Materials Talk

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

Inconel and superalloys are commonly used in aerospace and high-heat, high-pressure applications. Learn more about how Inconel is used.

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.
Mirror Material | Steel vs. Acrylic

Mirror Material | Steel vs. Acrylic

Let's explore two cheap mirror alternatives to glass mirrors, stainless and acrylic. Both provide the same highly reflective properties, so let us help you choose your mirror material!

All-Thread Threaded Rod - New!

All-thread rod is also known by a number of other nicknames. From fully threaded rod or continuously threaded rod, learn the distinct use cases for each type of all-thread rod.

Powdered Metals - How do they Work?

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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.

The Benefits of Copper

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Copper is way cooler than you realize Copper is not just visually stunning. It is also medicinal and industrious all at…