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How to Safely Weld Galvanized Steel

Welding galvanized steel is an important and valuable technique in the metal fabrication process — especially when producing galvanized steel wire cloth or galvanized steel gratings — but people are shying away from it lately due to the toxic fumes that welding galvanized steel produces. There is also concern about how to deal with the coating of galvanized steel and what to do about corrosion. Fortunately, the right approach to welding galvanized steel can manage all these issues effectively. Safety With Welding Galvanized Steel If you take the proper personal protection precautions, you will be much safer when coming into contact with the toxic fumes. Different facilities may use different protection equipment, although gloves, welding helmets, steel-toed boots and sometim… Read more
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10 Tips for Purchasing Perforated Metal

When buying perforated material, there are countless varieties of hole sizes, shapes, materials and gauges to specify which can affect the production process, quality, cost and lead-time of the finished product. Follow these 10 tips to purchase the right perforated product for your individual application: Material - Choose the proper material, thickness and finish that satisfies the challenges of the application’s environment. Corrosion resistance, EMI shielding requirements and appearance may be some considerations. Hole shape - There are many hole shapes, but round holes in general are most common, especially arranged in a 60° triang… Read more

3 Uses of Architectural Products

Architectural products, like metal screens and infill panels, serve various purposes. All, however, are fabricated to meet practical requirements while fulfilling your creative vision as an architect, designer or brand manager, when you collaborate with Marco Specialty Steel. Learn more about architectural metal screens and an in-depth examination of three of their uses below. Architectural Metal Screens and Their Options The versatility of architectural metal screens allows them to offer multiple applications throughout different industries. Metal screen options tend to influence the use of an architectural metal screen the most. Bar grating, for example, is not ideal for separating minerals in com… Read more

5 Common Architectural Wire Cloth Patterns

Wire cloth is often used for infill panels, metal facades and a number of other architectural applications. While there is an unlimited number of potential weave patterns, wire gauges and opening sizes, some combinations are more popular than others for architectural use. Read more

Top 10 Applications for Fabricated Metal in the Oil and Gas Industry

Custom-fitted metal elements create strength and safety throughout many industries, and they are particularly useful for meeting the demands of a heavy-duty business, such as oil and gas drilling and petrochemical processing and refinement. Operations typically continue 24 hours a day — and lose money if they don’t — so safety, function and efficiency must be constant priorities. A number of different professionals within the oil and gas industry, as well as other industries, can benefit from a deeper knowledge about the possibilities of fabricated metal. These professionals include: Company owners Maintenance individuals and teams Construction professionals Read more