What Metals Are Magnetic?

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 29, 2021

There are three elemental metals that are magnetic: 

  • Iron
  • Cobalt 
  • Nickel 

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Why is Copper the Best Choice for Electrical Connectors?

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 23, 2021

For nearly 200 years, copper has been the material of choice for electrical connectors. Since the invention of the electromagnet and the telegraph in the early 1800s, it’s become even more widespread, especially with the invention of the telephone in 1876.

Today, copper electrical connectors are still used in telecommunications, power generation, distribution, and transmission.

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What are the Different Grades of Steel?

Posted by: Mark Anderson on November 3, 2021

Most people think that steel is just a pre-set combination of iron and carbon, but did you know there are more than 3,500 different grades of steel? You can find a  steel’s grade by measuring the amount of carbon, the other alloys it contains, and the way the manufacturer processes it.

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What is an Alloy?

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on October 27, 2021

A metal alloy is a substance that combines more than one metal or mixes a metal with other non-metallic elements.

For example, brass is an alloy of two metals: copper and zinc. Steel is an alloy of a metallic element (iron) and a small amount — up to 2% — of a non-metallic element (carbon).

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Common Uses for Brass

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. 

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Employees Will Help U.S. Become Number One Economy in the World

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on February 25, 2021

If you knew today that the U.S. economy would look stronger and better 10—or even 100—years from now, would you change the way you plan, forecast, and manage your day-to-day activities? How about your outlook and plans for 2021?

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Mead Metals Customer Feature: Engel Diversified Industries

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on January 12, 2021

The customer relationships that stand the test of time have so much to teach us. Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to someone who’s worked with Mead Metals to source material for over 28 years—as long as they’ve been with the company. Below, I’ve shared some highlights from this conversation with the VP of Sales and Marketing at Engel Diversified Industries. 

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Mead Metals Customer Feature: HSI Metal Stamping

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on November 18, 2020

Have you ever known somebody so long that you can’t even remember how you met? That just happened to be the case during a recent conversation with the President of HSI Metal Stamping. Our two companies have been working together before both of our times. I guess it’s just the sort of thing that happens when both companies started up in the early 60s and 70s. Still, we had a great conversation about our more recent working history. You know, the past two or three decades. 

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5 Unique Properties of Beryllium Copper

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. 

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How Mead Metals Helped One Customer Solve a Problem [Example]

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. 

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