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Stainless steel: What is it & why do we use it?

Posted: 13th March 2019

I spy with my little eye, something made out of stainless steel. Take a look around the room. How many times does stainless steel appear? Certainly more than once, and most likely in different forms serving very different purposes. Stainless steel is versatile and adaptable, but its benefits are leveled across all uses.
We see it everywhere and could even be using it without knowing, so it’s probably time you ask- what is stainless steel made of, how is it …

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Why You Should Own A Stainless Steel Water Bottle

Posted: 4th February 2019

 

There’s no denying the power of stainless steel. It’s becoming more commonly used across a range of industries, as well as in our day to day lives. In fact, it’s snuck into our lives rather seamlessly by conquering its plastic counterparts. Say goodbye to plastic containers, straws and of course- plastic water bottles.
Stainless steel water bottles are not just the latest trend, nor are they solely purchased by a certain stereotype. They’re good for us, good for …

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How to Clean Stainless Steel: Removing Scratches

Posted: 10th June 2018

Stainless steel is an asset in your home, and offers incredible practicality and style to heavy use areas like the kitchen and laundry.
Stainless steel is known for its durability and strength; however, this doesn’t mean it isn’t susceptible to scratches and stains. Abrasive cleaners, food and drinks can tarnish surfaces. For your stainless steel appliances to maintain their sleek and sophisticated appearance, some simple, yet specific maintenance is required. Some products and cleaning methods will cause further damage, …

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Testimonial – Opie Manufacturing Group

Posted: 11th May 2015

Opie Manufacturing Group have been dealing with Midway Metals for more then 15 years.
Their experience and expertise is second to none, with a major focus on service – They always do what they say they will do.
Since Midway installed their shearline they have provided Opie Manufacturing with perfect quality sheet, cut to custom lengths and on short lead-times.
The Stretcher Levelling capabilities have proved many times the difference in buying “sheet and plate” versus buying Laser Flat Quality …

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Testimonial – AIBN

Posted: 8th May 2015

Dear Paul, Shaun and Sean,
I wish to offer my complete congratulations to your Sales and Floor Staff.
I visited your Yatala premises to purchase some stainless steel for some equipment here at the University of Queensland. On that day my wife and 19 month old son came along for the outing.
Upon arrival at your sales office your sales team could not have been more helpful, engaging and fun. They insisted that my son have a free reign of …

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Testimonial – Southern Stainless

Posted: 22nd April 2015

Having procured the majority of our material through Midway Metals for the last 25 years, our decision to engage Paul, Sean and the team at Midway as Southern Stainless’ key supplier of stainless steel for the Newfarm Riverwalk Redevelopment Project was vital. The Riverwalk project required close to 300T of stainless, consisting of profiles that were not readily available in the local market. Midway Metals impeccable service and expert advice allowed material to be procured locally and offshore, to be …

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Brisbane Riverwalk Reborn

Posted: 22nd October 2014

Brisbane’s New Farm Riverwalk is one of the city’s beloved icons. Originally constructed in 2003, the Riverwalk was used daily by over 3000 cyclists, pedestrians and runners before it was washed away during the 2011 floods.
After a construction period of nearly 18 months, Brisbane City Council’s re-imagined New Farm Riverwalk has now opened to the public, connecting New Farm to the Brisbane City via the Howard Smith Wharf Precinct.

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How to Choose the Right Stainless Steel Grades

Posted: 1st October 2014

With over 60 stainless steel grades and many products to choose from, it’s easy to get confused. Here at Midway Metals, we can advise you which grade to choose to best suit your project.
Following are a few of the basic factors you should be looking at in order to select a product that will meet all of your expectations.

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5 Tips for Looking After Stainless Steel

Posted: 12th September 2014

Stainless steel is durable, low maintenance and can stay looking great for many years, but it still needs to be looked after. You want it to stay stainless, so that the surface keeps it’s original lustrous look, feel and finish.
Our customers find that, by using a range of Avesta finishing chemicals, they are able to keep their stainless steel in top condition and fix any problems they are having.

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Monday Inspiration – Awesome stainless steel infrastructures around the world

Posted: 18th August 2014

Here at Midway Metals we love seeing stainless steel come to life, whether it is used for art sculptures, architectural purposes or heavy engineering. Here is a pick of some inspirational constructions.

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