Year: 2018

Christmas Holiday Hardware Shopping: Buy What You Need for DIY Project

Blog | December 13th, 2018

When planning your next do-it-yourself or DIY project for this time of the year, you will need to stock up on a variety of hardware to accomplish the job in the right manner. While you may need some simple hand tools, you might also require some heavy-duty hardware, such as welding equipment, to perform the […]

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Stainless Steel History and Facts: Where Does It Really Come From?

Blog | December 5th, 2018

Stainless steel belongs to the alloy family of steels and contains between 10-percent to 30-percent chromium. Also, it needs to have a low carbon content in order for it to be truly resistant to heat and corrosion. If you are like others are, you probably wonder who invented this durable metal and various other historical […]

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Rigging and Lifting Tools Available at K & K Steel

Blog | November 21st, 2018

Rigging and lifting tools are often necessary to perform a wide variety of projects. Without the use of these tools, it may be dangerous to do certain tasks using just manual labour. Along with our other services and products here at K & K Steel, we carry numerous types of these tools by popular brands, […]

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Examples of Drilling and Tapping Equipment for Home Projects

Blog | November 12th, 2018

A weekend warrior is in a garage workshop somewhere. Odds are, he’s using his workbench drilling equipment to accelerate a home project. There’s tapping equipment on the same workbench. It’s a precision-built piece of machinery. The amateur engineer isn’t tapping beer kegs, nor is he drilling the odd clumsy opening on a crudely fabricated metal […]

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Stainless Steel and Sheet Metal Fabrication: Differences in the Methods?

Blog | October 26th, 2018

Look at the fundamental differences that separate machine workable metal sheets and rigid stainless steel panels. Focusing on sheet metal fabrication, a ribbon of mild steel travels through a production line. A factory is using roll slitters to shear the ferrous-heavy metal into sized sheets. Hot rolled, pressed, and annealed, the iron is alloyed with […]

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Purlins and Top Hat Supplies: Uses and Applications

Blog | October 12th, 2018

Steel purlins and top hats, what could this industry terminology be referring to? Not to worry, every specialized industrial sector adopts its own set of proprietary terms. The steel fabrication sector isn’t any different. To find a group of purlins, just look up at the ceiling of a steel shed. There, going from one steel […]

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Benefits of Onsite Welding for Contractors

Blog | September 27th, 2018

If you’ve ever worked on a construction site then you will know two specific things about the experience: construction sites are organised chaos and efficiency and safety are of the utmost importance. When it comes to getting your construction project finished, it helps to know that you have all of the tools and contractors on […]

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Most Important Power Tools for Hobbyists and DIY Home Projects

Blog | September 14th, 2018

If you like to work on DIY home projects, or you are a hobbyist by heart and enjoy creating or fixing things from scratch, then there are a few important power tools you must have in your tool box. Power tools help top get the job done faster and more efficiently than hand tools, and […]

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Sheet Metal Stamping and Punching

Blog | August 27th, 2018

Sheet metal is one of the most commonly used materials in the world today, spanning across a wide range of industries and uses. The truth is, there is something in your home or your car that was fabricated using sheet metal as a primary material. With that being said, sheet metal doesn’t arrive at a […]

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Can Aluminium Metals Be Welded Together?

Blog | August 14th, 2018

Engineering questions are rarely solved by one-word answers. A technician could write down “Yes” or “No” with some confidence, but there’ll almost always be an exception, an extra line of information that would perhaps be placed in parentheses behind the answer. And that’s the case with welding aluminium metal parts together. Yes, the work is […]

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