Green Alloys: Their Abilities and Advantages

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Across all industries, “green” is a major trend, and typically for good reason. Green products tend to be safer for both people and the planet, as well as containing varying degrees of reusability that lead to cost savings. When it comes to metals and metal products, the same holds true. Green alloys are quickly becoming […]

Comparing, Understanding and Choosing the Right Steel Plate Grade

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You might be aware of the fact that steel plate is a highly prevalent and important material used throughout manufacturing and construction. You may also be aware that many of your projects can’t exist without it. But what you might not know is that not all steel plate is created equal; there are a variety […]

Titanium Grade 5: The Workhorse of Titanium Alloys

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In the world of metals—and the countless industries that count on them—there are a seemingly endless amount of different types, alloys, and applications. It is impossible to put any one metal into one universal generalization. Take titanium, for instance. Titanium is an incredibly important metal in modern manufacturing; it is utilized by every worldwide industry […]

How to Buy Steel Bar

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Steel bar is is one of the more simple shapes to request – but there are some things that you should know when asking for a quote. 2. Metal Grade1. Hot Rolled vs. Cold FinishedFirst of all, there is both Hot Rolled and Cold Finished bar. Most typically, a full length Hot Rolled (HR) bar […]

OCTGs and the World of Oil Exploration

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Everything that makes modern life possible including transportation, refrigeration, manufacturing, and even the device you are using to read this blog, could not function without a constant supply of gas and oil. In 2013, the world consumed a staggering 91 million barrels-a-day, with the United States leading the way with 18.5 million barrels used. In […]

How to Buy Metal Wire

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Metal wire may seem like an easy thing to order (or at least, easier than angle, beam, tube, plate, or pipe), however there are some factors that can make it more complicated than what is initially apparanet. The key to accurately ordering metal wire is making sure you’re aware of the exact specifications you need […]

Does Welding or Fabricating Nickel Alloys Affect Corrosion Resistance?

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Maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) teams can especially attest that MRO processes are being increasingly upgraded and updated with new, specialized materials. As new construction methods take hold, new challenges are being introduced to mechanical, plumbing, or electrical device maintenance and replacement. Superalloys are popular in MRO processes due to their mechanical strength, resistance to […]

Corrosive Resistance in Various Nickel Alloys

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The rapid pace of advancement in technology has introduced new approaches to traditional applications. As new systems are developed, and existing systems are upgraded, a variety of nickel based alloys are being used to bring about enhanced performance. For the MRO faced with working with these materials, it is important to first have a good […]

What is Monel’s Temperature Range?

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When a company lists an alloy as “high-temperature” what exactly does that mean? This may not seem that important but it is in fact a critical question to be considered and to answer. Misjudging temperature thresholds can spell disaster, for both safety and your bottom line. In this article we will look at the popular […]

Steel Angle Basics – How to Buy Steel Angle

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Do you know how to buy steel angle? Although not the most complicated form to purchase, there are definitely some factors to help ensure you get the proper materials. Usually, when looking for steel angles, customers will ask for “angle iron”, which we refer to as Hot Rolled (HR) Steel Angle. Within this category, there […]