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 […]

Steel Pipe Basics – How to Buy Steel Pipe

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At first glance, buying pipe may appear to be confusing, but once you understand the basics, it becomes much easier. Determining the grade of steel is the first step in the process. This provides a basis for additional questions to narrow down the best possible product. Many first time buyers also struggle when figuring out […]

Steel Beam Basics – How to Buy Steel Beams

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Carbon steel beams come in a variety of different forms and specifications to suit countless industrial applications. At Continental Steel & Tube, we know that it can be difficult to navigate through the myriad of beam options to find the right one for your particular project. You can narrow the choices down simply and easily, […]

Tesla Motors Fights Fire with Titanium

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On the way to becoming an overnight sensation, something funny happened to the Tesla Motor Co. in the last couple of years. Three of its highly touted Model S sedans caught fire in on-road accidents, raising the specter of something dangerous lurking in the electric cars’ motors. Upon further examination, however, investigators found that the […]

New Titanium Airline Seat Could Save Millions in Fuel Costs

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Airlines are always looking for ways to save on operational expenses. So the prospect of being able to save millions of dollars a year on fuel costs by reducing the weight of the passenger seats in their cabins may be too much for them to pass up. That’s the hope of a French start-up that […]

All About Monel®, Part Three: What is Monel® Made of?

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In our two previous blog posts, we looked at the corrosion resistance and weldability of Monel®—two of the reasons why it is often the alloy of choice for applications that depend on these features. Here, we will take a look at the third most common question we receive about it: What is Monel Made of? […]