Steel

Mild Steel | Everything You Need To Know

Carbon steel is steel that contains between 0.12% and 2.0% carbon and is the main interstitial alloying constituent. Carbon is used in steel-making as a hardening agent whereby the greater the level of carbon, the harder and stronger the steel is through heat treating (however, the more carbon, the less…
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May 3, 2021
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Reinforcing Steel | Everything You Need To Know

Reinforcing steel (also known as rebar) includes steel products such as mesh, wire, or bars used as a tension device in reinforced concrete to strengthen and hold the concrete in tension. The surface of these kinds of steel is usually ribbed or contoured to form a strong bond with the concrete.…
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April 26, 2021
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Steel Posts | Everything You Need To Know

Steel posts, or steel bars, come in several different shapes and sizes and are used in a huge variety of applications, from construction to manufacturing and for industrial uses. Steel posts are a common type of structural steel and come in an array of shapes and sizes. Flat Posts Flat…
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April 19, 2021
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Steel Tube Sizes | Everything You Need To Know

There are three major steel tube types in steel fabrication – regular hollow sections, square hollow section and circular hollow sections. As their name suggests, steel tubes have a hollow tubular section in the middle. Steel tube sizes vary depending on their intended application (usually in structural steel). There are…
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April 12, 2021
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Checker Plate | Everything You Need To Know

Structural steel fabricators commonly use steel plates. This plate comes in a huge array of styles, finishes, grades, thicknesses and can be cut to many different sizes, used for a huge array of applications. Today, we're looking at the checker plate style.  Checker plate is a ubiquitous steel product used…
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April 5, 2021
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Steel Mesh | Everything You Need To Know

Steel mesh is integral in construction, mainly used for concrete reinforcing. It has a wide array of applications, including driveway paving, patio and house slabbing, building reinforcement, and rural applications such as fencing. Here are the most common types of mesh steel available. Mesh steel is an integral part of…
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March 29, 2021
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Plate Steel | Everything You Need To Know

Steel plates come in a huge array of styles, finishes, grades, thicknesses and can be cut to many different sizes, used for a huge array of applications. These applications range from structural and construction to even having military usage. Here are some of the most common types used in metal…
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March 22, 2021
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Structural Steel | Everything You Need To Know

Structural steel is the bread and butter of steel fabrication. Designers, architects and engineers choose different sections for their aesthetics and structural qualities – their choices determined by size, weight and profile. There are multiple types of structural steel used in construction that differ in size, weight and profile. Parallel…
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March 15, 2021
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Steel Pipes | Everything You Need To Know

Steel pipe sections have hollow tubular cross sections and have a much higher resistance to torsion that tapered flange beams. The walls' thickness is uniform around the entire circle which makes these beams great for use with multi-axis loading applications. Steel pipes are a beneficial and versatile kind of steel…
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March 8, 2021
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Steel Tubes | Everything You Need To Know

There are three major steel tube types in steel fabrication - regular hollow sections, square hollow section and circular hollow sections. As their name suggests, steel tubes have a hollow tubular section in the middle. Steel tubes are hollow steel sections. They can either be square, circular or rectangular. Steel…
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March 1, 2021