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What Is Anodizing?

Strong, durable, corrosion resistant, and highly porous, anodizing is an electrochemical process that creates a thick protective finish on a piece of metal in a rapid and controlled manner.

Our New Site - How To Video Series

We understand that change can be disorienting at times, and especially when you've grown used to how a website looks, big changes can be confusing. For this reason, we've created these How To videos to quickly explain what's new and how to use it.

How do they make Cruise Ships?

Have you ever looked up at a massive cruise ship and wondered how those things manage to stay afloat? I know we do a lot here at the Seattle office, and given that the cruise industry continues to grow, and lots of metal is involved, we thought we'd take a look.
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Community Stories: Tactical Keychains

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.

Material Focus - 4130 Round Bar-new

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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Ship with your UPS Account

Lots of our customers want to save on shipping by using their own UPS accounts. Good news, you can! Learn about how and what to expect when doing this!
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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!
Find Your Perfect Metal Match

Metal Match 2k19

Most Popular Metals with Award Winners

One of our favorite things about 2018 was the 20 Years Strong competition! To this end, we wanted to look back at the most popular entries, and see what materials they used!
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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.