Materials Talk

Stainless Steel 304 vs 316

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One big difference between 304 and 316 stainless steel is the presence of molybdenum in the latter’s makeup...
V.I.P. Resources From Al to Zn

Material Resources From Al to Zn

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Online Metals wants to save you time and effort, so we have collected a variety of tools and material resources in one place for you. Information from Al to Zn at your fingertips!

6061 vs 7075 Aluminum

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When it comes to the differences between 6061 and 7075 aluminum, the differences aren’t visible at first glance.
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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.

Material Quick Selector!

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With 4 clicks, the Material Quick Selector goes through over 55,000 products and finds what you are looking for.

Melting Point of Metals

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"What temperature does this metal melt at?" To help answer that question and explain more, check out our new video!
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Materials Talk Video Series

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Our goal with Materials Talk is to condense valuable data into quick videos that only take a few minutes to watch. We're taking a deeper dive into the strengths and weaknesses of various types of metals.

No Cut Fees!

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We are pleased to announce that Online Metals is no longer charging cut fees!
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Game of Thrones Houses As Metals

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With the imminent arrival of the final season *wipes a tear away* we thought we'd pay our own unique tribute to this amazing series. Read on for our take on some of the Great Houses and what metals we think represent them best!

Buying Metal Professionally

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Many professional buyers, especially new ones, often feel that buying for the metals industry is overly complex. But metals are accessible, and you don't need to be an expert to buy them.