Materials Talk

Metric Copper Tubing - New!

Metric Copper Tube is a striking material that doesn’t skimp out on utility. New inventory, multiple sizes! Perfect for DIY and professional projects.

Interested in Welding?

Welding is an amazing and timeless industry. Are you interested in learning how to weld? Whether you want a career change or a hobby, we've got your back!

Learn How to Solder - Tips & Tools Overview

In recent months, we've discussed the benefits of soldering when working with copper, brass and jewelry. We've even heard…
Inconel & Nickel-Based Superalloys

Inconel & Nickel-Based Superalloys

Let's discuss the origins of Inconel and other nickel-chromium based superalloys, what makes them so special, and tips on how to work with these unique materials.

Hot Rolled vs Cold Rolled Steel

What is the difference between Hot Rolled vs Cold Rolled Steel? This is one of the most common questions we get, so let's break it down.

Stainless Steel vs Acrylic Mirrors

Let's explore two alternatives to glass mirrors. Both provide the same high-quality reflective properties and a number of other positives to boot!

All-Thread Threaded Rod - New!

Choosing a pre-threaded rod has many advantages. First, it eliminates the need to spend the time to custom thread materials. All-thread rod is ready for installation when it arrives. Further, it can be used with standard nuts and washers. Also, it's easy to cut threaded rod with common cutting equipment.

Powdered Metals - How do they Work?

What are Powdered Metals and what kind of role do they play in the Metal Industry? This post explores the amazing processes of powdered metal.

Flattened Expanded Sheet - New!

Last month we announced the arrival of expanded sheet, and now we've got an even larger selection! In addition to our materials in standard expanded sheet, we now offer flattened expanded sheet.

Learning to Weld

Learn welding for fun with skilled instructors using a variety of techniques. Find classes in the Seattle area and all over the US for instruction.