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Metal Casting Processes Compared: When to consider a specific process

December 1, 2020

Which casting process should you use to manufacture your metal part? This is a common question when customers develop a new component or are considering making a switch to metal castings from a fabrication or forging. Partnering with a supplier that brings a full range of metalworking processes lets you be confident that you are…

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What Are Tool Steel Alloys?

December 1, 2020

Tool steel alloys are high carbon chrome steels containing differing amounts of molybdenum, cobalt and/or vanadium or other elements. Certain tool steels are engineered to withstand repeated high specific loads and impacts at ambient temperature with exceptional wear resistance – thus the name. Other materials in the family will exhibit stability at elevated temperatures and…

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Centrifugal Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

December 1, 2020

Think of a problem that you face in metal component design or application. Here are some examples of where leveraging the advantages of centrifugal casting have helped MetalTek and a customer work together to solve an application challenge.  Maybe you will see a problem you are working to resolve. For more information regarding any of…

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Ferritic Stainless Steel Material Profile

December 1, 2020

Grade Ferritic Stainless Steels. Description Stainless steels owe their ability to resist corrosion primarily to the presence of a passive film on their surface, chiefly caused by the presence of chromium. Iron ceases to rust at approximately 12% chromium content and resistance to oxidizing corrosives increases rapidly with chromium content up to about 20%. Beyond…

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Continuous Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

December 1, 2020

Think of a problem that you face in metal component design or application. Here are some examples of where leveraging the advantages of continuous casting have helped MetalTek and a customer work together to solve an application challenge.  Maybe you will see a problem you are working to resolve. For more information regarding any of…

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Ferralium Duplex Stainless Steel Material Profile

December 1, 2020

Grade Ferralium® 255 (J32550 / Licensed by Langley Alloys) Description Proprietary high strength duplex stainless steel Properties – Why select this material Outstanding corrosion and erosion resistance Twice the strength of common austenitic stainless steels Reduced section sizes because of strength may reduce weight. Highly resistant to chloride stress corrosion cracking Machining and welding similar…

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Red Brass Material Profiles

December 1, 2020

Grade MTEK 844 (C84400) and MTEK 85-5-5-5 (C83600) Red brasses Description General utility alloys where reasonable strength and non-corrosive properties are demanded.   Properties – Why select this material Relatively light loads. Good lubrication is possible. Excellent machinability. Applications – Frequent uses Air and gas fittings, pipe fittings Faucets General hardware fittings Lightly stressed gears…

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Nickel Aluminum Bronze Material Profile

December 1, 2020

Grade Nickel Aluminum Bronze Alloys Description This group of alloys contains nickel and is primarily selected where a combination of high strength, corrosion resistance and resistance to cavitation and erosion damage is required. Properties – Why select this material Alloys of both the aluminum bronze family and the nickel aluminum bronze family possess excellent machinability,…

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What Is Austenitic Stainless Steel?

December 1, 2020

Austenitic stainless steels are a form of stainless steel that contain significant amounts of chromium and nickel, often manganese, molybdenum, and nitrogen as a supplement to the iron base. The addition of nickel to otherwise ferritic chrome-iron alloys yields predominately austenitic alloys. The microstructure change brings a marked increase in ductility and toughness. The family…

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Near-Net Shaping: Combining Shaping Technology with the Centrifugal Process

December 1, 2020

Overview Near-net shaping combines various shaping technologies, such as sand casting and investment casting, with the high-integrity centrifugal process to maximize the benefits of each. Net-shaping can be readily added to add O.D. profiles to centrifugally cast components through the use of sand, ceramic, or split graphite dies. True net-shaping at investment casting levels of…

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