Fastener Corrosion Protection

Fastener Corrosion Protection

Here in Australia, 85% of the Australian population live within 50km of the coastline. Our home is girt by sea. This means a large portion of Australian houses are located in corrosion zones, which becomes an issue when the wrong metals are chosen for the construction...
Preventing Thread Galling

Preventing Thread Galling

What is Thread Galling? Thread galling occurs when the friction and pressure applied during installation, causes the male and female threads to seize together. Thread Galling has also been referred to as “Cold Welding”, because the bond formed once the...
Metal Straws

Metal Straws

Recently, Coles and Woolworths have removed single use plastic bags from their stores in an effort to combat the negative effect plastic is having on our environment. The integration of their 4 kinds of reusable bags, has allowed for consumers to be more aware of the...
Metal Toxicity

Metal Toxicity

Humans are exposed to heavy metals every single day. Metals are found in the water we drink, the land we walk on and the products we use daily. While we actually need small doses of some heavy metals to keep our bodies functioning, extended and large dosages of...
Metals in Medicine

Metals in Medicine

Metal, believe it or not, is not purely used in building and construction. In this day and age, regular advancements in technology allows for extensive breakthroughs in modern medicine and medical procedures. Today, the use of metals in medicine is quite common in the...
Safety on the Construction Site

Safety on the Construction Site

Within the period of a decade in Australia, 401 workers died on construction sites. A majority of these construction site deaths were as a result of falls from heights, electrocution and vehicle collisions. A 2015 report identified the most common injuries obtained in...
Screw Heads and Bits

Screw Heads and Bits

Screw Heads! There are so many types of screws, all with varying characteristics. Some are Long, fat, round, or skinny. Its hard to be certain if your driver is the best fit for the screw heads your using.  It can be quite simple. Think of screws like a puzzle…...
Glossary of Metal Terms

Glossary of Metal Terms

There are many confusing things you may come across when dealing with metal. You might find yourself puzzled asking, what size do I need? Which material? What on earth does Gauge or thread mean? We’ve put together a glossary of metal terms that are commonly used...
The Various Types of Metal

The Various Types of Metal

On any given day, you are exposed to multiple forms of Metal. From the pipes in your home, to the jewellery you wear and the bridges you drive on, metal plays a large part in your life, every single day. Some common types of metal;  Aluminium:  Aluminium or Aluminum...
How is Stainless Steel Made?

How is Stainless Steel Made?

Stainless Steel or Inox Steel is an iron alloy containing an array of elements such as silicon, manganese, nickel,  and the primary element Chromium. Chromium accounts for a minimum of 10.5% of the materials in Stainless Steel and is the element responsible for...
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