What is CNC Machining?

What does CNC stand for? CNC stands for Computer Numeric Control. It’s the process of pre-programing software that tells the machine how and when to move to create something you need. There are many benefits of using CNC machines to […]

Mild Steel vs Stainless Steel

One of the most common questions we receive from our customers, from novice to experienced, is what exactly is the difference between mild steel and stainless steel? Sure, aesthetically you can see the stark difference between the two materials, but […]

Sheet Metal Punching

Sheet Metal Punching uses a dedicated punching tool for any project requiring holes in sheet metal. More often than not, customer metal orders require some degree of processing, whether it’s cutting, or customization such as punching holes. Whether for decorative or […]

Torch Cutting

Torch cutting, or oxy-fuel cutting, is one of the most popular and established methods for cutting a wide range of metals. If you are in need of metal, there is a good chance you also need it cut. Whether you […]

What is Plasma Cutting?

The plasma cutter is one of the most fine-tuned, broadly used, efficient, and versatile tools for cutting even heavy and thick materials quite easily. It’s a tool that can be used for a variety of materials and projects, helping you […]

What Is Steel?

Steel. One word, one metal that drives America’s economy. But, what is steel? What Are The Elements In Steel? The prime component of steel is Iron; which also happens to be one of the most common elements on Earth! In […]

FAQs at Tampa Steel & Supply

Summer is almost here. The construction industry is booming. And, if you’re reading this, you’re either about to do one of two things: work on a job site that requires steel or accomplish a household task you’ve been putting off. […]

How To Save Time and Money Buying Steel

We know you don’t make money at the steel shop. You only make money once you have the material in your possession, cut to your desired sizes, and ready to install. However, to get to that point you need to […]

Inside Steel: Tips from Sales Reps

As we’ve covered before, buying steel isn’t the simplest process. Some knowledge is necessary to make your purchase successful. Now, what’s the best source of knowledge you could get when it comes to steel? The people who sell it, of […]

What is a CNC Plasma Cutter?

So, you’ve heard about plasma cutting, CNC machines, and metal art designs. Granted, there are plenty of questions to cover when talking about the process of plasma cutting. So, let’s get started! What is CNC plasma cutting? CNC (Computer Numerical […]