Materials Talk

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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 metal has the highest melting point? We answer all of your melting point questions and more. Also, check out our new Melting Points 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.