Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 16, 2021 | 3 min. read
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 to get it ready for manufacturing. Heat treatments can affect many properties of a metal product, including strength, hardness, formability, ductility, malleability, and machinability.Read More
Posted by: Brian Rothstein on January 12, 2021 | 2 min. read
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.Read More
Posted by: Brian Rothstein on January 17, 2020 | 4 min. read
Need A Guide?
If you're reading this, the chances are that you probably know what spring steel is used for in a general sense. In case you don't, we'll be sure to cover some of the basics with you before we get into some of the more unorthodox ways that it's used by people across the globe. If you're looking for information on the material itself, you can always download our free guides on annealed spring steel and tempered spring steel by following the links for each.Read More
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on March 25, 2019 | 3 min. read
If you’ve ever wondered what the most commonly used metal in the world is, you might be surprised (or unsurprised for that matter) to find out that it’s steel. Steel is strong and widely used. Many objects that you and I interact with on a regular basis are made of steel. Yet, with its popularity and applicability, many people are relatively unaware of steel’s various properties, intricacies, and uses. If that rings true for you, you'll likely find some interesting information in this post.Read More
Posted by: Chris Schwartz on March 19, 2018 | 2 min. read
Many variables go into the quality of
Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 2, 2017 | 2 min. read
Spring steel, commonly referred to as annealed spring steel, is what's known as a "general use" steel. Because of the wide array of uses and applications for this metal material, Mead Metals carries multiple spring steel products.Read More
Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 6, 2017 | 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 appearance of the final product may be more important than the functionality.
Whatever your needs are, know that Mead Metals can assist you with listening to the specifications of your project and helping you get the right material for your application.Read More