5 Alternatives to Steel Rebar

Steel rebar has long been the backbone of reinforced concrete structures, providing essential support and strength. However, as industries strive for innovation and sustainability, the quest for alternatives to traditional steel rebar has gained momentum. This blog post will explore […]

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 […]

Can You Weld Aluminum to Steel?

We get many welding questions here at Tampa Steel & Supply. One of the most common welding questions is, “can you weld aluminum to steel?” Let’s explore the different ways you can weld aluminum to steel and some safety tips […]

Can You Paint Galvanized Steel?

A common question at Tampa Steel & Supply is, “can you paint galvanized steel?” This blog post will explain what galvanized steel is, if you can paint galvanized steel, the tools and materials you would need, and the four easy […]

DIY Steel Workbench

Workbenches are popular and common in many homes, and many people use steel workbenches for all their repair needs. This article will outline the purpose of a workbench, the tools and materials you will need, and the steps to make […]

What is Steel Detailing?

Steel detailing can be a complex process. Steel detailers are responsible for the correct measurements and materials to ensure a structure is safe and ready to use. In this article, you will learn the difference between steel detailing and steel […]

Steel Angle vs Aluminum Angle: What’s the Difference?

Before we get into the meat and potatoes of what differences there are between steel angle and aluminum angle, here’s a primer on the material. Angle is a popular structural material that comes in an L-shape, created to offer better support in […]

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 […]

How to Cut Angle Iron

Cutting through metal can be a tedious, time-consuming task. This is especially true if you’re doing multiple cuts needing precise results. This is a problem many people come into when purchasing steel angles for the first time. However, this is […]