At Boyd Metals, we are unique in the way that we do business. We care about our customers and pride ourselves on going above and beyond to provide them with better service and more value than any other company in the metal service center industry.
As one of the more traditional methods for processing metal materials, the press brake, also commonly known as a brake press, has been around for over a hundred years. In fact, did you know the first brake was patented in 1882?
Often thought as interchangeable materials, tubes and pipes are actually quite different. In fact, their differences are critical to understand when working with them. To help better understand these important differences, we’ve detailed information on both materials, covering their characteristics, how they're manufactured, and their common applications.
With a variety of different materials, classifications, and purposes, it can be difficult to determine which type of metal grating you should use for your project. To help, we’ve detailed information on the different types of metal grating, covering how they’re manufactured, their characteristics, and common applications.
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.
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 industrial and repair operations, oxy-fuel cutting is a process that has been around for decades.
In the vast and varying world of metals, there are three metals that stand out amongst the crowd thanks to their unique reddish hues. These metals are known as the "red metals" and make up some of the most commonly used metals in the world: copper, brass, and bronze.
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 back of the fridge?
You would probably have a good laugh, right? Well, jump back a couple hundred years to the early nineteenth-century, and the aluminum contained in that soda can of yours was once considered one of the most precious metals in the world (yes, even more so than gold)!
Believe it or not, the expression “stronger than steel” did not become a common phrase simply because it rolls off the tongue nicely. Rather, whatever it is you are comparing to this metal alloy is probably pretty darn tough.
Made from the combination of iron and carbon, as well as a variety of other elements, steel is one of the world’s most utilized materials. From our simplest tools to our most complex structures, it is everywhere around the globe - surrounding and impacting us daily.