Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on July 20, 2021
Brass is an alloy metal that is made of copper and zinc. Due to brass's unique properties, which I'll go into more detail on below, it is one of the most widely used alloys. Because of its versatility, there are seemingly endless industries and products making use of this alloy.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on May 19, 2021
If you were to make a list of all the metals used in construction applications, that list would get pretty long, pretty fast. Metals are a choice building material for those looking to create strong, long-lasting structures that are both durable and sustainable. And steel fits the bill.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on December 14, 2020
What is It?
Mill test reports detail an important step in a metal product's journey: the step from the mill that melted the metal to the service center the mill sold the metal to. A mill test report is a quality assurance document that certifies a metal product's chemical and physical properties. Below, I'll outline what you typically see in a mill test report.
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on October 9, 2020
Most customers know beryllium copper is valuable based on its price point, but what are the characteristics that make it worthy of its price tag? Below, I'll break down the unique properties that make beryllium copper such a versatile and valuable metal product.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on July 16, 2020
Tempering and annealing are both methods of heat treating metal. The purpose of heat treating is to intentionally alter the physical (and chemical) properties of metal in order to prepare it for manufacturing. Heat treatments can affect many properties of a metal product, including strength, hardness, formability, ductility, malleability, and machinability.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on March 19, 2020
Nearly a decade ago, a company approached us looking for some material. They were looking for 1095 blue tempered .035 x ½ with a skived edge. They needed just a small amount, and we provided it to them. Over time, they kept coming back and ordering that same material, in the same dimensions and specifications. But something was different.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on February 28, 2020
That'll buff right out
For those who participate in the world of classic car restoration, there always comes a time to replace parts on your ride. The companies that provide these parts need the best materials possible. When the time comes for customers to source parts, they find themselves stuck sourcing them and perusing forums of gearheads with a whole lot of opinions. If a customer is looking for brass era car parts or bronze car parts, you can provide them with the best phosphor bronze that Mead Metals has to offer.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 7, 2019
Copper is well-known as a versatile material with many applications and uses. Oftentimes, the conversation around copper centers around its many functions in everyday life, namely its electrical and thermal conductivity. Because of this attribute, you’ll find copper wiring and copper connectors in your computers, your cell phone, your garage door opener, and in your appliances. But copper’s usefulness doesn’t end there.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on October 8, 2019
When you think of steel, what’s the first thing that pops into your mind? For a lot of people, their minds go to construction, where steel beams form the foundation of sky-high buildings. Others might first think of the automotive industry, where steel accounts for up to 60% of a vehicle’s total weight. The fact of the matter is steel, in some form or another, is around us much of the time. In our buildings, in our vehicles, and even in our home decor.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on September 25, 2019
Check Out Our New Video!
As you saw in this video, Mike details how Mead Metals works with customers who require material certifications. Below, I've provided an even more in-depth account of how we handle certifications.Read More