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Material Applications: Wear Resistant Alloy Comparison

Overview Every material selection decision includes tradeoffs. Performance can come at a price.  But there is little sense...
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4 Real-Life Examples Of Solving A Heat, Wear, Or Corrosion Problem

The days when manufacturers had a host of technical experts on staff are past in many industries.  And...
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Material Applications: Heat Resistant Alloy Profiles Part 1

Nickel Iron Chrome (Ni-Fe-Cr) Alloys. This group includes grades HX and HW. Description These high-temperature stainless steel have...
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What Is Duplex Stainless Steel?

Duplex stainless steels are alloys with metallurgical structures generally regarded as being approximately equal parts of austenite and...
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Material Applications: Corrosion Resistant Alloy Comparison Part: 1

Every material selection decision includes tradeoffs. Performance can come at a price.  But there is little sense in...
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MetalTek Announces E.J. Kubick as CEO as Part of Planned Succession

Press Release MetalTek International today announced that Chief Operating Officer E.J. Kubick has replaced Bob Smickley as Chief...
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Material Applications: Corrosion Resistant Alloy Comparison Part: 2

Every material selection decision includes tradeoffs. Performance can come at a price.  But there is little sense in...
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Martensitic Stainless Steel Material Profile

Grade Martensitic Stainless Steels. Description The addition of sufficient carbon to alloys of chromium and iron results in...
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Tin Bronze Material Profile

Grade MTEK 943 (C94300) Tin bronze Description Bearing alloy with the ability to operate at high speeds and...
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What Is Penetrant Inspection (FPI and LPI)?

Penetrant inspection is a popular detection method because it is relatively inexpensive and can be administered on a...
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Tool Steel Material Profiles

Grade MTEK A2 (T90102 / CA2) Tool Steel Description Air-hardening medium-alloy cold work steel Properties – Why select...
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It’s Still The Bronze Age

Metallurgically, Bronze is a copper-based metal alloyed with tin, lead, aluminum or other elements to change the material’s...
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