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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...

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...

What Is The Continuous Casting Process?

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

What Makes A Good Conversion To A Metal Casting?

There are often alternative ways to manufacture any given component.  Sometimes the first way chosen to manufacture a...

Manganese Bronze Material Profile

Grade HIGH TENSILE (C86300) Manganese Bronze Description Family of bronzes primarily known for its extremely high strength and...

Near-Net Shaping Process: Featured Solution Examples

Think of a problem that you face in metal component design or application. Here are some near-net shape...

The History of Copper

The “Metals of Antiquity” were the only known metals until the 13th century – and there were seven...

Aluminum Bronze Material Profile

Grade Aluminum Bronze Alloys Description A family of alloys containing aluminum as the principle alloying element, offering strength...

What Makes It Stainless?

What Is Stainless Steel? It’s everywhere. Probably more than you notice. It’s a key material in food preparation and...

Austenitic Stainless Steel Material Profile

Grade Austenitic Stainless Steels. Description Austenitic Stainless Steel Elements: Of all elements added to the basic alloy of...

Nickel-Based Material Profiles: Part 1

Grade MTEK N-7M and N-12MV (N30007 / Similar to Hastelloy® B Mod) severe corrosion and heat resistant alloy....

A Look at Using Cores to Create Internal Passageways in Metal Sand Castings

There are many benefits of using the sand casting process versus traditional manufacturing processes.  If you asked multiple...