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Sandblasting and Painting – Defining the Processes
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We love the enthusiasm of people when they're talking about a new project and describing the type of parts they need us to fabricate. However, we can't stress enough how vital is it to ensure that your newly fabricated components or pieces have the right finish applied to the material they're made from. It's fair to say that there is a wide range of finishes to choose from in the metal industry but, in our opinion, there are certain...

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Why Do You Need A Welding Cap?
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Welding caps may look a little wacky and perhaps don't go with what you're wearing but they do a great job of protecting your head and ears when you're welding. Not just for welders, boilermakers and iron fitters also wear them. A welding cap can protect your head, ears, and neck from fiery sparks which could end up causing damage to your ear canal, scalp, eyes, or neck even when you're wearing protective glasses. So let's take a closer...

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Exploring The Benefits Of An Outdoor Metal Spiral Staircase
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Spiral staircases can be used in any room of the house but owing to the outdoor lifestyle that Australia affords, one place they're very popular is on decks. So what are the advantages of using spiral staircases over traditional stairs? Well, let's take a closer look. Saves space The main advantage of spiral staircases in any given situation is that their wrap-around design saves space. If you have a small deck or yard traditional stairs may not be a viable...

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Safety Tips To Be Aware Of When Cutting Metal
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Cutting steel can be a dangerous task so it's important that you know how to do your job safely. Before we discuss safety practices, let's take a look at the injuries which can occur if proper safety measures aren't put in place. Injuries from using hand tools – A variety of hand tools are used In metal fabrication to give those all-important finishing touches. There are several reasons why injury may occur from hand tool usage including poor maintenance...

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There’s Nothing Standard About Us!
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While some fabrications shops provide a standard service, manufacturing and selling steel products, we like to think that there's nothing standard about us. Besides providing quality parts for your project we can also take your ideas and bring them to life, being here for you at every step of the way. At Metro Steel, we offer custom solutions which you may struggle to find elsewhere. We like our customers to regard our fab shop as their fab shop which...

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What’s The Difference Between Stainless Steel 304 and 316?
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Did you know that just as for aluminium there are many different types of stainless steel? Looking at them with the naked eye, it's virtually impossible to tell them apart, but when viewed beneath a microscope there are significant differences. In total there are more than 100 kinds of stainless steel but only 6 are regularly used in industrial applications. We're going to be discussing the difference between 304 and 316 steel, so let's dive in and take a...

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5 Reasons To Use Steel For Your Security Fencing
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If you're considering installing fencing around your property to keep out trespassers and safeguard your possessions, you're probably wondering what the best material is to use. Understandably, you could argue that we're biased, but we have no hesitation in recommending steel. There are many advantages to choosing steel over other fencing materials such as aluminium or timber, but here are 5 of the best. Durability – One of the main reasons for choosing steel is that by nature...

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Looking to Replace Your Roof? Why Steel Is Such A Good Choice
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When you stop to think about it, the roof is probably the most important part of your home. Choosing the right material for your roof will protect it from the elements, increase the strength of its structure, and add value should you come to sell your property. A new roof can be expensive, so it's important to make the right choice. Metal roofing such as steel or aluminium has become the number one choice for Aussies, and when you look...

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What Are The Advantages of Powder Coating Over Paint?
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Wet painting is a traditional method of finishing a product by spraying pigment from either a water or solvent based paint on to the outer surface. It's a method that's commonly used when spraying cars and for larger, heavier items. However, if you're looking for a superior finish to your metal product then powder coating is a great alternative to wet painting. Many of the common issues associated with traditonal wet painting are minimised or eliminated by powder coating. In...

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Why Would You Use Stainless Steel Bollards?
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You don't have to travel far within cities to see stainless steel bollards – such is their versatility that they can be used for a variety of reasons. Compared to traditional concrete bollards they are stronger, more versatile, functional, and even more beautiful – yes, we did say beautiful! What's more they fit effortlessly into the design of modern cities and infrastructures. Huge advancements have been made in steel which means that nowadays architects are able to use bollards...

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