Copper Sheet Electrical Applications

Copper sheet electrical applications

Copper is recognized for its many uses. From wiring to electrical switches, this popular metal can be found in homes, commercial operations, and even in the cloud. At Three D Metals, one of our largest production distribution lines is our copper sheeting. But where can you find copper sheets in the electrical industry? Keep reading… Read more »

Benefits of Oscillate-Wound Steel Coil

Benefits of oscillate-wound steel coil.

Oscillate winding, sometimes referred to as traverse winding, is the process of end-to-end winding of several slit steel coils, with the coil wrapping around itself in a single, symmetrical coil — similar to a spool of thread. Why would someone choose oscillate-wound coils over something like a ribbon-wound, or pancake, coil? Let’s break down the… Read more »

High Carbon Steel Properties & End-Use Applications

High carbon steel properties and end-use applications.

High carbon steel — named for any steel that contains 0.30 or higher carbon content —  is something you interact with on a daily basis, although you may not even realize it.  From tiny washers to pant hangers and more, this versatile metal is valued for its “memory”, allowing it to be formed into various… Read more »

High Carbon Steel in Today’s Market

High carbon steel in today’s market.

One of the residual effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the metals industry has been continuous supply chain challenges. However, as we get further into 2022, we were seeing some of the markets return to normal, including the high carbon steel market. High Carbon Steel Availability in Today’s Market When the COVID pandemic hit the… Read more »

Copper’s Uses, Benefits, and Products

Copper’s uses, benefits, and products.

Copper is a metal known for its diversity and longevity. While you can find copper in different industries, one of the most common — which the majority of Three D Metals customers use it for — is in the power industry. Keep reading to learn more about copper, common applications, its versatility, and what to… Read more »

Understanding Aluminum Bus Pipe Uses and Finishes

Aluminum pipe rolls stacked, Three D Metals logo

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

High carbon steel rolls, Three D Metals logo

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 »