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MetalTek uses our integrated alloy and process expertise to help customers make their products perform better in the world's most demanding applications. Please browse the blog topics displayed below to find a topic of interest to you.

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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...
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Sand Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

Think of a test that you face in metal component design or application. Here are some examples of...
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Selecting Super Austenitic Stainless Steel

There are numerous grades of austenitic stainless steel and obviously selection depends on more than one criterion. However,...
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Aerospace & Defense Market – General Overview

Blue Chip companies in the aerospace and defense markets rely on MetalTek International for their metal casting needs....
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Aerospace & Defense Market Experience

The Aerospace and Defense industry stretches the limits of performance and as a result, these markets demand perfection....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Why Certain Metals Offer Greater Wear Resistance

One regularly hears recommendations about material selection. Use this alloy for superior heat resistance. Or that for seawater...
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What Is AOD (Argon Oxygen Decarburization)?

AOD stands for Argon Oxygen Decarburization, which is an advanced technology for the refinement of iron, nickel, and...
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Casting Processes: When To Use Which Method

There is more than one way to bake a cake. Ingredients, temperature, bake time, and how many you...
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What Is The Continuous Casting Process?

Overview of Continuous Casting Continuous cast shapes are produced by introducing molten metal into a vertical or horizontal...
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