4 Resources You Can Use to Find Specialty Metals Online

Finding specialty metals locally can be a difficult task, no matter where you live. You can go to your local hardware store, but chances are they only stock small sections of limited gauges and alloys of metal sheets. So you try the local metal distributor, only to find they are far from receptive when it comes to small quantities of steel sheets or structural metal. So where do you go when you only need a small lot of steel or sheet metal for a minor project?

Here are four online metals sites you can use to find specialty metals for your small project.

Cut 2 Size Metals

Cut 2 size metals is an online metals provider of aluminum, stainless steel, brass and copper. They also provide structural metal and many different kinds of metal fabrication. 

From their website:

Cut2SizeMetals.com, your source for online metals, is powered by ESMW, a leader in custom fabrication of metal since 1946. We focus on industrial and specialty fabrication using aluminum, stainless steel, brass and copper. Whether you have a sketch on a napkin or a 3D CAD drawing, our craftsmen have the experience to solve your problem. We use a wide variety of contour cutting equipment as well, including laser, plasma, and waterjet cutting.  From our midwest supply & metals depot in southern Indiana, we offer speedy metals shipments to all 50 states. You can specify your metal by the inch, or order full sheets and lengths.  And while we don't stock discount steel, you can order it and wide variety of other metals online

Online Metals

Online Metals provides a nice selection or aluminum, brass, stainless steel, copper, along with hot and cold roll steel options. The nice thing about their service is providing the customer options for smaller size lots. This can be very helpful for someone looking for specialty metal options in smaller quantities:

From their site:

The Web's superstore for small quantity metal orders welcomes you to explore exceptional metals sales and service from metal buyer's guides, to metal project ideas. At OnlineMetals.com, no order is too small for our high standards.
Simply put, OnlineMetals.com is an internet-based small quantity metals supplier. We specialize in orders for less than full bars and less than full sheets, but carry a variety of materials rivaled only by the largest metals service centers.

Speedy Metals

Speedy Metals boasts a large selection of everything from specialty metals to structural steel. They pride themselves on exceptional customer service, which is logical for a site called Speedy Metals. 

From their site:

Supplying over 50,000 customers WORLDWIDE !!!
* Unsurpassed Service
* Highest Quality
* Best Selection
Over 5,000 Grades, Shapes and Sizes

Metals Depot

Metals Depot continues the trend with a large selection of specialty metals, structural steel with many size quantities available. They also have a nice selection of diamond plate, metal grating for walkways and perforated steel for a plethora of applications.

From their site:

MetalsDepot, the retail division of Ledford Steel Company was established in 1999 to fill the ever-growing need of a reliable "Small Quantity Metals" supplier throughout the United States. Our concentration is to provide a wide selection of metal, in smaller quantities, with no minimum orders, and fast shipping. In 1999 we also created MetalsDepot.com to simplify and speed the ordering process, and to make our products available to a larger audience. Over the years our distribution has grown to over 60,000 customers worldwide

Whether you're a job shop like ours needing small quantities or a layman looking for specialty metal to complete a small project around the house. Any of these online metal suppliers can help to get you what you need and answer the questions you may have on different alloys of metal. 

 Good Luck!