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What Is Austenitic Stainless Steel?

Austenitic stainless steels are a form of stainless steel that contain significant amounts of chromium and nickel, often...

Near-Net Shaping: Combining Shaping Technology with the Centrifugal Process

What is the Near-Net Shape Manufacturing Process? Near-net shaping combines various shaping technologies, such as sand casting and...

Material Applications: Alternative Corrosion Resistant Materials

Coatings of various types are often used to enhance corrosion resistance in metals when metallic properties like strength...

What Is Pitting Resistance Equivalency Number (PREn)?

The Pitting Resistance Equivalency Number (PREn) is an objective way to do an initial comparison of the relative...

Nickel: Where Does It Come From?

Because of its strength, toughness, and resistance to corrosion, nickel is a key component of stainless steels.  In...

Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steel

Precipitation hardening steels have high strength and weight ratio making them an ideal material for a range of...

MetalTek’s Wisconsin Centrifugal Division Reaches Two Million Hours Without A Lost Time Incident

Press Release May 31, 2017 METALTEK WISCONSIN CENTRIFUGAL REACHES TWO MILLION HOUR SAFETY MILESTONE WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN – MetalTek...

Rod Anderson Named Vice President – Sales and Marketing of MetalTek International

Press Release January 4, 2017 Rod Anderson Named Vice President – Sales and Marketing of MetalTek International MetalTek...

Severe Corrosion & Heat Resistant Material Profiles

Grade MTEK N-12MV (N30012 / Alloy B) Description Nickel-based alloy for severe corrosion and heat resistance Properties –...

Heat Resistant Stainless Steel Material Profiles:Part 1

Grade MTEK 20-10 (J92603 / HF) Heat Resistant Stainless Steel Description Economical heat resistant grade containing enough chromium...

Petrochemical Rapid Shutdowns: MetalTek’s Rapid Response Team Again Rises to the Challenge

While planned shutdowns are regular occurrences in the life cycle of a petrochemical plant, not all shutdowns are...

Hi-Ho Silver: The History Of Silver

Some metals found early popularity primarily because of their appearance.  Silver is one such metal.  Relatively scarce –...