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% […]

Supplies and Fabrication Services from One Source

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When sourcing large-scale structural fabrication projects, the options for material procurement can seem almost endless. The rapid growth of internet and e-commerce options has heightened this overwhelming marketplace further, offering what seems like an unlimited number of domestic and global suppliers. Continental Steel & Tube wants to be your solution on your fabrication jobs. Finding […]

Nickel and High Temperature Alloy Highlight

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Continental Steel & Tube Company can provide a broad range of alloy materials to suit your industrial needs. Known as your “Hard-To-Find Metals Specialist,” we proudly run several distribution centers at locations around the country to ensure unsurpassed speed, quality, and reliability with our material deliveries for applications across a range of industries. We offer […]

A Guide to Aluminum Use in the Aerospace Industry

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Last fall, we examined the extensive role aluminum plays in the aerospace industry and how its unique properties provide abundant benefits for aircraft applications. The use of aluminum enables manufacturing companies to satisfy stringent aerospace standards at lower costs. When compared with steel, another important material used for aerospace applications, the advantages of aluminum are […]

Titanium in the Aerospace Industry

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Titanium is a lightweight, yet strong, uniquely versatile metal. These characteristics make titanium a preferred choice for use in the aerospace industry. By their very nature, aerospace applications demand parts that are both very light and extremely strong. The lighter an object is, the easier it is to make it airborne; at the same time, […]

All About Coated Products

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Simply put, a coated product is any metal product, typically steel, that has been galvanized or otherwise coated by another protective material. These coatings enhance products’ resistance to corrosion and other forms of wear, thereby reducing the need for upkeep and replacement. This includes steel plates, pipes, tubes, bars, wire, and more. Types of Coated Products There […]

What Makes a “Pump Shaft Quality” Stainless Steel Bar?

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Pump shafts are stainless steel bars that can vary in shape depending on the pump application. These bars, however, are manufactured to a higher standard than common steel bars. Elevated requirements come from a variety of factors: Vibration – When a shaft is spinning, particularly at higher speeds, vibration within the pumping equipment becomes a […]

Titanium Dioxide: How a Roof Coating Can Help Lower Air Pollution

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The topic of air pollution has become a central discussion point in today’s world. In the wake of present environmental issues, many people continue to look for effective ways to ameliorate the pollution harming the atmosphere. And while the task of alleviating air toxins is ordinarily allotted to plants and trees, new studies have shown […]