mtr

What Can MTRs do for you?

Two of the most common questions we get are “what’s an MTR?” and “how do I get MTRs?” Easy answer on both counts!

Copper Etching with Bryn Gleason

Bryn Gleason is an amazing artist, and we are thrilled that she uses our materials. Come look at her spectatular work and see how she makes it come to life!

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20 Years Strong Winners!

We received 172 submissions, and the quality of the work we received absolutely floored us. You are what make this company exist and you make our work interesting!

Protobox: Prototype, Test, Teach

Protoboxes inexpensive ways to get numerous different metals in different sizes and shapes. They are also all new material, not scrap, so you can count on the quality of your mystery bag.

C172 Beryllium Copper

C172 is very similar to C173.  The main difference is that C172 does not contain lead like C173. As such, it doesn’t machine as easily. These are both useful, though more specialized, metals.

Material Focus – 4130 Round Bar

4130 is a popular high-strength steel alloy with a wide range of historical and contemporary applications. Find out what this metal can do for you and your projects!

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DIY Mini Cannon Fires Away!

A friend of mine recently gave me this great little mini cannon he made. It uses actual black powder and fires a small lead BB. We decided a test firing was in order!

Colored Anodized Aluminum Sheet!

You asked and we answered! We are pleased to announce we are now carrying colored 5005 anodized aluminum! Available in Bronze, Black, and Clear anodized!