Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on March 9, 2023 | 3 min. read

Selecting the best type of metal for your specific project can be overwhelming. There are so many types of metals to choose from, each with their own unique characteristics. Not to mention, the type of metal you choose can affect the appearance, durability, and cost. If you’re in a similar situation and don’t know where to start, turn to these three simple steps. 

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ISO Certified: ISO 9000 vs. ISO 9001

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on March 2, 2023 | 3 min. read

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is an independent, non-governmental organization that creates international standards for quality, safety, and other procedures in many industries. 

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Common Uses for Spring Steel

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on February 23, 2023 | 3 min. read

Spring steel, commonly referred to as annealed spring steel, is known as a “general use” steel because of its many uses and applications. Mead Metals offers a wide variety of spring steel products, including various grades, sizes, gauges, and more. 

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Common Uses for Cold Rolled Strip Steel

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on February 2, 2023 | 3 min. read

Cold rolled strip steel, often shortened to strip steel or cold rolled strip, is commonly used across various applications and industries. Today, I’ll cover some of the unique properties of this steel product, along with a few of the most common uses for cold rolled strip steel.

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Stainless Steel vs. Carbon Steel: What’s the Difference?

Posted by: Mark Anderson on January 27, 2023 | 10 min. read

Different Types of Steel

Steel is the most common metal in the world, making it a versatile material for construction, manufacturing, and many other applications. It is a ferrous alloy composed of approximately 99% iron and 1% carbon. The four types of steel are alloy steel, carbon steel, stainless steel, and tool steel — with stainless and carbon being the most used by volume.

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What Is Annealing in Metal?

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on January 16, 2023 | 3 min. read

As anyone in the metal industry will tell you, not all metals are created equal. But that’s because metals are made differently depending on their unique uses. For example, tempering and annealing are methods of heat-treating metal, but both have their differences when it comes to the desired outcome. 

For the purposes of this article, let's focus on the definition of annealed metal, the process for annealing metal, and how it's used.

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Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on January 9, 2023 | 3 min. read

Steel, a variant of iron with carbon added, often has other elements added to it in order to prepare it for processing and industrial use. While you may have heard of tempering, not all steelmaking processes involve heating the steel to its recrystallization temperature. Cold rolling, for example, is a popular treatment process that strengthens steel into a product called Cold Rolled Steel.

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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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Metal Compared - Tempered Spring Steel 1075 Vs 1095 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on December 2, 2022 | 2 min. read

At the end of the day, you want to source materials that suit your project's purpose. Sometimes the focus is on performance and endurance. In other applications, the final product's appearance may be more important than functionality.

Whatever your needs may be, know that Mead Metals will listen to the specifications of your project and help you secure the suitable material for your application. 

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Common Uses for Phosphor Bronze

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


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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