Common Uses for Copper

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on December 2, 2022 | 3 min. read

Copper has a long history of decorative and functional purposes. In fact, this easily-identifiable golden/reddish material dates back thousands of years. Currently, copper exists in our homes, vehicles, and electronic devices. Today, I'll cover some unique properties and common uses for this versatile, time-tested alloy. 

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ISO Classifications for Workpiece Material Metals

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 10, 2022 | 2 min. read

Maintaining consistency and quality is essential across the metal industry. Having a metal supplier who is ISO certified is the key to ensuring quality assurance for your project or process. ISO classifications for workpiece metals inform fabricators and CNC machinists of the proper tools, speeds, and specifications to cut metal materials. Keep reading to learn more about ISO certifications, ISO-certified material, ISO workpiece material groups, and ISO material group classification charts.

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Common Uses for Phosphor Bronze

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 1, 2022 | 2 min. read

COMMON USES FOR PHOSPHOR BRONZE

Phosphor bronze, commonly known as Phos Bronze, is used to make parts for many industrial fields. It's an alloy of copper containing both tin and phosphorus. This gives the metal more fluidity in its molten state, allowing an easier casting. Today, I'll cover a few of the products and applications where Phosphor Bronze is the ideal material.

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Common Uses for Stainless Steel

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 1, 2022 | 2 min. read

Stainless steel is 100% recyclable, easy to sterilize, and used in many applications. In fact, ordinary citizens interact with products made of stainless steel on a daily basis. Whether in the kitchen, on the road, at the doctor's office, or in a building, stainless steel is everywhere.

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Common Uses for Beryllium Copper

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on October 26, 2022 | 3 min. read

Beryllium Copper has its fair share of common names. You may hear it referred to as BeCu, Copper Beryllium, Beryllium Bronze, Alloy 172, and Spring Copper. Anytime you hear those terms, they're in reference to Beryllium Copper.

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Will Stainless Steel Rust?

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on September 19, 2022 | 3 min. read

Stainless steel is one of the most widely used metals in a broad range of industries. Thanks to its malleable nature and strong corrosion resistance, it’s highly desirable for many manufacturers seeking low-maintenance metal material for their products. You can find stainless steel products throughout the automotive, food processing and handling, and medical industries and in many of your everyday household items.

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How Long Does Copper Last Outside?

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on August 31, 2022 | 2 min. read

As many of us in the industry know, Copper (CU) tends to be one of the most sought-after metals for outdoor use. Copper’s properties make it durable and highly resistant to corrosion and weather, allowing it to stand the test of time for hundreds to thousands of years. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why many manufacturers, architects, and construction professionals rely on copper for outdoor applications.

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Tempering Steel

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on August 3, 2022 | 3 min. read

Did you know that tempered steel has been around for centuries? In feudal Japan, bladesmiths would make weapons using tempered metal. They would often place clay around parts of a steel sword, stick it into a furnace and then quench the blade in water.

Although the product may look a little different today, tempered steel is just one of the many heat-treated materials offered here at Mead Metals. To truly comprehend tempered steel, it’s important to understand the benefits of heating steel as a method of strengthening metal.

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5 Things to Look for in a Trusted Metal Service Center

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on July 13, 2022 | 2 min. read

Knowing the signs of a trustworthy metal service center will help you get the materials you need, in the quality and quantity your project requires. Here are five signs of a trustworthy service center:

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Why Your Metal Service Center Needs to be RoHS and DFARS Compliant

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on April 20, 2022 | 4 min. read

If you work with metal, chances are you’ve heard about DFARS and RoHS. But what do they stand for? And what do they have to do with where your metal is melted?

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