Steel

What is forged steel?

Forged steel is an alloy of carbon and iron which is manufactured by a series of compressions under extremely high pressure. Generally speaking, forged steel has less surface porosity, finer grain structure, higher tensile strength, better strength, and greater ductility than any other steel processing. Read on to find out…
steelfab
February 27, 2020
Steel

Hot versus cold rolled steel

The success of any metalworking project relies heavily on the types of materials you use. With a good understanding of steel materials and their many diverse types, you can avoid wasting resources, save on time and costs and create the best possible output to suit your needs. Image source: Reliance…
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February 20, 2020
Steel

Types of Welding

Welding refers to the joining of materials like thermoplastics or metals by heating the surfaces to the point of melting to join them seamlessly. Welding requires both pressure and heat to be applied to the materials which are being joined as well as a filler material which created a weld…
steelfab
February 13, 2020
Steel

Carbon versus stainless steel

When you're embarking on your next metalwork project, it's important to consider which type of steel you will use. Selecting the appropriate type of steel for your project is one of the first steps you should take and will largely determine the success of the final product you create. When…
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February 5, 2020
Steel

Important welding terminology

If you are just starting to work with metal materials, you may have already discovered that there is a lot to learn. In particular, the world of welding can seem quite overwhelming, with so many different techniques and processes. There are many important terms used in the welding profession, which…
steelfab
January 29, 2020
Steel

Deburring steel

During machining processes or metalworking, it is not uncommon for metal parts to become burred. A burr is a raised edge or small piece of material that remains attached to a workpiece after a modification process. Burrs are usually unwanted and can often be sharp, posing a risk to those…
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January 22, 2020
Steel

Stainless steel cleaning guide

Not many materials can compare with the strength, durability and versatility that you get from stainless steel, which is why it has become such a popular material across residential, industrial, commercial and retail sectors all over the world. The attractive and hygienic surface of stainless steel products will require some…
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January 15, 2020
Steel

What is high tensile steel?

There is a vast array of steel products available on the market, which can make it challenging to determine exactly what you need to complete your project. High tensile steel is one such product which receives a lot of attention. But what is high tensile steel, what are its benefits…
steelfab
January 8, 2020
Steel

What makes steel durable?

Few materials can compare with the strength, durability and versatility that you get from steel, which is why it has become such a popular material across residential, industrial, commercial and retail sectors all over the world. We know that steel is made to last, but what exactly makes it so…
steelfab
December 18, 2019
Steel

Five essential metalworking tools

Metalworking is the process of working with metals to create individual parts, assemblies, or large-scale structures. Metalworking provides the endless potential to create an array of products, from ships to engine parts and fine jewellery. As such, metalworking corresponds to a wide range of skills, processes and tools. If you…
steelfab
December 11, 2019