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  • Forehand Welding vs Backhand Welding: What’s the Difference?

    Forehand Welding vs Backhand Welding: What’s the Difference?0

    Welding is an essential fabrication process used in the manufacturing and commercial construction industries to join multiple objects. As you may know, it involves heating the respective objects, thereby causing them to melt. As the objects begin to cool, they fuse together to create a secure connection. While all welding processes are performed by melting

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  • The Cold Hard Truth About Cryorolling

    The Cold Hard Truth About Cryorolling0

    In metalworking, rolling refers to the use of two or more heavy-duty rollers to compress metal stock. The metal stock is fed through the rollers to achieve a lower profile and uniform thickness (among other things). Not all rolling processes are the same, however. Even if you’re familiar with hot rolling and cold rolling, there

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  • What Is Tempered Steel?

    What Is Tempered Steel?0

    Based on its name alone, you may assume that tempered steel is a unique type of steel with a specific ratio of iron to carbon. While tempered steel is, in fact, an iron alloy, it still has the same amount of iron and carbon as conventional steel. Nonetheless, tempered steel offers a superior level of

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  • Why Iron Rusts (And How to Prevent It)

    Why Iron Rusts (And How to Prevent It)0

    Iron is arguably one of the world’s most important metals. It’s relatively strong, lightweight and malleable, making it an effective material for countless products. In its natural state, however, iron is highly susceptible to rusting. Over time, the versatile metal will become corrode, resulting in the formation of iron oxide, which is more commonly known

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  • 6 Surprising Facts About Titanium

    6 Surprising Facts About Titanium0

    Featuring the atomic number 22, titanium is a refractory metal that’s used extensively in the aerospace and manufacturing industries. Its strong and lightweight properties make it ideal for aerospace and manufacturing applications. Even if you’ve heard of titanium, though, there are probably some things about this metal that you don’t know. #1) It’s Twice as

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  • Primary vs Secondary Steelmaking: What’s the Difference?

    Primary vs Secondary Steelmaking: What’s the Difference?0

    Defined as an alloy of iron and carbon, steel has become one of the world’s most important materials. It’s used to make everything from washing machines and dryers to bridges, airplanes, cars, buildings and more. Statistics show, in fact, that over 1.7 million tons of steel are produced each year. While there are different types

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