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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.   Mechanical Properties of Red Brass – 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…

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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. Nickel Aluminum Bronze Material Properties – Why select this material Alloys of both the aluminum bronze family and the nickel aluminum bronze…

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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

What is the Near-Net Shape Manufacturing Process? 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…

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Material Applications: Alternative Corrosion Resistant Materials

December 1, 2020

Coatings of various types are often used to enhance corrosion resistance in metals when metallic properties like strength or durability are needed for the application. There are, of course, also non-metallic solutions often used to protect against corrosion.  As with most alternative corrosion materials, there are advantages and disadvantages associated with each. Ceramics Ceramics are…

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What Is Pitting Resistance Equivalency Number (PREn)?

December 1, 2020

The Pitting Resistance Equivalency Number (PREn) is an objective way to do an initial comparison of the relative resistance to corrosion of various metals. It is based on a calculation that considers the weight percentage of alloying elements. Pren Number Formula: PREn = % Cr + (3.3 x % Mo) + (30 x % N)…

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Nickel: Where Does It Come From?

December 1, 2020

Because of its strength, toughness, and resistance to corrosion, nickel is a key component of stainless steels.  In fact, the majority of the world’s nickel is consumed in the creation of stainless steel. Where Does Nickel Come From? Most materials don’t just “appear” but, in a way, some of the nickel on earth has done just…

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Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steel

December 1, 2020

Precipitation hardening steels have high strength and weight ratio making them an ideal material for a range of applications. The need for stainless steels that would combine the excellent corrosion resistance of the austenitic types with the ability to be hardened by heat treatment led to the development of a family of stainless steels known…

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MetalTek’s Wisconsin Centrifugal Division Reaches Two Million Hours Without A Lost Time Incident

November 30, 2020

Press Release May 31, 2017 METALTEK WISCONSIN CENTRIFUGAL REACHES TWO MILLION HOUR SAFETY MILESTONE WAUKESHA, WISCONSIN – MetalTek International announced today that its Wisconsin Centrifugal Division has surpassed two million man hours worked without a lost time incident at their operations located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This safety record at MetalTek’s Waukesha site has extended well…

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Rod Anderson Named Vice President – Sales and Marketing of MetalTek International

November 30, 2020

Press Release January 4, 2017 Rod Anderson Named Vice President – Sales and Marketing of MetalTek International MetalTek International has promoted Rod Anderson into the new position of Vice President – Sales and Marketing. In this position, Mr. Anderson will oversee all global field sales and Marketing functions for the diverse manufacturer.  That includes supporting…

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