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Under Stress? Try These Surface Treatments to Strengthen your Metals

Whether you’re using nickel alloys for oil refinery piping, sulfuric acid plants, nuclear vessels, computer parts, or something else, there are countless benefits to using this popular alloy for your manufacturing business. First, you should ask yourself what kind of surface treatment or heat treatment you need for your alloy. Stressing Stressing in the material

By |July 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

10 Fun Facts About Stainless Steel

Stainless steel 304 is the shiny looking metal your sink is made out of. Maybe you have a stainless steel refrigerator as well. Forks, knives, katanas, even bicycle spokes are made from stainless steel. So, let's tak a moment to learn a bit more about this interesting alloy.  304 Cond BThis is the single most

By |June 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

4 Different Types of Alloys and What They Are Used For

Working with metal is a skill humans have progressed in over hundreds of years. Today, there are almost too many different types of alloys to count. Since metal is used in the production of almost everything we use worldwide, you can imagine how many different examples of alloys we have. Here are a few different

By |June 4th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Welding HY Steel and the Precautions You Should Take

Welding the HY steels refers to the process of welding a family of high yield strength metals. These metals were created in the form of thick plates at the request of the United States Navy for use in the fabrication of ship hulls and submarines. Submarines need to operate 100 meters or below the Sonic

By |April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Which Nickel Alloy Will Work Best For You?

Nickel use is growing ever more prevalent in our daily lives. Whether it is your smartphone or hybrid vehicle, Nickel is widely used to make rechargeable batteries, something that our current global economy would not work without. Nickel use has been growing at a rate of 4% per year, and Nickel-containing stainless steel use has

By |March 27th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

What Is Stainless Steel Anyway?

Refrigerators, sinks, cutlery, door knobs, and tailpipes -- what do these things all have in common? They are stainless steel products. This useful metal alloy has many desirable aesthetic and practical qualities. The question nobody thinks to ask, however, is what is stainless steel? Let’s find out the answer. What Is Stainless Steel? The simplest answer to

By |March 21st, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Properties and Purposes: Aluminum Bronze

Aluminum bronze is a class of alloys that are generally composed of copper, between nine and 12% aluminum, and at most 6% iron and nickel. There are plenty of instrumental uses it has in the metalworking industry, but let's take a look at some of the more important aluminum bronze properties first. Aluminum bronze density

By |March 8th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

The Difference Between Condition A and B Stainless Steel

When looking into using a metal alloy for your industrial project, it's important to know the different stainless steel grades. In construction, stainless steel is one of the four most common metals alongside carbon steel, aluminum, and copper. As a whole, stainless steel has a vast array of uses throughout many different industries. To find

By |February 5th, 2018|Categories: Blog|

Stainless Steel and the Evolution of the Roller Coaster

Today's youth is filled with thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies. People try jumping off bridges, jumping out of planes, and trying some seriously extreme sports to get their thrill fix. Although they may be fun, some of these activities can be dangerous. Roller coasters are a great way to experience the thrill of a dangerous

By |February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Blog|