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 […]

Aluminum in the Aerospace Industry

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Aluminum is one of the most common metals in the world, with an expansive influence that touches lives every day. From covering dinner in the oven to providing structural elements of an aircraft, aluminum‘s light weight and high strength make it ideal for many applications A Quick History Lesson Aluminum has been used in the […]

Copper in the Medical Industry

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When a patient checks into a hospital, they expect to be given care that helps them overcome the illness or injury that they are suffering. For many, however, the reality is that they will endure some form of infection that was contracted in the hospital itself. Known as healthcare-associated infections (HAI), the Centers for Disease […]

What is the Difference Between Hastelloy® and Incoloy®?

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Hastelloy® and Incoloy® are both members of the “superalloy” family, also known as high-performance alloys. As such, they have several key characteristics in common. They both possess excellent mechanical strength, especially at high temperatures, and they are both highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation. However, there are also several important differences to note between these […]

All About Wire Gauges

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Wire and Gauge Wire — no matter its source metal — is measured in length and gauge. Higher gauge numbers refer to thinner wire, optimal for running long distances and maintaining conductivity. Lower gauge numbers refer to thicker wire, which can carry more amps at a time. Evaluating the needs of your project and familiarizing […]

Titanium: For High Performance Automotive Applications

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Less mass = greater speed and better performance! Most of us know that cars go faster and burn less fuel if they weigh less but very few of us know how to reduce the weight. In fact, many of the constructors we meet that design and build high-end race cars are very surprised to learn […]