How to Protect Outdoor Metal Art

We know you spent so much time carefully choosing and scouting to get that perfect outdoor art for your home! But once you have it, what steps can you take to ensure it looks good as new for as long […]

Best Metal Cutting Tools

There are many tools you can use to cut through metal to get the results you need. Each is different and has a unique cut that makes them stand out from the crowd. They also come with their own pros […]

What is CNC Machining?

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 handle your workload. This article […]

Advantages of Using A Band Saw

A band saw is a tool used to cut objects with a long toothed metal blade and come in many shapes and sizes. Band saws can cut through objects such as metal, wood, and meat. There are many advantages to using a […]

How to Paint Metal

When it comes to painting metal, you should have a plan in place. It can be extremely difficult just to wing it. Preparation is key to having success painting your metal. Here is how you can do it: Prep And […]

What is a Band Saw, and What is it Used For?

There are many reasons to use a band saw. However, there are many different types used for different types of projects. This article will outline what a band saw is, how it works, and its different types. What is a […]

Metal Blasting

Everyone would agree metal surfaces look better when they are shiny and lustrous. However, over time metal can lose its sheen resulting in them looking dingy and worn. So, how would one restore the brand-new looks to your metals? By […]

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 […]

Hot Rolled Steel vs Cold Rolled Steel

So you want to use rolled steel in your project. If so, you may be wondering what type of rolled steel you should use. The terms “cold and hot rolled” refer to the industry names for steel formed at different […]

Metal Shearing

Metals like steel and aluminum are prized for their versatility and durability. They are also popular because these metals can be cut and sized to precise specifications for a wide range of needs. At Tampa Steel & Supply, we not […]