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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Stainless steel U-handles suitable for welding

April 29, 2015

J.W. Winco Inc. offers GN 425.3 stainless steel cabinet U-handles with no mounting threads. Available in metric sizes, the RoHS-compliant handles are designed for applications that require the handle to be welded or for applications that require special threads or holes for mounting. The...

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Structural steel offers high strength with light weight

April 28, 2015

SSAB has introduced Strenx high-strength structural steel. It is designed for applications in which structural strength and weight savings are key competitive factors, such as the lifting, handling, and transportation industries. It also is suitable for use in agricultural machinery, the frames of...

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Pretreatment system made for mixed-metal applications

April 27, 2015

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced the Versabond™ pretreatment system, a kinetic-efficient zinc-phosphate pretreatment formulation that helps improve the corrosion resistance of mixed-metal substrates. Based on proprietary hypernucleation technology, the system...

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Mobile app lets users check on alloy orders

April 24, 2015

Rolled Alloys has announced the release of its new mobile app, raMobileConnect®, available at both the Apple® and Google Play® app stores. The app enables customers to download material test reports on the company’s stainless steel, nickel, cobalt, and titanium alloys, as well as check on...

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Carbon fiber-reinforced polymer bonds to steel pipe to enhance strength

April 20, 2015

Milliken Infrastructure Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Co., has partnered with Nippon Steel & Sumikin Materials Co. Ltd. Composites Co. to introduce Strand Sheet® carbon fiber technology to the North American market. The product comprises hundreds of factory-made carbon fiber/epoxy...

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Perforated stainless steel has holes smaller than overall material thickness

April 14, 2015

Accurate Perforating and Metal Fabricating offers SuperPerfperforated stainless steel with holes smaller than the overall material thickness. The perforations are offered in numerous 60-degree staggered orientation patterns. The product serves as an alternative to punching, waterjet cutting,...

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Fabricated, machined refractory metal parts offered

April 7, 2015

Admat Inc., Norristown, Pa., has enhanced its product portfolio to include machined and fabricated parts by partnering with a number of skilled and specialized fabricators. Metals include tantalum, niobium, tungsten, molybdenum, and titanium. The firm also provides raw mill products such as...

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Superalloy powders designed for additive manufacturing applications

March 18, 2015

Oerlikon Metco has expanded its materials portfolio with superalloy powders designed for applications in laser-based and electron-beam additive manufacturing processes. The superalloy materials offer strength and corrosion resistance at high temperatures. The company’s current powder...

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Tubing provides same hardness and toughness as wear plate

January 30, 2015

SSAB has introduced Hardox Tube 500. It provides the same hardness and toughness as Hardox wear plate, but in circular form. The tubing is suitable for applications that require light weight and high wear resistance. It is available from stock in diameters from 3.5 to 5.24 in. and varying...

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Metal separation product selection guide released

January 12, 2015

Eriez® has published a new metal separation product selection guide. The eight-page brochure is available online for immediate download and also offered in hard copy format. The literature features the company’s line of magnetic separators and metal detectors. It is divided into 12 equipment...

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Side guide system helps reduce maintenance in down coiler areas of hot strip mills

January 8, 2015

With the newly developed Eco Slide Disc system, Siemens Metals Technologies offers operators of hot strip mills a side guide system that can be adapted to nearly all existing entry guides. According to the manufacturer, the system elongates the lifetime of wear parts up to 10 times compared to...

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Flexible waveguide tubing suitable for satellite applications

November 24, 2014

A.T. Wall Co. offers flexible waveguide tubing and waveguide components for satellite applications and other airborne and space systems. Products include seamless flexible waveguide, flexible twistable waveguide, flexible waveguide, and semiflexible waveguide. In addition to tubing, the company...

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Third edition of duplex fabrication brochure published

November 13, 2014

The International Molybdenum Association (IMOA) has published the third edition of “Practical Guidelines for the Fabrication of Duplex Stainless Steels.” Significantly revised and updated from the second edition published in 2009, the brochure includes a new chapter on weld overlay, new grades,...

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Steel offers guaranteed flatness after laser cutting

November 4, 2014

SSAB has introduced Laser Plus, a new generation of steels for laser cutting that comes with a guaranteed maximum flatness deviation of 3 mm/m after laser cutting and a bending radius of 0 to 1.5x material thickness. These features make it possible to meet the most challenging requirements in...

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Aluminum alloy offers high strength, corrosion resistance

October 21, 2014

Aleris offers a new 7017 aluminum alloy in North America for commercial plate and defense applications. According to the company, the materials offer high strength, weldability, and resistance to corrosion and stress-corrosion cracking. Fusion welds of the plate have exhibited excellent...

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