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How To Evaluate Materials – Properties To Consider

There is a difference between the mechanical and physical properties of an alloy. Physical properties are things that...

What is Investment Casting and How Does It Work?

Investment Casting (Lost Wax Casting)  When it comes to investment casting manufacturing factors such as design requirements, cost,...

What is Centrifugal Casting and How Does It Work?

Overview of Centrifugal Casting Centrifugal casting is a process that delivers components of high material soundness. As a...

What Is Conductivity in Metals?

Conductivity in metal is a measure of a material’s ability to transmit heat, or electricity (or sound).  The...

What Is Non-Ferrous Metal?

Non-ferrous metals or alloys is defined as are materials that are not iron-based like their ferrous counterparts. The...

Petrochemical Rapid Shutdowns: How to Choose a Rapid Response Metal Casting Supplier

Planned turnarounds are regular occurrences in the life cycle of a petrochemical plant. Every few years, a plant...