Women in the Metals Industry: A Conversation

Women in the Metals Industry: A Conversation

According to a 2019 S&P Global survey of 66 companies in the metals and mining sectors, women made up only 3 percent to 29 percent of the companies’ workforce. At Three D Metals, women have always been an integral part of our company, from sales to manufacturing and front office. We continue to encourage women… Read more »

2022 Metals Industry Trends

2022 Metals Industry Trends | Three D Metals

Ready for 2022? It’s on its way, and we’re thinking ahead to some of the biggest metals industry trends we’ll be seeing in the new year. Read on to hear our predictions.    Supply Chain Challenges to Continue Challenges at all stages of the supply chain will continue to be a factor in 2022. Jeff… Read more »

FABTECH 2021: Wrap Up!

FABTECH 2021: Wrap Up!

FABTECH is North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. Three D Metals was pleased to return to the show this year!

What’s it Like to Work in the Metals Industry?

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Have you considered a career in the metals industry? Metal work is among the world’s oldest and most respected professions. Today, it offers numerous career opportunities, including machine operation, forging, welding, cutting, soldering, and support and administrative positions.  Metal work is a foundational occupation in our modern society. It’s necessary for power generation, infrastructure, robotics,… Read more »

What to Look for in a Metals Employer

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Now is a great time to get into the metals industry, but with so many job opportunities out there, how do you determine which workplace is right for you? Here at Three D Metals, we are always looking for positive, hardworking team members. And when we find them, we welcome and support them just like… Read more »

5 Reasons That NOW is the Time to Start a Career in the Metals Industry

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Looking for a profession that matters? Then it’s time to consider a job in the metals industry!  The metals industry employs nearly 1.5 million people in the United States, and it continues to grow as manufacturing demand increases. Many companies are looking for new hires to fill this demand, and there’s no signs of that… Read more »

Understanding Aluminum Bus Pipe Uses and Finishes

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Aluminum is a lightweight, highly conductive material. In its pure form, aluminum has an electrical conductivity of 65 percent of the International Annealed Copper Standard. This conductivity changes when its composition is altered, such as when it is combined with other types of metal to create alloys.  The high conductivity of aluminum, as well as… Read more »

The Benefits of Using Carbon Steel in Construction

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When it comes to using steel in construction projects, it’s all the same, right?  Wrong.  Steel is an alloy metal, which means it’s a combination of several types of elements. In the case of steel, this is a combination of iron, carbon, and trace elements. It has a number of advantages for construction applications due… Read more »

Sustainability Trends in the Metals Industry

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The metals industry continues to be at the forefront of the sustainability movement, driven by tight margins and an increasingly competitive landscape. “Sustainability” goes far beyond simply recycling waste materials or packaging, however. Instead, it’s a method for viewing one’s business practices and their impact on both the bottom line and the wider world. Here,… Read more »