Continental Steel & Tube Achieves AS9120:2016 Certification

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Continental Steel is happy to announce that we have earned our AS9120:2016 certification, making us an ideal provider of manufacturing services for the aerospace sector. This blog post will inform our customers of some of the insights we’ve gained about the requirements of the AS9120B standard during our certification process. Suppliers to the aerospace sector […]

Applications of Aluminum 5086

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Aluminum 5086 is a structural alloy that offers high electrical conductivity, malleability, good corrosion and heat resistance, and greater strength than aluminum 5052 and 5083. This cost-effective alloy can undergo cold working and strain hardening to enhance its strength, and it can be welded using arc welding and other conventional methods. Aluminum 5086’s many beneficial […]

Nickel 625 a Superalloy for Extreme Environments

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Nickel 625, commonly referred to as Inconel 625, is a superalloy that can be used in extreme applications and environments like those in the aerospace and marine industries. This austenitic alloy has exceptional resistance to oxidation, corrosion, and fatigue, and it has excellent toughness and strength at extreme temperatures. Nickel 625 derives its strength and […]

Common Applications for Stainless Steel and Nickel Alloy Pump Shafts

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A pump shaft transmits motion and torque when rotated. Pump shafts can vary in shape depending on the intended pump application, but most designs are supported by stabilizer bearings and bushings. Pump shafts require an extremely high degree of precision to function properly and must be able to endure significant strain. Pump shaft quality (PSQ) […]

Understanding Nickel Alloys – Monel® and Hastelloy®

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A Guide to Understanding Nickel Nickel is one of the leading options for applications that necessitate high strength, corrosion-resistant materials. Its strength and versatility make this material an appealing choice in the engineering, energy, and plumbing industries. It has a melting point of 1453° C, is magnetic, and is highly ductile on its own. However, […]

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A Guide to Understanding Marine Grade Aluminum 

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The corrosive nature of water and saltwater dictates the use of special materials for shipbuilding, off-shore drilling platforms, and more. Due to its many beneficial properties, marine-grade aluminum is eminently suitable for building seafaring vessels and structures, as well as the machinery and components used within them. What is Marine-Grade Aluminum? Even though pure aluminum […]

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All About Titanium from Continental Steel & Tube: Properties, Forms, and Applications

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All About Titanium Properties, Forms, and Applications Titanium is a strong and lightweight metal that is highly resistant to corrosion and damage from high temperatures. Due to these key characteristics, it finds use in a variety of structural applications across many industries, including aerospace, medical, and automotive. Additionally, as a transition metal, it easily bonds with […]

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 […]