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 […]

Happy 4th of July from Continental Steel & Tube!

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As we celebrate another anniversary of our country’s proud history, the whole Continental Steel & Tube team would like to wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday. Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a big part of our identity is as an American company, and we believe in core American values like fair […]

Steel Plate Basics – Buying Steel Plate

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In previous articles, we’ve covered buying pipe, tube, and beams (all which have various unique apsects which make them more complicated). However, buying steel plates are about as basic as it gets. The first step as with all metal forms that we ofer, is to isolate the grade that you need to order. Regardless of it being Carbon Steel, […]

Big News from Continental Steel & Tube

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We are very excited to announce the launch of the brand new and improved ContinentalSteel.com! This website is the product of much time and many resources, and we’re extremely proud of the results.  New features include: Brand new look and feel. Better organization – so you can find the materials you want when you want […]

Steel Tube Basics – How To Buy Steel Tube

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Continental Steel & Tube is a supplier of all forms and grades of tubing. We supply everything from large structural carbon tubes for construction projects, to small OD specialty tube for the aerospace industry. For those new to buying tubing, these are some of the basics that can get you the material you need as […]

What Metals Are Your Favorite Sports Trophies Made From?

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With the NHL and the NBA playoffs in full swing, it won’t be long until one team from each sport lifts the championship trophy over their heads, for all the world to see. Most of the trophies for the major sports in North America are made of precious metals, such as silver and gold, and […]