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Centrifugal Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

Think of a problem that you face in metal component design or application. Here are some examples of...

Ferritic Stainless Steel Material Profile

Grade Ferritic Stainless Steels. Description Stainless steels owe their ability to resist corrosion primarily to the presence of...

Continuous Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

Think of a problem that you face in metal component design or application. Here are some examples of...

Ferralium Duplex Stainless Steel Material Profile

Grade Ferralium® 255 (J32550 / Licensed by Langley Alloys) Description Proprietary high strength duplex stainless steel Duplex Stainless...

Red Brass Material Profiles

Grade MTEK 844 (C84400) and MTEK 85-5-5-5 (C83600) Red brasses Description General utility alloys where reasonable strength and...

Nickel Aluminum Bronze Material Profile

Grade Nickel Aluminum Bronze Alloys Description This group of alloys contains nickel and is primarily selected where a...

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...