Materials Talk

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.
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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!

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.

How do they make Cruise Ships?

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Have you ever looked up at a massive cruise ship and wondered how those things manage to stay afloat? Given that the cruise industry continues to grow, and lots of metal is involved, we thought we'd take a look.

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!

What Can MTRs do for You?

Two of the most common questions we get are "what's an MTR?" and "how do I get MTRs?" Easy answer on both counts!

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.

Polishing Metal to a Mirror Finish

Got questions about how to polish metal to a mirror shine? Well we've got answers and resources available for you right here!