Rolled Steel 101: Cold Rolled vs. Hot Rolled Steel

So you want to use rolled steel in your project. What type of rolled steel should you use? The terms “cold and hot rolled” refer to the industry names for steel formed at different temperatures. Here are the differences between […]

The Sunshine State: Once Upon a Time the Steel State?

Today, people sometimes react with surprise when they discover that sunny Florida once served as an important wartime steel fabrication center in the U.S. The fascinating relationship between steel and the Sunshine State is an interesting chapter in our state’s […]

What Is Galvanized Metal?

If you’re new to the world of metal and steel supply, you may have heard the word galvanize thrown around a few times. But what, exactly, does galvanized metal mean? Tampa Steel and Supply is here to provide you with […]

Why Steel Is Essential to Star Wars

Many fans are eagerly awaiting the release of the newest Star Wars movie Star Wars: The Last Jedi. To get pumped up for the release on December 15th, 2017, we wanted to celebrate the many important ways metal touches the […]

What Is a Metal Alloy?

Did you know that the majority of the “metals” we use aren’t actually metals at all? Rather than metals, these materials are alloys and they are everywhere around us! From dental fillings to aircraft, alloys are a large part of […]

The History of Wrought Iron

The appearance of wrought iron is undeniably a classic. Picture black picket fences with scrolls and rosettes, spear-pointed window bars and swirling spiral staircases leading to a garden terrace. When we think of wrought iron we think of elegance, fine […]

Announcing the Tampa Steel Web Store!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our web store! Now you can shop Tampa Steel & Supply products anytime you want! Our easy-to-use web store was designed with you and your busy schedule in mind. Conveniently browse hundreds of […]

What Should I Do With My Excess Metal?

Have you ever been stuck with the leftover material after completing a metal project?  While some believe it’s cheaper to hang on to the leftover materials until the next project, doing so comes with risks. Holding on to excess materials, […]

5 Ways to Remove Rust From Almost Anything

Oxygen and iron by themselves are vital for survival, but put the two together and you’ll be ready to pull out your hair trying to remove rust from your favorite knife or skillet. The thought of removing rust can be […]

How to Take Care of Your Cast Iron Pans

The versatility of cast iron pans make them a treasure to look forward to when handed down from generation to generation- that is, if you know how to care for them properly. When appropriately tended for, cast iron pans can […]