Travis Schultz wrote:
Hopefully you have already noticed OnlineMetals.com offers a wide selection of sizes A513 Type 5 DOM tubing (http://www.onlinemetals.com/merchant.cfm?id=283&step=2&top_cat=197).
So what the heck is it, and why can’t we just call it steel tube without all the fancy jargon? Let me explain…
D.O.M – Document Object Model, Dominican Republic, Dead Organic Matter? All of these would be good educated guesses but not what the term applies to in the steel industry.
DOM, or “drawn over mandrel”, is a cold-worked process that is applied to the tube after it is constructed giving the tube a smoother finish, more exact dimensions and higher strength and hardness. These qualities make this tubing a favorite amongst automotive/motorcycle fabrication and off-road enthusiasts; as I understand it makes a mean roll cage.
The Type 5 in the title is really just a verification that yes the tube has been drawn over mandrel and the A513 is the ASTM spec it meets.
That’s the scoop on the A513 Type 5DOM tube we offer, check out all our sizes from .25” OD X .035” wall up to 4” OD X .083” wall, ready to be cut to size and shipped out, and please let us know about any special requests on different sizes you may have.
Written by Travis Schultz
As the song says – Ch, ch, ch, changes! Our friends at AIN Plastics have been working with the ThyssenKrupp Materials NA team to develop a new website that will be going live this weekend. The current www.ainplastics.com site is in place with a pop-up message that disappears after a few seconds. This will be in place until the new site goes live.
Once the new website is live anyone visiting www.ainplastics.com will be taken to the new website home for AIN Plastics inside the ThyssenKrupp Materials site. The move is being made so that all divisions of TKMNA can work together and have the best possible website for everyone from the new visitor to the regular user. On this new site you’ll be able to do all the things you’ve been able to do like submit a request a quote, find technical data etc. But now you’ll also be able to see what every division offers. As we move forward we will be adding even more new features like improved site search.
If you are looking for technical information or help with engineering plastic product selection, the AIN Plastics site will be very useful to you. Check it out.
Even though it’s not always apparent in the Emerald city (this is a friendly jab at my old home), summer is here and the majority of the country is basking in the summer sun. Summer has the unparalleled ability to conjure some of my favorite pastimes; the crack of the bat, the smell of fresh cut grass, and of course grillin’.
That being said, our warehouse foreman in the Ohio branch has utilized our stainless steel perforated sheet to bring a new shine to his grill. Simply by taking a piece of our .12” T-304 perforated sheet with .5” hole and .6875” stagger and cutting it to size he has made a new cooking pad for his grill. Great idea Neal, let me know when the steaks are done.
Side note: Please be sure to wash and soak the material to remove any oil or debris that may have attached to the material during processing.
Post written by Travis Schultz
In our ongoing pursuit of customer service excellence, OnlineMetals.com has simplified accessing your material test reports that have been lost/damaged in transit, just plain unreadable, or not in the package. (Here at OnlineMetals we have come to the conclusion that there exists a “Bermuda triangle” of sorts for MTR’s that do not make it to their destination) We have added a hyperlink on the shipping notification email that will not only show tracking but will also direct you a viewable/printable PDF of your MTR’s(Material Test Reports). Sweet!
Below is an example of the new shipment notification that is being sent. Please gives us any feedback on new improvement…
We thought you might like to know that the following items have been shipped on your order.
This shipment was shipped via UPS 3 Day Select.
You can track this item at the UPS website with the following URL:
UPS Order Tracking Link
PLEASE NOTE! FREIGHT CARRIERS DO NOT UPDATE THEIR COMPUTER SYSTEMS UNTIL APPROXIMATELY 12 HOURS FROM THE TIME THAT PACKAGES ARE PICKED UP.
You requested Mill Test Reports with your order. Your MTR data is now available for viewing and download at: Check Order Status
We at OnlineMetals.com are happy you chose us for your metals requirements and look forward to serving you in the future. Should you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at email@example.com
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Written by Travis Schultz
Check out this great do-it-yourself gift idea created by one of OnlineMetals’ crafty Inside Sales Representatives, Brittney Saul…
Mother’s day is just around the corner, here is a simple DIY Magnetic board that’s great for organizing and/or displaying photographs.
All you will need is:
• One Piece of .03 (22 Gauge) Galvanized Sheet A653
• A frame from any local craft store. (one that is the same size as the sheet you purchase from our website)
• A glue gun
• Staple Gun
Directions: Place the Galvanized sheet in the center of the frame, and glue around the backside or staple along the outside to hold the metal in the lip of the frame. Be sure to let the glue dry before sitting up and moving around. Lastly apply magnets to board with your favorite picture of your mother and you, and your Masterpiece is complete.
Side note: Dry erase markers give this Board another function such as note your schedule or write your favorite quote. Have Fun!
- Brittney Saul
Magnetic Hot Roll A653 Galvanized steel sheet
A lot of exciting changes have taken form at OnlineMetals.com since our last post and we promise to get this blog back on track starting today. In fact, we now have a new blogger…me….and I am pleased to meet you.
They say when people are meeting for the first time one should say something to break the ice. It is recommended that the best way to do this is with a joke. So, let’s give that a try. As we are obviously an e-commerce company so I figured it would be safest to poke fun at our own kind so here it is…
Two computer programmers are driving on a highway. They switch on the radio and there is a warning: Please use caution as there is a car driving north on the highway in the wrong direction against traffic. The programmer in the passenger seat, who is clearly annoyed by the warning, turns to the driver and says “One? There are hundreds of them!”
So with the ice now broken we can move on. Our upcoming posts will introduce you to our new fulfillment center locations, several new products and a few very creative new customer project profiles. We will get these new posts up quickly and then keep it rolling from there.
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Festivus (“for the rest of us”) is an important holiday celebrated on December 23rd each year. It consists of three main parts: The Airing of Grievances, The Feats of Strength, and the Aluminum Pole. The pole is unadorned, primarily because Mr. Costanza found himself “distracted by tinsel.”
We are pleased to let everyone know that our aluminum pipes meet the highest Festivus standards and will add greatly to your holiday celebration.
So buy yours now…
OnlineMetals.com Festivus Poles
Dave at Bickford Motors created a few custom signs for the Snohomish Car Show, using OnlineMetals.com materials!
Work In Progress:
Way to get noticed!