of almost as many different process and tools as the applications for which it's used. The common goal, however, is to...

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Why Stainless Steel Is so Important In The Health Industry
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No matter where you look in the health industry you'll come across stainless steel in one form or another. It's been shown that stainless steel is suitable for use in many areas within the health industry including the manufacture of surgical instruments, operating tables and stretchers. It's also used in sanitation, the preparation of food, and beverage processing. Unlike any other materials, stainless steel is hard and robust and it's this particular property which makes it so popular in...

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Top Reasons To Invest In Metal Privacy Screens For Your Backyard
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If you enjoy spending time outdoors then you might want to consider a metal privacy screen. Most of us like nothing better than relaxing in our own backyards but even with beautifully landscaped surroundings, it can be difficult to get the most enjoyment out of our backyards without a private area that's free from prying eyes. Welcome to the metal privacy screen. If you're not sure whether this is an option that would work for you, then we're happy...

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Hot or Cold Rolled Steel – Which Should I Use?
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Steel comes in a wide range of grades, finishes, specifications, and shapes each with their own unique qualities which means it can be used for many different applications. However, optimising the properties of steel for use in a particular application goes way beyond changing its chemical composition. Instead, the manufacturing process of steel needs to be considered for each particular product even when the specification and grade of the steel may be the same. One key element among pre-fabricated...

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10 Reasons To Consider Hot Dip Galvanising
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What is hot dip galvanising? Hot dip galvanising is a popular process used to prevent steel from corrosion. Before the process can be carried out, however, the steel needs to be chemically cleaned to remove all traces of oil, rust, and mill scale from its surface. Once this has been done and the cleaning solution rinsed off, the coating process can begin. The steel is dipped into a bath of molten zinc at a temperature of around 460°C after which it's...

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What Are The Benefits Of Structural Steel Handrails?
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Not only is structual steel a popular material but it's used across a variety of industries too. This heavy duty metal is strong and durable but also it's extremely versatile. Structural steel is commonly used in many businesses today but did you know that it's also used across a wide range of industries? It's popular because of its strength and durability but more importantly because of its versatility. You may not be surprised to learn that most handrails are...

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5 Reasons To Choose A Steel Staircase Over Concrete
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A beautifully made, well constructed steel staircase is a fabulous addition to any property be it residential, commercial, or industrial. Moreover it has a number of benefits over other materials extending from durability to versatiity and sustainability. When you decide to choose steel for your staircase instead of concrete, you'll find that the benefits are numerous. Let's dive in and take a look. 1. Modern aesthetics Trends in architecture and construction over the last half century have seen steel becoming more...

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Exploring the Pros and Cons of Metal Roofing
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If you're wondering whether or not to buy a metal roof it's important to weigh up the pros and cons of metal against other types of roofing such as wood, tile, and asphalt. We've put together some of the benefits and drawbacks of steel, aluminium and other forms of metal roofing to help you make an informed decision. Benefits of metal roofing Life expectancy – With correct instalment, a metal roof should last the same time as your property, keeping...

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