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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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What is Metal Ageing?

Metals like steel and iron are very practical materials, but don’t always have the appearance you would want for decorating the home or office. Metals are often used in architecture, sculpture and in art, but rarely in its natural form. Commonly, metal is aged to add depth and character before it ...
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