Community Stories

Seattle World Cruiser Project

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The Seattle-based Seattle World Cruiser Project is flying a rebuilt 1924 airplane around the world duplicate a 94 year old record.

Heard of a Fifteen Puzzle?

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Don Seeley, artist and long time customer of ours, decided to take the classic Fifteen puzzle stocking stuffer and remake it with beautiful metal and stone.
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EDC with Tactical Keychains

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Our "Community Spotlight" series shines a light on some of our hardworking customers and the materials that make up their creations. This week's focus is on Tactical Keychains, a one-man operation that designs, manufactures, and ships everyday carry (EDC) items to your door. We had the great opportunity to have a conversation with the man himself, Brad Martin.

FIRST Robotics with Team 4469

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

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!
metals for making coffee

Metals for Making Coffee

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!

What do they use for Skyscrapers?

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!

Garage Built Airplane in 4130

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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 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.