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Heat Resistant Stainless Steel Material Profiles:Part 2

Grade MTEK 25-35W Heat Resistant Stainless Steel Description HP material modified with Tungsten.   Properties – Why select...

Examples of Continuous Castings Solving a Problem and Decreasing Costs

The continuous casting process involves pouring molten metal through a die of the desired outside profile. If shaping...

Cobalt-Based Material Profiles

Grade MTEK 6 (R30006) Cobalt Based Alloy Description Cobalt-based alloy for severe applications Properties – Why select this...

High Lead Tin Bronze Material Profiles

Grade MetalTek 83-7-7-3 (C93200) (SAE 660) Bearing bronze Description This standard cast bronze-bearing alloy is used widely for a...

The Golden Age: The History of Gold

Often considered to be the first metal discovered by humans, gold has occupied a central point in the...

Sand Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

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

Selecting Super Austenitic Stainless Steel

There are numerous grades of austenitic stainless steel and obviously selection depends on more than one criterion. However,...

Aerospace & Defense Market – General Overview

Blue Chip companies in the aerospace and defense markets rely on MetalTek International for their metal casting needs....

Aerospace & Defense Market Experience

The Aerospace and Defense industry stretches the limits of performance and as a result, these markets demand perfection....

Making a Lasting Difference at the Pentagon Memorial

The Pentagon Memorial is designed to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 attack...

What to Look For When Choosing a Casting Supplier

The process of choosing the right metal casting supplier should not be the same as choosing your supplier...

10 Examples of Choosing the Right Metal Alloy for the Application

Sometimes particular alloys work in an application. Sometimes critical components and materials just don’t perform in a certain...