Community Stories

Coffee, Metals, and You

October 1 is Coffee Day! Learn about the history and metals used to prepare this amazing drink that powers our office and much of the world!

Skyscraper Day

It's National Skyscraper Day? Oh, you didn't know that was a thing? No problem, check out how skyscrapers are built and the metals used in them!

DIY Airplane Built with 4130 Steel

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Jake Schultz, Boeing engineer and aviation author, is building a 1931 Pietenpol Air Camper biplane in his garage using our 4130 steel tubes!

Women in Welding

Women comprised a fraction of the American workforce when the US joined the war in late 1941. That changed entirely during the next 4 years.

National Aviation Day!

Happy National Aviation Day, dear reader! I refuse to ignore this underappreciated day celebrating achievements in flight!

Guitars by John Page

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We're proud to say that John Page Guitars makes some amazing custom guitars using our metals. Check out some of his projects!

From Robots to Race Cars

What do robots and race cars have in common? A lot, it turns out
upcycling

Upcycling - An explanation of Second Hand Style

Why shell out for designer made "vintage" chic when you can make it yourself?

National Maritime Day 2018

Commemorate the hard work and heroism of merchant sailors. Your whole world relies on them and the work they do!

May the 4th be with You - 2018 edition

A not long time ago, in a galaxy very, very close... It is a period of crafting. Rebel makers, striking from their workshops, have won a victory against the evil Boredom and Lack of Creativity.