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 […]

Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

We often get asked, “Is stainless steel magnetic?” If you Google it, you may naturally get a lot of different answers. We’re here to help — this article will outline what stainless steel is, the criteria for magnetic stainless steel, […]

Sheet Metal Gauge Chart

Many people often need a certain metal thickness for their projects. But, how can you tell what thickness you need? That is where sheet metal gauges charts come in. Let’s explore how sheet metal gauges are charted and review a […]

What Metals are Magnetic?

Some metals are magnetic, and others metals are not. This article explores what makes a metal magnetic, types of magnetism, magnetic metals, non-magnetic metals, and what metals can be used for. What makes a metal magnetic? A piece of metal […]

How to Remove Rust From Metal

We’re often asked, “How can I remove rust from metal?” There are actually several remedies you can try to get the rust off of your metal. First, let’s explore what causes rust and how to prevent rust in the first […]

Metal Facts

Metals are interesting, overlooked — and everywhere! In fact, it’s estimated that about 75% of known elements in the world are metals. Metals are used in so many ways that we see, use, and enjoy in our everyday lives, and […]

Can You Weld Pot Metal?

There are many questions about welding pot metal. This is a popular way to reuse the scrap metal that you have leftover from your welding. Let’s dig into what pot metal is, the welding process for pot metals, and the […]