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Welcome to the MetalTek blog.

MetalTek uses our integrated alloy and process expertise to help customers make their products perform better in the world's most demanding applications. Please browse the blog topics displayed below to find a topic of interest to you.

For more information about a specific alloy or manufacturing process, contact us or consider a TekSession. You can also browse our hundreds of available alloys for the material properties that best fit your application.

Ferrous vs. Non-Ferrous Metals

From skyscrapers to naval propulsion systems, from automotive parts to petrochemical furnace tubes, there is no shortage of...
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Stainless Steel VS Aluminum Castings: When To Use Each

Selecting the best metal alloy for your components can be challenging. Two popular choices are aluminum and stainless...
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Take The Metal Casting Quiz: Beginner Level

Think you know a lot about metal casting? Take our beginner level casting quiz and find out. Once...
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Take The Metal Casting Quiz: Expert Level

Think you know a lot about metal casting? Take our expert level casting quiz and let's see. Once...
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Take The Metallurgy Quiz: Beginner Level

Think you know a lot about metal? Take our beginner level quiz and find out. Once you finish...
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Take The Metallurgy Quiz: Expert Level

Do you think you are an expert in metallurgy? Take our expert level quiz and let's see. Once...
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Heat Treatment for Metals

What is Heat Treatment? Heat treatment is a thermal process that accomplishes three primary improvements to the material...
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Seven Examples Of Metal Castings Saving The Customer Money

Centrifugal Casting Reduced Machine And Casting Scrap The valve cage regulates and helps control the flow of fluid...
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3D Metal Printing and Metal Casting

As 3D metal printing becomes more commercially viable, it is tempting to assume that it represents a direct...
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What You May Not Know About MetalTek

MetalTek exists for the expressed purpose of Making A Lasting Difference.  This purpose is supported by four core...
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MetalTek To Hold On-Site Hiring Event on Thursday, April 21 in Waukesha, WI

MetakTek is thrilled to announce that our Wisconsin Centrifugal Division will hold an on-site hiring event on Thursday,...
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What to Consider in Metal Casting Design

From large projects to small production runs, selecting the appropriate metal casting process to achieve the desired design...
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