Metal

We Know Metal:

A metal (from Greek μέταλλον métallon, “mine, quarry, metal”) is a material (an element, compound, or alloy) that is typically hard, opaque, shiny, and has good electrical and thermal conductivity. Metals are generally malleable — that is, they can be hammered or pressed permanently out of shape without breaking or cracking — as well as fusible (able to be fused or melted) and ductile (able to be drawn out into a thin wire). About 91 of the 118 elements in the periodic table are metals, the others are nonmetals or metalloids. Some elements appear in both metallic and non-metallic forms.

Astrophysicists use the term “metal” to collectively describe all elements other than hydrogen and helium, the simplest two, in a star. The star fuses smaller atoms, mostly hydrogen and helium, to make larger ones over its lifetime. In that sense, the metallicity of an object is the proportion of its matter made up of all heavier chemical elements, not just traditional metals. Many elements and compounds that are not normally classified as metals become metallic under high pressures; these are formed as metallic allotropes of non-metals.

Expert Logistics and Transportation
Expert Logistics and Transportation
Third Generation Owners
Third Generation Owners
Taking your project to the next level
Taking your project to the next level

Stainless

Stainless steel is a metal alloy, made up of steel mixed with elements such as chromium, nickel, molybdenum, silicon, aluminum, and carbon. Iron mixed with carbon to produce steel is the main component of stainless steel. Chromium is added to make it resistant to rust.

  • Work from 20 gauge thru 1” plate
  • Laser cut up to 5/8” thick Stainless Steel
  • Stainless Steel is corrosive resistant
  • Most common is type 304 and type 316
Long-lasting and Durable
Long-lasting and Durable
Beautiful and Practical
Beautiful and Practical
Laser Cut Stainless Steel
Laser Cut Stainless Steel

Steel

Carbon steel, or plain-carbon steel, is a metal alloy. It is a combination of two elements, iron and carbon. Other elements are present in quantities too small to affect its properties. The only other elements allowed in plain-carbon steel are: manganese (1.65% max), silicon (0.60% max), and copper (0.60% max). Steel with a low carbon content has the same properties as iron, soft but easily formed. As carbon content rises the metal becomes harder and stronger but less ductile and more difficult to weld. Higher carbon content lowers steel’s melting point and its temperature resistance in general.

  • Work from 20 gauge thru 4” plate
  • Laser cut up to ¾” thick materials
  • Flame cut up to 3” plate
  • Most common used of all metal types at Kuhn Fab
  • Many different alloys available depending on your needs from wear resistant to heat treating to making the material harder and tougher
Large Structure Capability
Large Structure Capability
Custom Fabricated Structures
Custom Fabricated Structures
Precision Structural Elements
Precision Structural Elements

Aluminum

Aluminum is a chemical element in the boron group with symbol Al and atomic number 13. It is a silvery-white, soft, nonmagnetic, ductile metal. Aluminum is the third most abundant element in the Earth’s crust (after oxygen and silicon) and its most abundant metal.

  • Work from 20 gauge up to ¾” plate
  • Laser cut up to 3/8” thick
  • Plasma cut up to ¾” plate
  • Aluminum is strong and light weight
  • Does not rust and resist corrosion
  • Many different types of Aluminum alloys are available
Artful
Artful
Build and Assembly
Build and Assembly
Engineered Specifications
Engineered Specifications