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FIRST Robotics Team 4469

Hailing from Thomas Jefferson High School in Federal Way, WA, Team 4469 is also known as RAID Robotics!
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FIRST Robotics is here!

First started in 1989, it is a competition where teams of high school students built robots to complete games. These robots can weigh up to 125 lbs and must be designed and built within a six-week period.

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!

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