Metals

Structural Steel Shapes
Descriptions, typical nomenclature, and diagrams for the different steel shapes that are used in construction.
Cold Formed Metal Framing
Diagrams and dimensions of common light gauge (cold formed) metal framing members are shown, including metal studs, C-H Studs, and various furring shapes.
Sheet Metal Gauge and Thickness
A chart of sheet metal thicknesses converted to gauge and inches. Covers aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized steel, and sheet steel.
Stainless Steel Grades
There are various types of stainless steel used in building and construction. This article covers 300 Series, 400 Series, and 904L Stainless Steel.
Stainless Steel Finishing
The various methods for finishing stainless steel are discussed - including 03 through 10. Also covered is pickling, etching, electroplating, and other stainless steel finishing methods.
Metal Coatings
A discussion of various metal coatings that help prevent corrosion.
Galvanic Action
Description of galvanic action, which includes a graphic galvanic scale for easy reference.
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