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Gauge to Thickness Conversion for Common Sheet Metals

The gauge of a metal sheet is dependent upon the type of metal as well as the thickness. The Gauge to Thickness Conversion Chart converts inches into gauge for Carbon Steel, Galvanized Steel, Stainless Steel, Aluminum, Copper and Brass and includes the common gauges. Please read more to see the chart. Keddie Enterprises, has fabricated…

Protecting against Corona Virus

The Corona Virus has had a dramatic impact on most people’s lives.   The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has issued guidelines on how to protect one’s self from the disease at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/prevention.html . They also offer guidelines for small businesses at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html . What about surfaces we cannot clean, but come in contact with as…

Powder Coating goes Green

Powder coating provides a better protective coating of parts than paints. The process fuses the powder coating on to the metal, providing a better bond. The metal must be treated prior to the application of the powder coating in order to provide a better surface adhesion. Pretreatment of the metal surface is critical to a good, durable coating and Plaforization is a better, environmentally friendly pretreatment method than the historical processes.
A Stainless Steel Pig on wood in front of stacks of increasing coins.

When Stainless Steel May Be Less Expensive

Many people have the perception that it is always less expensive to put a corrosion-resistant coating on carbon steel versus using stainless steel.  Examples of these coatings would be zinc electroplated coatings, and hot-dip galvanizing. While it is typically less expensive to coat the part, there are exceptions. Metal plating companies charge a lot fee…