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Made in America: The Past, Present, and Future of the Steel Industry

The American steel industry has seen a lot over its illustrious history. From its rise following the Civil War, throughout its...


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Steel Market Update: Q3 2021 Outlook

In April, we outlined several market dynamics impacting availability and pricing for steel products. Little has changed in the...


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What's the Difference Between Carbon and Stainless Steel?

If you don't know the difference between carbon and stainless steel, you're not alone. In fact, it's one of the most common...


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Understanding the CRU Index and Steel Prices

Have you ever wondered how steel prices are determined? If you've ever given it any serious thought, you'll soon realize how...


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State of Steel: 2021 Market Update

2020 has been a year like no other. As we write this, the coronavirus pandemic is affecting all areas of the economy and the ...


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Industry in the Information Age: The Future of Metal Service Centers

As we dive deeper into the digital age, many of us are wondering what the future of metal service centers will look like. From...


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3 Resources From Boyd Metals To Get The Job Done Right

At Boyd Metals, we are unique in the way that we do business. We care about our customers and pride ourselves on going above...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Press Brakes

As one of the more traditional methods for processing metal materials, the press brake, also commonly known as a brake press,...


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Everything You Need To Know About: Tubes & Pipes

Often thought as interchangeable materials, tubes and pipes are actually quite different. In fact, their differences are...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Metal Grating

With a variety of different materials, classifications, and purposes, it can be difficult to determine which type of metal...


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Everything You Need to Know About: PVF

In the metals service industry, PVF stands for pipe, valves, and fittings. When put together, pipes, valves, and fittings are...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Sawing & Shearing

If you’re a metal worker, then you're no stranger to sawing and shearing. As two of the most common fabrication processes in...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Oxy-fuel Plate Cutting

If you’re a metal worker, then you're no stranger to the process of oxy-fuel cutting. Used in both heavy industry and light...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Red Metals

In the vast and varying world of metals, there are three metals that stand out amongst the crowd thanks to their unique...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Aluminum

How would you react if someone told you they would trade you a piece of gold for that old soda can you had hanging out in the...


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Everything You Need to Know About: Steel

Believe it or not, the expression “stronger than steel” did not become a common phrase simply because it rolls off the tongue...


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Market Update: The Complex State of Steel

As we sat down to write this article a year ago, no one could have foreseen the run-up in metals prices that would take place...


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New Tariffs and The Complex State of Steel
If you're reading this, you are probably already aware that the last couple of months have brought rapid change to the steel...
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Everything You Need to Know About Plasma Cutting

Whether you are a worker in a shipyard constructing cargo ships or an artist trying to turn your latest vision into a metal...


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5 Frequently Asked Questions about Stainless Steel

Stainless steel permeates so many aspects of American life of today. The singular properties of this metal make it well suited...


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What's the Difference Between Tubing and Pipe?  Part 2

For the second part of our series on the differences between tubing and pipe, we are going to talk about measurements and wall...


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Save Time with our Guide to Pipe Sizes

There are plenty of items in our day-to-day that take way too much of our time. Our commute is longer than we want it to be....


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How is Steel Made?
October 26, 2016

How is Steel Made?

The creation of steel itself is a complicated process. We can't cover it in-depth here, but let's talk about the basic process...


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When Should I Use Stainless Steel?

If you are working on a project that requires tough, stable and/or hygienic metal, you’re probably already looking toward...


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