The Value of Aluminum Tube and Pipe

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Continental Steel & Tube specializes in Marine Grade and Aerospace Grade Aluminum.  Specifically 5083 and 5086 grades for Marine.  In Aerospace the pipe and tube grades are 6061, 2024, and 7075. Aluminum tubing appears across an extensive range of aerospace and commercial industrial applications, including healthcare products, recreation products, and machine parts. Manufacturers prize aluminum […]

Understanding the Aluminum Manufacturing Process

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Aluminum is an essential material in modern manufacturing. Aerospace, construction, healthcare, transportation, and other leading industries all depend on it in some form. Aluminum has a number of desirable properties, including strong electrical and thermal conductivity, low weight, and high malleability. Because of its versatility, it can be used to manufacture products of any shape […]

Modern Titanium Applications

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Titanium Applications in Modern Day At Continental Steel & Tube Co., we’re proud to provide reliable, high-quality titanium metal products to customers across a range of industries worldwide. As one of the most versatile materials available for use in the manufacturing sphere, titanium metal is known for its high durability, light weight, and reliable resistance […]

The New Aluminum and Steel Tariffs Explained

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Understanding the New Aluminum and Steel Tariffs With President Donald Trump’s new aluminum and steel tariffs about to take effect, many industrial and manufacturing companies are wondering how they may be affected and what to do to ensure operations remain as smooth and cost-efficient as possible. While the tariffs will not be not as drastic […]

Avoiding AOG and Costly Downtime in the Aerospace Industry

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In the aerospace industry, the term “Aircraft on Ground” (AOG) refers to the effect of maintenance issues that are severe enough to prevent an aircraft from flying. When these situations occur, replacement parts or materials must be brought in as quickly as possible to prevent further delays and losses. How Aircraft on Ground Affects Airlines […]

440 Stainless Steel

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Often referred to as “razor-blade steel” due to its frequent use in the manufacture of razors and cutlery, grade 440 stainless steel provides high strength and moderate corrosion resistance. Extremely versatile, it’s used in a wide range of industries to create specialized, small-scale products and is available in various types: 440A, 440B, 440C, and 440F. […]

Material Grades For Titanium Sheets

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Extremely high-strength and lightweight, titanium is used across a wide range of industries. Its high tensile strength, low heat transfer, and ballistic properties make it particularly well suited for manufacturing applications. Versatile and easily customizable, titanium sheets can be cut and stamped as needed to produce unique components and can also be bent and formed […]

Comparing Titanium, Nickel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum Tubing

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A leading tube and pipe supplier, Continental Steel has been proudly serving a wide range of industries for over 30 years. Over this time, we’ve become a top source for high-quality, commonly used industrial metal materials. In most industries, the most frequently requested materials are aluminum, nickel, and titanium. Each featuring a unique set of […]

The Benefits of Aluminum Honeycomb in Aerospace Applications

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In the aerospace industry, the most advanced, reliable materials are necessary to ensure optimal safety, longevity, and strength in demanding applications. Aerospace materials must be lightweight to allow for optimal aerodynamics; strong to ensure the safety of pilots and passengers and to withstand the physical forces of flying; and heat resistant to ensure structural changes […]

Monel in the Aerospace Industry

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Monel, a nickel-copper alloy formulated in the 1900s, has become an essential material for engineers due to its combination of performance and workability. Adaptable to casting, welding, and both hot and cold working, the alloy has become popular for use in many applications and industries. Monel is generally comprised of roughly 68% nickel and 29% […]