Metals/Materials Products

The metals/materials technology area has information on the most commonly used materials in metal fabrication ̶ carbon steels; stainless steels; high-strength, low-alloy steels (HSLAs); and the 6000 series aluminum ̶ and those that aren't as common, such as the red metals, refractory metals, titanium, and magnesium.

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Medical heat-treat process designed for 17-7 PH stainless steel

September 5, 2014

Solar Atmospheres has developed a three-step heat-treat process to austenite condition, in situ cool, and bright age harden 17-7 precipitation hardenable (PH) stainless steel in a vacuum furnace without breaking vacuum. This is desirable because it is difficult to keep 17-7 bright during the PH...

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Ferrous powders provide extreme wear resistance

July 24, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co. has introduced ferrous powders designed to extend steel’s capabilities in near-net-shape wear parts for highly abrasive environments. The alloys feature hardnesses higher than 1,400 HV, wear resistance of less than 10 mm3 volume loss, and spherical morphology that results in...

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Ferrous powders introduced for wear parts production

July 8, 2014

The NanoSteel® Co., a designer of nanostructured steel materials, has introduced a portfolio of ferrous powders designed to extend steel’s capabilities in near-net-shape wear parts for highly abrasive environments. These new alloys feature hardnesses of more than 1,400 HV, wear resistances below...

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Literature details tool steel characteristics, heat treatment options

July 1, 2014

A new six-page brochure from Dayton Progress Corp. details the properties of common tool steels to help users make the best selection for a specific application. Wear resistance, toughness, and compressive strength are highlighted. The brochure also details the heat-treating processes, including...

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Milling grade coated to increase cutting-edge toughness

May 8, 2014

Widia Products Group offers the WK15CM Victory™ grade for face mills, shoulder mills, and copy mills with dedicated geometries for cast-iron milling. A fine-grained alumina layer helps increase wear resistance by improving coating integrity at elevated speeds. A proprietary postcoat...

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Corrosion-resistant materials designed for laser sintering

April 2, 2014

EOS has introduced titanium Ti64ELI and stainless steel 316L for additive manufacturing, designed for processing on the manufacturer’s EOSINT M 280 metal laser sintering system. The titanium light metal alloy is corrosion-resistant and biocompatible. Parts made of this material have a...

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High-strength steel tubing designed for hydraulic systems

March 31, 2014

Plymouth Tube has introduced HS-50 High Pressure Hydraulic Tubing™. According to the company, the high-strength tubing is designed to allow for increased system pressure while minimizing costs. The tubing features a minimum yield strength of 50,000 PSI and a 30 percent minimum...

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Material verification provided through classic, advanced processes

February 13, 2014

Keighley Labs’ chemical analysis department offers material verification services to aerospace manufacturers, the energy sector, rail industry, foundries, plating companies, galvanizers, component importers, and general engineers. In addition to classic wet chemistry, the company employs...

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Stainless steel product line expanded

February 7, 2014

Rolled Alloys has announced the expansion of its 17-4 stainless steel product line, including rounds, plate, and welding consumables. The company now offers the round bar in sizes from 0.1875 to 12 in. dia. in standard lengths or cut to size. Multiple heat-treatment conditions also are...

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Corrosion inhibitor designed for use in aqueous circulating systems

December 5, 2013

Chemtool Inc.'s RPAM 700 is a synthetic, water-dilutable corrosion inhibitor/corrosion preventive based on a blend of amine-surfactant chemistries. It is recommended for use in aqueous circulating system applications that require one to six months of indoor protection of ferrous and nonferrous...

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Mobile separation plants recover ferrous, nonferrous materials

November 15, 2013

Steinert US has unveiled a series of four mobile processing plants that allow for precise recovery anywhere a power source and fairly level ground can be found. Enabling downstream material processing almost anywhere, the units can be combined with an AEI bivi-TEC mobile screen for a complete...

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Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC - TheFabricator.com

Low-odor rust blocker features low VOC

November 5, 2013

Dri Touch® Amber Low-VOC from Birchwood Technologies is a rust blocker with low VOC and almost no odor. Rated for 96 to 120 hours salt spray and 600+ hours of humidity protection, the rust blocker meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a flash point of...

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Heat-, corrosion-resistant material designed for additive manufacturing - TheFabricator.com

Heat-, corrosion-resistant material designed for additive manufacturing

October 21, 2013

EOS has expanded its portfolio of metal materials for additive manufacturing with the introduction of EOS NickelAlloy HX. The heat- and corrosion-resistant nickel-chrome-iron-molybdenum alloy delivers high strength and resistance to oxidation, even at high temperatures. This makes it suitable...

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Corrosion protection paper includes moisture barrier - TheFabricator.com

Corrosion protection paper includes moisture barrier

October 9, 2013

Using patented, recyclable, and repulpable technology, Cortec® has produced VpCI®-144 multimetal moisture-barrier, corrosion-inhibiting paper. The paper is an environmentally safe alternative to polyethylene and wax papers, with water vapor barrier properties that are comparable to...

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Guide gives design recommendations for large structural stainless steel sections

October 3, 2013

AISC has published "Design Guide No. 27, Structural Stainless Steel," which provides U.S. design recommendations for large structural stainless steel sections. Previously no guidance existed for heavier sections, meaning that building enforcement officials had to approve each application...

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