Materials Talk

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!

Understanding Steel

Steel can be complicated, but we're here to help break down what the different types of steel are and what they are good for.

Shop By Application

Our customers work on a variety of applications, and to streamline the buying process we've dedicated two new pages to Marine and Aerospace materials.

Cold Weather Welding and Steel

Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you have to stop welding. Learn some tips and tricks for Cold Weather Welding this holiday season!

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.

Our 3 Favorite Metals in 2019

As the year and decade draws to a close (how the time has flown!) we wanted to look back to highlight our favorite three metals of 2019, and why they are our favorites.

Aluminum 7075 T6 vs T73

What's the difference between 7075 T6 aluminum and 7075 T73? Learn the differences between these two aerospace grade aluminum alloys!

5 Solutions with Stainless 316 Coil Tube

Our new 316 Stainless Steel Coil Tube is an extremely versatile material. It is designed with a few key strengths in mind: easy installation, high durability and corrosion resistance, low cost, and reduced risk of leaks.

Uses for Dura-Bar Cast Iron

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"Dura-Bar® Cast Iron seems interesting, but what is it good for?" That's a good question, and we're here to answer it!

Metric Metal - What is it and why choose it?

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Although the US uses the imperial standard, the use of metric metal for projects is more common than many people realize.