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What is Zintec?

Zintec is the brand name for a type of mild steel that has been coated in a thin layer of zinc by electrolysis. You may be more familiar with another type of steel that comes coated in zinc: galvanised steel, but there are key differences between the two metals. What is the difference between galvan...
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What is Sheet Metal Gauge?

Gauge, often abbreviated to SWG, is a unit of measurement used industry-wide to measure the thickness of sheet metal. Unlike most units of measurement, with SWG, the higher the number, the greater the thickness of the material. For example, in the case of galvanised steel sheet, 5 SWG is 5mm thick, ...
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Why Doesn’t Stainless Steel Rust?

Steel has been around for over 2,000 years in one form or another but stainless steel is a relative newcomer to the metal scene. Designed to answer a key downside to standard steel, that of rusting, stainless steel can now be found everywhere from kitchen cutlery to surgical instruments. But what is...
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