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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What is the Difference Between Tempering and Annealing?

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.

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3 Uses for Spring Steel that Might Surprise You

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on January 17, 2020

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.

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All You Need to Know About Steel Alloys

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on March 25, 2019

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.  

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Steel: Quality is Our Priority

Posted by: Chris Schwartz on March 19, 2018

Many variables go into the quality of metal material. Anything from mill marks, scratches, and laminations to waves, twists, and burrs can affect the appearance and machinability of metals. Not to mention, what you see on the outside of a coil isn’t necessarily going to be what you find in the middle. When it comes to ensuring the quality of our steel – and all of our metal materials – we go beyond the basics. Here’s our process :

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Common Uses for Spring Steel

Posted by: Dani Weinhandl on November 2, 2017

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.

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

Posted by: Brian Rothstein on June 6, 2017

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. 

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