Steel Manufacturing Blog: Keeping it Steel

Extended Length Slotted Shim Manufacturing

Posted on Tue, Apr 19, 2022 @ 04:47 PM

Extended Length Slotted Shim Manufacturing

Variables such as heat, deflection and dross will affect how slotted steel shims are produced to get the most accurate, cost efficient and serviceable results.

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Tags: Shims, STEEL SUPPLY, Slotted Steel Shims

Clevis and Turnbuckle Assemblies

Posted on Fri, Nov 12, 2021 @ 02:51 PM

Clevis and Turnbuckle Assemblies

Clevis and Turnbuckle Assemblies are produced at The Steel Supply Company as part of our Round Bar Threading and Anchor Bolt manufacturing process.

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Tags: Clevis Rods, Turnbuckle Rods

The Steel Supply Company Steel Wedges: Stock Sizes & Made to Order

Posted on Thu, Nov 11, 2021 @ 11:29 AM

Steel Wedges

Like many product lines across all industries, shortages of components, skilled labor and transportation difficulties are making it harder to deliver on time and stay within budget. Steel Wedges are no exception.

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Tags: Steel Wedges

Fluorogold® Slide Bearings: Design Tips for Effective & Prolonged Use

Posted on Mon, Mar 08, 2021 @ 08:45 AM

The Steel Supply company carries many options when it comes to slide bearings, including: Fluorogold®, Teflon® (PTFE, or polytetrafluoroethylene), Carbon Filled PTFE, and Graphite

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Maskote Zinc Stop-off, Prevent Galvanization on a Steel Surface

Posted on Fri, Feb 05, 2021 @ 08:31 AM

Oftentimes a masking material is applied to steel prior to galvanization. The masking agent prevents galvanization from occurring on the steel surface to which it l is applied. This can be useful for several reasons. The Steel Supply Company most commonly sees masking materials used on threaded bolts. If a precise fit is required between the threading and its nut, the additional width that galvanization creates within the threads can cause an issue. While this is a common use case for masking material, there are a myriad of other applications.

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Galvanized Vent Hole Plug Series: Vent & Drain Hole Placement

Posted on Fri, Feb 05, 2021 @ 08:30 AM

In the last post about galvanized vent hole plugs, we covered the difference between aluminum and zinc vent hole plugs and the circumstances in which each one is best suited.

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Coating Steel: Watch the Dew Point

Posted on Fri, Jan 15, 2021 @ 12:57 PM

When using oil based steel primer, temperature at the time of coating is important. Paint will dry at a slower rate in colder temperatures and its drying solvents can evaporate away before drying is complete, leaving a clay-like film in its place. This is called 'cold curing'.

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Galvanized Vent Hole Plug Series: Aluminum vs. Zinc

Posted on Thu, Jan 07, 2021 @ 03:38 PM

All vent hole plugs are designed for the same purpose, to seal the vent and drainage holes made in a steel component during the galvanization process. While their functionality is simple, the choice of whether to use aluminum or zinc vent hole plugs can be more complicated.

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Tags: Vent Hole Plugs

The Knock-out Block Wedge: Removable and Reusable

Posted on Thu, Oct 08, 2020 @ 11:34 AM

One of the most common and basic products used in steel fabrication and other construction trades is the steel wedge.

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Askew Head Bolts: An Overview of the Variable Considered When Estimating the Size Required

Posted on Mon, Sep 21, 2020 @ 08:37 AM

Askew head bolts are used in masonry work in conjunction with wedge inserts. The askew head bolt is inserted into the wedge insert, which is embedded in a concrete wall, to allow for a connection to be made with a steel member (usually a relieving or lintel angle). 

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