High Carbon Steel in EV Manufacturing: Embrace Lightweighting & Multi-Material Design

Electric vehicle charging

The shift toward electric vehicles (EVs) represents a significant leap forward in achieving sustainability and reducing carbon emissions. However, this transition also brings forth new challenges and opportunities in vehicle design and the materials used in manufacturing to keep these vehicles lightweight, yet safe and durable. Electric Vehicle Lightweighting For several years, the automotive industry… Read more »

Copper Coil for Transformers

Copper transformer coil

Transformers power modern life, connecting our homes and businesses to electrical power stations. Choosing the right copper coil length for manufacturing transformers is essential for balancing power, weight, and load. But first, we need to understand how transformers work. How Do Transformers Work? Transformers are used to transfer energy from one circuit to another. They… Read more »

Copper Bars: the Workhorse of Switchgear

Copper bar

Meeting demands for reliable electricity is increasingly challenging as extreme weather stresses the power grid. Switchgear systems play an important role in making sure power is distributed efficiently and effectively. Read on to learn more about switchgear and why copper bars are a great choice for this application.  What Does Switchgear Do? An electrical switchgear… Read more »

5 Things to Look for in an Aluminum Pipe Supplier

Aluminum pipe

Choosing a reputable aluminum pipe supplier is so important for companies in manufacturing, utilities, construction, or any industry that relies on aluminum products. A trustworthy supplier with top-quality aluminum pipe products can help you maintain excellent service with your own customer base and improve cost efficiency. Here are five things you should look for when… Read more »

Properties and Uses of High Carbon Steel

High carbon steel properties and end-use applications.

You interact with high carbon steel on a daily basis, though you may not even realize it. From tiny washers to pant hangers and more, this versatile material is valued for its “memory”, allowing it to be formed into various shapes such as circles, coils, and springs.  Like all steels, high carbon steel is an… Read more »

Where to Buy Copper Sheets, Bar & Coil

Copper product at Three D Metals

When searching out where to buy copper sheets, bar, and coil, you’re looking for a copper supplier with quality products, integrity, and world-class customer service. Given today’s shortages of copper and lingering supply chain disruptions, you can’t afford to be wrong when making that choice.  It could mean months of downtime waiting on the market… Read more »

Three Ways Three D Is Making Sustainability Its Mission

Wind turbine at Three D Metals.

In an era where supply chain disruptions, electrification challenges, and rampant inflation pose significant hurdles, how does Three D Metals remain a powerhouse metals supplier committed to a sustainable future? The answer lies in making sustainability not just a goal – but a core mission.  At Three D, we recognize the urgency of environmental stewardship… Read more »

5 Advantages High Carbon Steel Brings to the Automotive Industry

Advantages of using high carbon steel in the automotive industry.

High carbon steel is a versatile metal alloy widely used in fastening applications across multiple industries. Some of these applications include construction, toys, appliances, and the cutlery in your kitchen. High carbon steel’s properties allow for many treatments, including several in the automotive industry.  In this blog, you’ll learn the five advantages high carbon steel… Read more »