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Online Metals Maker Academy

Start Metalworking Today with 15 Beginner Videos

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We understand back-to-school looks a little different this year, so we want to do our best to help you fulfill your dreams and to continue inspiring makers and fabricators around the world. Our team has compiled a masterclass YouTube playlist, Online Metals Maker Academy, to help you expand your metalworking skill set and take on new challenges. Learn metalworking through videos from experts around the globe and get started today!

Product Guides

Whether you're a novice picking up their first tools, or a hardened machinist, we've got free product guides to help you figure out what your metal can do.

Making with Tyler Bell Makes

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This week we get to sit down with YouTube DIYer and Online Metals customer Tyler Bell to talk about his channel Tyler Bell Makes and what he's done there!
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10 Things to Consider when Choosing a Plasma Cutter

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Plasma cutters are one of the best ways to cut through sheet metal such as steel, stainless steel, brass and aluminum. You can cut through metal with speed and precision as it burns through the metal with plasma.

What Is Anodizing?

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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.

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.