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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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NADCAP Investment Casting

4 Examples When the Investment Casting (Lost Wax) Process Solved A Customer’s Problem

August 26, 2021

Think of a problem that you face in metal component design or application. MetalTek helps companies just like you solve problems every day. Here are just a few examples of when the investment casting (lost wax) process helped solve a problem, made a customer’s product better, or saved money. For questions regarding any of your…

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MetalTek International’s Safety Culture

June 28, 2021

MetalTek’s top priority is safety. Our safety culture is based on the ideas that safety is everyone’s responsibility and that all safety incidents are preventable. A recent safety milestone at MetalTek’s Carondelet Division is the latest example of MetalTek’s safety culture in action. Carondelet Passes 2.5 Million Hours Worked Without a Lost Time Safety Incident…

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MetalTek Announces Karen Loritz as Chief Financial Officer

June 7, 2021

Press Release MetalTek International, a leading global manufacturer of critical metal components that power, protect, and connect the world, today announced that Karen Loritz has been named Chief Financial Officer. “Karen brings to MetalTek invaluable experience leading finance teams and unique strategic knowledge to support MetalTek’s long-term growth objectives,” said E.J. Kubick, Chief Executive Officer…

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Bronze Casting

5 Examples of How the Centrifugal Casting Process Helped A Customer

March 11, 2021

Are you facing a problem with any of your metal components? Does your gut tell you there has to be a better way to manufacture them? Are you looking to make your products better and save time or money in the process?  The centrifugal casting process can potentially help. Here are just a few examples…

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Metal Casting Processes Compared: When to consider a specific process

December 1, 2020

What are the different types of metal casting processes and which casting process should you use to manufacture your metal part? These are common questions 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…

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MetalTek Alloys

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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MetalTek Alloys

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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