How Metals Can Expand Your Options as a Contractor
When people think of metals, construction applications usually come to mind. There are, however, many other architectural ideas that come with using metals. You’ll have the freedom to design unique pieces for clients without having to spend too much Unique Properties Metals are great because of their striking appearance and unique properties. Both brass and bronze offer a luster that is unmatched by others, and they…
Beginning Guide to Metals
A machining business gave young people visiting the shop a set of blocks made from various metals to help them understand the work of manufacturing, and the knowledge of materials that manufacturers put to use.
How to Hammer Metal
Whether you're flattening a small piece of wire or making a punch bowl, good hammering practices are uni- versal. Read on the basics of how to hammer metal.
How to Properly Recycle Metal
Metal is one of the most common materials used today. It is utilized to make everything from aluminum foil to clothes hangers, to even bigger applications in construction. The one thing about metal is that it can all be recycled one way or another. There are multiple curbside recycling programs for certain metals, usually smaller kinds, and larger kinds of metals should be properly recycled at a local drop-off center. You can also rent a dumpster if you plan on a project that…
How is Metal Recycled & What is it Used for?
How is metal recycled? What metals can be recycled in the UK and what are the benefits of doing so? What are recycled metals used for? Read on to find out...
How Do I Start Scrapping Metal?
Have you ever wondered how to start scrapping metal and recycling other materials with your local scrap yard? The iScrap App team has some tips and things to keep in mind when you are thinking of taking on a new job with scrapping metals. How To Be A Successful Scrapper A lot of people have …
A variety of metal polishing services is available in the market. Choosing the right type of finish will depend on the stainless steel alloy being used and the purpose of the stainless steel.
Metal detecting tips for beginners
Some people can scour the seaside for hours looking for shells and other treasures of the sea. But much more than horseshoe crabs, jellyfish and oysters wash up on the shoreline.
Render on Metal Lath
External Plastering (Rendering on Metal Lath Using St. Astier Products) The main difficulty in working on lath is ensuring the lath is suitable for the job. Metal laths come in a wide variety of types and designs, some of which have specific functions and are not suitable for a broad range of rendering applications. It [...]
When Recycling, Don’t Be Foiled By Metals: Tips for Making Metals a Part of Your Recycling Plans
If you are recycling your aluminum soda and beer cans, pat yourself on the back. According to the Aluminum Association, nearly 75 percent of all the aluminum produced in the U.S. is still in use today. More than 100,000 aluminum cans are recycled each minute thanks to recycling efforts (and because aluminum is infinitely recyclable). From the time you put an aluminum can in your recycling container, its material could be back on the supermarket shelf in just two months But what about…
METAL ALLOYS, What makes up Metals
Yellow Gold contains Gold, Silver, Copper, Zinc Pink Gold contains the same metals as yellow gold, but has a higher percentage of copper that gives it the pink or rose hue. Green Gold also contains the same metals as yellow gold, but a higher percentage of silver gives it a green look. 22k Gold has …
How to Work with Metal Shingles
A majority of metal roofing shingles were specifically designed for installation by roofing professionals. They offer J-channel receivers that were built for use with trim accessories, including valleys, gable and trim, and sidewall flashing. However, if you are interested in installing metal roofing, you may want to have basic information on how to work with metal shingles. Metal shingles are ... Read More
How Is Scrap Metal Consumed?
Scrap metal can serve a variety of purposes for both public and private sectors. Reusing this versatile material is a great way to do your part for the environment while helping someone else get new use out of an old material. Keep reading to learn more about how scrap metal is used and how it …
Why Choose A Metal Roof?
Have you noticed a metal roof or two in your neighborhood? There are many surprising reasons why a homeowner would choose to have a metal roof installed ov
Why Sheet Metal Suppliers Need to Understand Metal’s Malleability
In order for sheet metal suppliers to get to know their products well, they have to understand what malleability is and how it affects a metal’s quality.
10 Indicted For Metal Theft from Quincy Business
An Adams County Grand Jury has indicted ten people in the theft of over 80-thousand pounds of metal.
Why Recycle Scrap Metal?
The U.S. scrap recycling industry is sophisticated, capital-intensive and the first link in the manufacturing supply chain, with more than 150 million tons of recyclable metal...
How to Maintain and Repair a Metal Roof
If you maintain your metal roof properly it should last 50 years or more. Follow these tips to keep your home's metal roof in tip top shape.
How Precious Metals are Recovered and Refined
Precious Metal Recovery Video - We reclaim and refine precious metals (gold, silver, platinum, palladium and copper) from waste streams, typically as a byproduct of complex manufacturing processes. We also recover precious metals from production scrap, off-spec parts and components, prototypes, and obsolete inventories.
How to Frame with Metal Studs
Framing a new wall or door? Consider using metal studs instead of traditional wood.