Bearium In Steel Mill - Steel mill customers have discovered that the use of Bearium in low-speed pivoting bushing applications where lubrication is difficult can significantly reduce wear and extend service life by up to 50%.
Bi-Metal Canister Development For Nuclear - Bi-metal designs including an inner core of aluminum bronze and outer shell of pure copper provided the strength and environment protection for developmental container designs.
Cast Outlet Manifolds - Centrifugally cast manifolds from MetalTek have saved customers time and money compared to extruded or forged manifolds.
Controllable Pitch Hub - Large MetalTek bronze centrifugal components in marine applications have eliminated fabrication costs, and defects only found after machining.
Cracking Furnace - Proper metallurgy and alloy selection/control have minimized carbon buildup in petrochemical furnace applications, and extended product life.
Fancase Mandrel - The use of centrifugal castings in tooling of large round components has increased tool life by 5x compared to fabricated assemblies, because of a centrifugal casting's tendency to retain its round shape.
Fine Machined Ring - Fine machined rings in hydro turbine applications offered increased product life and helped avoid unplanned maintenance events.
Food Processing Grinder - Very large 280# investment castings replaced fabrications, reduced labor cost, and provided product consistency for a food processing customer.
Jack Nuts For Underwater Drilling - MetalTek certified manganese bronze jack nuts operating under heavy load, to higher than industry standards in order to support an off-shore drilling customer.
Meat Grinding Tube - A meat grinding customer replaced forgings with centrifugals because the multi-directional grain structure of the centrifugal prevented cracking that the unidirectional grain structure of forgings experienced under high stress.
Memorial Benches - Designers of the benches for the Pentagon Memorial came to MetalTek for help in alloy selection and product design for a memorial built to "last a lifetime".
Petrochemical Technologies - Leveraging experience in a comparable environment but different industry, MetalTek recommended alloys that solved a customer carburization problem.
Processing Rolls - MetalTek metallurgists have helped customers select alloys with the correct coefficient of thermal expansion for high temperature corrosive roll applications.
Spiral Cast Pipe ID - ID shaping of centrifugals has helped the chemical processing industry improve efficiency by up to 4x by keeping in-process fluid materials moving.
Winch Drum Assembly - When a defense customer changed to non-asbestos linings for a brake application, MetalTek developed a Metal Matrix Composite (MMC) material that reduced operating cost by 90%.
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