Please excuse my ignorance, I'm a novice (metal worker) metal worker. I noticed that Lowes sells small sheats of diamond plate, the kind that looks like it's chrome plated. My question is - what exactly is diamond plate? Is it mild steel, some kind of alloy, etc? Can I weld it like I would weld mild steel? I have some ideas for some parts I would like to make out of it, but as usual, I'd like to know at least a little about it before I attempt it.

Chop it and ride it,
Tim