5 Common Types of Non-Ferrous Metals

There are over 90 metallic elements listed on the Periodic Table. While no two metals are the same, they can all be classified as either ferrous or non-ferrous depending on whether they contain iron. Ferrous metals contain iron, whereas non-ferrous … Read More

The Benefits of Non-Ferrous Metals

Non-ferrous metals are used in countless manufacturing applications. You can find them in airplane fuselages as well automotive engines, fasteners, wiring kits, building roofs, pipes and more. Unlike ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals contain any meaningful amount of iron. They are … Read More

An Introduction to Passivation in Metalworking

Metal parts and components are often processed to protect against corrosion. While there are different types of corrosion-inhibiting processes in metalworking, one of the most common is passivation. It’s used with a variety of different metals and alloys, including aluminum, … Read More

Zinc-Plated vs Galvanized Steel: What’s the Difference?

Moisture can wreak havoc on many steel products. Products made of carbon steel, for instance, are susceptible to oxidation when exposed to moisture. As moisture settles on the surface of a carbon steel product, it can trigger a chemical reaction … Read More

5 Things to Consider When Choosing Industrial Shears

You don’t have to use a lathe or any other heavy-duty manufacturing machine to cut sheet metal. There are handheld tools available for this purpose. Known as industrial shears, they offer a quick and easy way to cut sheet metal. … Read More

What Is Electrical Discharge Machining (EDM) Cutting?

There are a variety of cutting processes used in the manufacturing industry. While you might be familiar with laser, plasma and water jet, a lesser-known cutting process is electrical discharge machining (EDM). It’s a metal fabrication technique that allows manufacturing … Read More

How Metal Stamping Works

Metal stamping is a common manufacturing process. Also known simply as metal pressing, it involves the use of a stamping press to deform and shape a metal workpiece. Metal workpieces typically consist of sheet metal. To alter the shape of … Read More

Pros and Cons of Cold-Forming Metalworking

Not all metalworking processes involve welding or otherwise melting metal workpieces at high temperatures. There are cold-forming metalworking processes as well. Also known as cold-working, cold-forming is a group of metalworking processes that involve manipulating a metal workpiece’s shape at … Read More

An Introduction to Metal Fabrication

Metals have unique properties that aren’t found in other types of raw materials. Most metals, for instance, are hard and strong. They can also be either malleable or ductile, depending on the specific type. For a manufacturing company to build … Read More