At What Temperature Does Steel Melt?

Steel is a versatile material used in a wide variety of applications. Steel is strong, durable, and can be easily shaped. However, it has a melting point, which is the temperature at which it changes from a solid to a […]

What is Galvanized Steel?

Galvanized steel is a type of steel that has been coated with a layer of zinc to protect it from corrosion. The zinc coating forms a barrier between the steel and the elements, preventing moisture and oxygen from reaching the […]

How to Cut Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is a strong and durable metal used in construction, manufacturing, and different DIY projects. However, due to its hardness, it can be difficult to cut. There are many different tools and techniques to cut stainless steel. The best […]

How to Remove Oxidation From Aluminum

Aluminum is a highly reactive metal that can easily oxidize, forming a layer of aluminum oxide on its surface. This layer is typically a dull, grey, or black color. In some cases, this layer can make aluminum more susceptible to […]

How to Paint Aluminum

There are many ways to paint aluminum. Luckily, aluminum isn’t that complex to paint. This article outlines the materials you will need, and a step-by-step guide to painting aluminum. Materials You Will Need Aluminum you plan to paint Degreasing agent […]

How to Anodize Aluminum

There are many different ways you can anodize aluminum. This article explains what anodization is, the benefits of anodizing, the materials you will need, and the steps to anodize your aluminum. Let’s get started. What is anodization? Anodizing is an […]

Does Aluminum Conduct Electricity?

A common question people ask us is, “Does aluminum conduct electricity?” This article will cover if aluminum does conduct electricity, what applicators to use, and even how finishing helps conduct electricity. Does aluminum conduct electricity? The short answer is yes; […]

How to Polish Aluminum

There are many ways you can polish aluminum. In this article, we will cover the most common way to do it. Let’s get started! Can you polish aluminum? The short answer is yes — you can polish your aluminum. However, […]

Is Aluminum Recyclable?

A question we get often is, “Can you recycle aluminum?” The short answer is yes; aluminum is 100% recyclable! This article will outline common aluminum products you can recycle, how it’s recycled, the benefits of recycling, recycling facts, and tips […]

How to Etch Metal

Have you ever wondered how to etch metal? We’re frequently asked about this process here at Tampa Steel & Supply, so we’ve created this how-to guide to etching metal to create your very own work of metal art. What metals […]