Fiberglass Grating for Marine Applications

Summer is in full swing! When you’re out on the water, you might recognize our fiberglass grating being used on dock walkways and boat ramps. Fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) grating is manufactured by combining a matrix of resin and glass fibers. That makes it a composite material. (1) It’s often used because of its high…
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Why You Should Choose an ISO Certified Specialty Metal Provider

When choosing a specialty metal supplier, there are many factors that should be considered. Most importantly, you should review if the supplier is ISO Certified. ISO 9001:2015 is a commitment that a company has to continuous improvement and is achieved through completing a rigorous registration process and in-depth external audit. ISO standards lay out the…
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Corrosion Resistant Materials and Finishes That Weather the Elements

When choosing an architectural metal supplier, it’s vital to choose one that offers a variety of corrosion resistant materials that can withstand the test of time and abrasive weather with water, snow, and salt. Direct Metals offers corrosion resistant materials for their specialty metal products including aluminum, stainless steel, galvanized steel, and fiberglass grating that…
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Direct Metals Wire Mesh by Industry

Wire mesh is one of the most versatile specialty metal products that can be used effectively in countless applications globally. Civil Engineering Applications Woven wire mesh is often utilized in civil engineering applications, such as bridge construction. The use of wire mesh for bridges was chosen mainly for safety reasons. The mesh offers safe fall…
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