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'Buffing' and 'polish' are terms that are often used interchangeably, this can lead to uncertainty for both the experienced and inexperienced fabricator. There are also a wide range of different finishes available which can lead to further confusion. To help clear up any misunderstandings, here is a brief overview of various terms you may come across and a brief explanation of each one.
metals4U stock an extensive range of aluminium products in a wide choice of grades and profiles. The grades we stock are 6082, 6082 T6, 6063, 1050A-H14, 5754-H111 and EN AW-5449A which are available in the following profile presentations;
metals4U stock a wide range of brass profiles for use in the home or commercial workshop, we also stock a comprehensive range of brass handrails and fittings ready for immediate use. We supply CZ108, CZ121, CZ126 and CZ130 grades of brass, and all our stock conforms to the relevant industry standards and specifications.
Bronze is an alloy comprising primarily of copper and about 12% tin. Other metals such as zinc, manganese, nickel, or aluminium are also commonly added to produce a range of alloys that are much harder than unalloyed copper. Other non-metals, or metalloids as they are also known, such as arsenic, phosphorus or silicon may also be added to create alloys with added benefits such as increased stiffness, ductility, or improved machinability. Bronze is non-magnetic.
metals4U are proud to stock a fully comprehensive and sensibly priced range of mild steel products. The grades we stock are; Grade A Corten, EN24T, EN8, S275JR, EN3B, rebar 500B, EN1A, A142, A193, A252 and galvanised to BS EN ISO 1461. We also stock BS4 T45 specification Carbon-manganese steel that conforms to BS5T100/S600 tube stock standards and requirements.
Stainless steel is known for its strength, versatility and smooth surface, it can be used widely across a range of engineering and manufacturing applications due to its corrosion and heat resistant qualities.
metals4U stock PA6 and Acetal copolymer in extruded rod, tube, and sheet presentations.
Nylon 6 and Acetal are both engineering plastics that are categorised as 'thermoplastics'; these types of plastic materials are easily moulded and pliable when heated to a specified maximum temperature and solidify and harden when cool.