11 Aluminum Gift Ideas for 10-Year Anniversary

Congratulations on celebrating your 10-year wedding anniversary. Did you know that ten years is exactly 5,256,000 minutes, 876,000 hours or 3,650 days that you have been married to one person? Now that is something worth celebrating! “Because your 10th anniversary […]

Iron Fence vs Aluminum Fence, Which Should I Go With?

Congratulations! You have decided to put up a fence around your home or business? This fence can give you a lot of benefits — security, beauty, protection, noise barrier, value and peace of mind. Not sure which kind of material […]

10 Metals That Don’t Rust

“The element iron is the most abundant transition metal on Earth and has been used by mankind for over 5,000 years. Despite its strength, iron is prone to corrosion in the presence of water and oxygen. This rusting process proves […]

Which Metal is the Best Conductor of Electricity

Let’s go back to the periodic table to explain which metals best conduct electricity. The number of valence electrons in an atom is what makes a material able to conduct electricity. The outer shell of the atom is the valence. […]

9 Differences Between Aluminum and Steel

Aluminum and steel are very common substances that are used in everyday life and in almost everything we use. Aluminum is the most abundant metal on the Earth. Steel is one of the most popular alloys. Though these two are […]

Steel and Aluminum Tariffs in the U.S.

The recent announcements by President Trump regarding tariffs on imported steel and aluminum under Section 232 are having a major impact on pricing in the market and we expect it to continue over the next few months. The new tariffs that […]

What is Anodizing?

The Willis Tower (once known as the Sears Tower) in Chicago used anodized aluminum. Anodizing is a simple electrochemical process developed more than 75 years ago that forms a protective coating of aluminum oxide on the surface of the aluminum. The […]

Metal in Environmental Engineering

Heavy metals have been around for thousands of years and used in various applications worldwide. Although the harmful health effects of heavy metals have been known for a long time, exposure to heavy metals seems to be inevitable in today’s […]

Play Ball: What Are Baseball Bats Made Of?

The evolution of the baseball bat is an interesting one…While today we see our favorite baseball players swinging beautiful custom-made baseball bats worth a couple hundred dollars, the pros of yesteryear had to make their own baseball bats from wood […]

10 Interesting Facts About Aluminum

What comes to mind when you think about aluminum? For most of us, we tend to think about aluminum foil and other more basic uses of the metal. Aluminum however, is an extremely interesting metal not to be overlooked. Check […]