If you’ve been involved in machining or fabrication for some time, you’ve almost certainly run into situations where you’ve committed to a production deadline, but your ability to meet that deadline is at risk because:
- The shipment of material you needed to machine a critical part or fabricate a portion of a structure was delayed in delivery, and other metal suppliers might also be delayed by weeks due to short supply or overbooking.
- A mistake was made measuring the dimensions and you need to start from scratch, but you’ve exhausted your supply of materials.
- Operator or mechanical issues have resulted in the creation of a poor quality component, and you have no more blanks to work with.
If the part or component was incorrectly or poorly made, the time and cost to recreate it can be significant depending on how much previous work or machining has already been done. In some cases, a manufacturer has the resources for machining replacement parts for aging and broken machinery, and all that’s needed is the right metal for fabricating the component.
If any of these circumstances apply to you, a local supplier with an extensive inventory of industrial metals who offers same-day metal sales can save the project, the revenue, and your reputation.
A Unique Approach to Supplying High-Quality Industrial Metals
When manufacturers, machine shops, welders, fabricators, and designers in Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Bay Area, and even outlying industrial areas such as Livermore, Santa Clara, San Jose, Fremont, and Sacramento find themselves short of time and the right materials, there’s a convenient, local solution.
Many of your last-minute metal supply needs can be met with new metal or metal remnants remaining from manufacturing processes. The volume of manufacturing in the San Francisco Bay Area generates a significant amount of high-quality, usable metal remnants, such as aluminum and titanium drops, carbon steel bar stock, or aluminum plate with dimensions too small for any further use by the manufacturer. These remnants are ideal for use by smaller shops that don’t need new, standard-sized direct-from-the-mill metals to meet production requirements.
As a major metal recycler, Industrial Metal Service buys these high-quality remnants and maintains an extensive inventory of industrial metals sold at highly competitive prices, often significantly lower than metal sourced directly from the mill.
Local, Convenient Same-Day Metal Sales
Industrial Metal Service has been meeting the metal supply and recycling needs of manufacturers, machinists, fabricators, welders, and designers for more than two decades. We carry MIC-6 aluminum plate, 6061 aluminum plate, bar stock, and round bar as well as carbon steel flat bar, angle, square, and tubing sourced directly from national mills.
We also carry an extensive inventory of usable remnants of these metals as well as brass, copper, stainless steel, commercially pure titanium, titanium 6-4, and high-temperature alloys like Monel, Inconel, Hastelloy, molybdenum, and tungsten. We verify all usable metal remnants using x-ray fluorescence technology and sell them at a significant discount compared to new metal stock.
We have industrial-quality sawing resources to precisely cut metal to the required length and width dimensions if needed. This has been a time saver for many of our customers who don’t have industrial sawing capabilities in-house or who want to avoid the sawing step completely.
Open Monday Through Saturday
We understand the pressures you’re under when deadlines approach and you require critical supplies. Our warehouse in San Jose is open Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 4 PM and Saturday from 8 AM until 12 PM to make it convenient for you to find the metal you need to complete your project.
Give us a call to discuss your immediate requirements. We’ll do everything we can to help you meet your production schedule.