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Sandusky International & Sandusky Limited: Leaders Ready To Serve Your Pulp & Paper Application Needs

The Sandusky International and Sandusky Limited Divisions of MetalTek have been the worldwide leaders in manufacturing paper roll...

Case Study: Custom Manufactured Stainless-Steel Suction Press Roll Shell

This case study featured a duplex stainless-steel suction press roll shell custom manufactured by Sandusky International for a...

How To Select Suction Roll Shell Material For Pulp And Paper Applications

There is a significant difference among suction roll shell alloys. When properly selected, the material will withstand the...

Specialized Metal Alloys For Pulp & Paper Applications

For decades, MetalTek’s Sandusky International and Sandusky Limited Divisions have centrifugally cast, precisely machined, and expertly drilled suction...

The Case for Centrifugal Casting

Prices of materials such as copper and nickel continue to rise and pressure lead times. Thankfully, the centrifugal...

Tooling for Different Types of Casting Processes

Tooling is critical to the different metal casting processes that MetalTek uses to manufacture components for the world’s...

Why MetalTek Is The Right Choice

When a business is true to its values, it shows. Being a company with true purpose takes something...

What is NADCAP Certification, and Do You Need It?

Earning NADCAP certification means that a company has improved its processes to be a better supplier to Aerospace...

Benefits of Using Sand or Centrifugal Castings for Tooling Dies

What manufacturing process do you utilize for your hot forming and superplastic forming dies? Forgings, fabrications, castings, something...

Tooling And Forming Dies: Tips For Selecting The Best Alloy For Your Application

You have designed your tooling or forming die based on the finished part you need, and you know...

3 Examples Using Metal Castings for Tooling in Aerospace Applications

Hot forming and superplastic forming dies are a tool used to form a material to a desired shape....

4 Examples When the Investment Casting (Lost Wax) Process Solved A Customer’s Problem

Think of a problem that you face in metal component design or application. MetalTek helps companies just like...