Types of Corrosion

Common Types of Corrosion  There are many types of corrosion that can degrade a metal. But first – what exactly is corrosion? Corrosion happens when a metal’s inherent properties start to degrade. It’s defined as the deterioration of a metal due to chemical reactions between it and the surrounding environment. The rate of deterioration is determined by the type of metal and the environmental conditions it’s in. All metals can corrode. However, some metals deteriorate […]

Stainless Steel Fasteners – The Advantages

What is Stainless Steel?   Before getting into the advantages of using stainless steel fasteners, it’s important to define what this metal actually is in the first place. Stainless steel is a generic term referring to a variety of steel types. Similar to other kinds of steel, stainless steel is made during a two-step process that primarily includes iron and carbon. What makes it different is the addition of a (minimum of 10.5%) chromium compound […]