As many of us know, change is one of life's few guarantees. This is becoming more apparent than ever in the metals industry as we enter into Industry 4.0 and are seeing newer generations join the workforce.
In the metals service industry, PVF stands for pipe, valves, and fittings. When put together, pipes, valves, and fittings are the components that allow substances to flow from one place to another.
From the water we drink to the gas we use to fill up our cars, PVF plays an essential role in our everyday life. Depending on the application, pipes, valves, and fittings come in a variety of different shapes and sizes and are made from a number of different metals and non-metals.
If you’re a metal worker, then you're no stranger to sawing and shearing. As two of the most common fabrication processes in the metals industry, sawing and shearing deliver consistent, accurate cuts on a large scale across numerous industries.
Can't remember the decimal of 57/64? You're not the only one. At Boyd Metals we are committed to providing you with the tools you need to work smarter, not harder. One resource that is certain to save you time and lessen arithmetic mistakes is our Decimal to Fraction Conversion Chart.
What is so special about stainless steel? Can it be used everywhere carbon steel is used? Should I never use one or the other for certain tasks?
If you don't know all the differences between these two, you're not alone. We get questions about it on a regular basis. So, to help everyone out, we put together this short article. Here are some key facts about each, tips for how you can tell between them, and advice on when you should use one and not the other.
Stainless steel permeates so many aspects of American life of today. The singular properties of this metal make it well suited for a wide range of applications - especially ones where conditions are demanding. From corrosion resistant cutlery and surgical tools, to food and pharmaceutical tanks, to water-tight watch housings and tools that can handle extreme temperatures; it’s safe to say that the world would be a different place without stainless steel.
As the General Manager of Boyd Metals in Oklahoma City, Richard Schultz's attention is in high-demand. Fortunately for you, we had an opportunity to chat with him recently. Here's what he had to say about the importance of company culture, how he stays current with the industry, and what makes Boyd Metals so great. Enjoy!
If you run your own business, you are familiar with this struggle. You need a continuous flow of new clients and new projects so you can keep afloat or keep growing.
You bid on projects, win the contracts, and get started on the work. It's a good rhythm. But, more often than you'd like, a project you've started on will get out of hand and end up costing you more time and money than it was worth.
The term "purchasing power" is used in economics to describe the ability of an individual or business to buy goods or enlist services in the marketplace with a specific amount of currency.
The idea of purchasing power is extremely important in the metal industry because it impacts everyone purchasing raw materials. Your purchasing power can fluctuate over time and is impacted by inflation, deflation, and significant events and changes in your industry.
The first day of spring has arrived! Now is a great time to tackle the maintenance projects that might fall outside the scope of your regular cleaning. We know how easy it can be to fall into a routine and forget to look at the big picture, so consider this as a reminder.