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? […]

All About Monel®, Part Two: Can you Weld Monel®?

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In our previous blog post, we began our discussion of Monel® and its characteristics, specifically talking about its excellent corrosion resistance. Here, we will answer the second of the three frequent questions we receive about the metal: Can You Weld Monel®? In addition to Monel’s corrosion resistance, it is also known for its good weldability; […]

All about Monel®, Part One: Does Monel® Corrode/Rust?

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One of the metals that we receive many inquiries about is Monel®, and we’d like to take this opportunity to begin the first of a three-part series, providing information on Monel and answering the three most frequent questions we hear.As leading distributors of high-quality metals for over two decades, we have many new clients who […]

International Shipping Industry Information

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As of now, there are 50,000-some vessels on Earth which together comprise the international shipping industry. It’s a staggering number of freighters and tankers by anyone’s count. Likewise, these ships constitute 90% of the total international trade on Earth, far outnumbering overland and airborne trade-routes in sheer bulk tonnage and volume. Obviously, these ships come […]