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Sandusky Pulp And Paper

Case Study: Custom Manufactured Stainless-Steel Suction Press Roll Shell

January 10, 2022

This case study featured a duplex stainless-steel suction press roll shell custom manufactured by Sandusky International for a papermaking machine application. Beginning with a customer-approved drawing, we developed a manufacturing plan. After centrifugal casting and heat treating the suction press roll shell, made from duplex stainless steel “Alloy 86“, we used a combination of machining…

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How To Select Suction Roll Shell Material For Pulp And Paper Applications

January 6, 2022

There is a significant difference among suction roll shell alloys. When properly selected, the material will withstand the aggressive corrosive attacks of white-water chemistry and temperature, felt cleaning chemicals, machine speed, roll load, and cyclic stresses of operation. Sandusky brings you more suction roll shell specific manufacturing and metallurgical experience than any other company in…

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Sandusky International Roll Shell

Specialized Metal Alloys For Pulp & Paper Applications

January 6, 2022

For decades, MetalTek’s Sandusky International and Sandusky Limited Divisions have centrifugally cast, precisely machined, and expertly drilled suction roll shells. If you partner with MetalTek, you get suction roll shell materials developed through technical expertise of what works and what doesn’t. We offer multiple suction roll shell materials, from Alloy CA15 for mild environments to…

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The Case for Centrifugal Casting

The Case for Centrifugal Casting

December 10, 2021

Prices of materials such as copper and nickel continue to rise and pressure lead times. Thankfully, the centrifugal casting process is here to help buyers mitigate against this curve and protect their supply chains. For diameters of 14” (355 mm) or more it makes sense to use centrifugal castings from MetalTek instead of forgings, especially…

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Sand Casting Pattern

Tooling for Different Types of Casting Processes

November 23, 2021

Tooling is critical to the different metal casting processes that MetalTek uses to manufacture components for the world’s most demanding industries such as aerospace, defense, and petrochemical. Our metal castings must be efficient, precise, and innovative. They simply cannot fail – even in high-heat, high-wear, and high-corrosion environments.   Metal casting involves pouring molten metal…

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Why MetalTek Is The Right Choice

October 20, 2021

When a business is true to its values, it shows. Being a company with true purpose takes something beyond just a thoughtful mission statement or meaningful corporate giving. It takes a true commitment to Making A Lasting Difference. MetalTek’s Culture Employees at MetalTek start every one of our internal meetings with a ‘safety moment’. Before…

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Aerospace Rocket

What is NADCAP Certification, and Do You Need It?

October 6, 2021

Earning NADCAP certification means that a company has improved its processes to be a better supplier to Aerospace and Defense companies. Tina Dutcher and Jim Myers of MetalTek’s Wisconsin Investcast Division explain the importance of NADCAP – whether you are a foundry producing investment castings or centrifugal castings, or any other supplier to these highly…

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Sand Casting Being Poured

Benefits of Using Sand or Centrifugal Castings for Tooling Dies

October 3, 2021

What manufacturing process do you utilize for your hot forming and superplastic forming dies? Forgings, fabrications, castings, something else? As with many metal products, you have options at your disposal to manufacture forming dies, including the sand casting and centrifugal casting processes. Since every tooling die is different and has its own unique set of…

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Tooling And Forming Dies: Tips For Selecting The Best Alloy For Your Application

October 2, 2021

You have designed your tooling or forming die based on the finished part you need, and you know how you will manufacture the tool or die.  Perhaps you plan on utilizing MetalTek’s sand or centrifugal casting processes.  However, you need to determine the best alloy for your tooling or forming die.  Since every application is…

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Tooling For Fan Blades

3 Examples Using Metal Castings for Tooling in Aerospace Applications

October 1, 2021

Hot forming and superplastic forming dies are a tool used to form a material to a desired shape. This tool or die is usually made from specialized metals including H-Series stainless steel, Invar, or Inconel. Like most metal components, there are various ways to manufacture forming dies, including the sand casting and centrifugal casting processes.…

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