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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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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Tablets offer two years of anticorrosion protection

August 27, 2013

Cortec® has introduced Cor-Pak® Tablets, a corrosion preventive in pill form. The pills provide a dry method of protecting metals within a package. Using vapor-phase corrosion inhibitor (VpCI®) technology, the tablets provide more than two years of corrosion protection for carbon and stainless...

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Hands-free UV-A LED light source suitable for yoke inspection -

Hands-free UV-A LED light source suitable for yoke inspection

July 22, 2013

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the EK-3000 EagleEye™ UV-A/white light LED inspection kit for magnetic particle inspection. It enables NDT inspectors to detect fluorescent flaws in ferrous materials. This portable kit features a compact, battery-operated inspection lamp. It has two...

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Metalworking fluid inhibits bacterial problems

July 10, 2013

Lubricut 1117 from Chemtool Inc. is a chlorine-free, semisynthetic-based metalworking fluid designed for daily and general applications with aluminum and ferrous alloys. It is formulated for lubricity, wetting, multimetal corrosion prevention, and biostatic protection. The emulsifier and...

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Catalog highlights new springs, mechanical coil spring struts

June 10, 2013

Associated Spring Raymond has released a new edition of the SPEC® catalog of stock springs and spring washers. It features new 316SS springs, exotic-alloy springs, disc springs, and Gen-II m-Struts®. The inventory includes more than 100 million compression, extension, torsion, and constant-force...

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Wear-resistant steels available in heavier thicknesses

June 6, 2013

Ruukki now offers Raex wear-resistant special steel in thicknesses from 0.08 to 3.15 in. The thicker steels can be used to manufacture parts for heavy machinery and equipment designed for excavation, loading, transporting, and crushing ore in mines. The thinner grades are suitable for use in the...

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High-strength, wear-resistant special steels available in tubes, hollow sections

May 29, 2013

Ruukki has developed special steels for applications in which tubes or hollow sections are required. Raex 400 wear-resistant steel's martensitic, homogenous microstructure throughout the tube wall helps to provide long life for wearing parts. The cold-formed steel tube is nearly three times harder...

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Precomponent blanks help reduce customer swarf -

Precomponent blanks help reduce customer swarf

May 23, 2013

Ovako has developed a line of precomponents machined from steel bar in various finishes and sizes. The material can be supplied to customers close to the final component size, helping to reduce transport costs and ensure that most of the swarf generated in machining remains at the steel mill....

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App aids tool steel selection

May 1, 2013

Lindquist Steels has introduced a Tool Steel Selection Guide app for mobile devices. Its build function allows users to search several hundred common applications and choose the material that best fits their production needs. Whether it be a forming die, a rifle barrel, or an injection mold...

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Chromium carbide materials resist abrasive wear -

Chromium carbide materials resist abrasive wear

April 9, 2013

Kjellberg offers the Fidur line of products, which includes cladded standard and special sheets, ready-to-install parts, and flux-cored wires for surface welding. Fidur 10/65, 10/65V, and 10/65W are chromium carbide materials that resist abrasive wear. Standard surface-welded sheets can be...

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Abrasion-resistant steel stocked for next-day delivery

April 4, 2013

Central Steel & Wire Co. has added 14 sizes of AR 200 sheet and plate, including material stocked and processed to customer-specific specifications, for next-day delivery. The abrasion-resistant carbon-manganese steel is intended for moderate-wear applications such as cement mixer drums and...

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Tubes offered in ODs as thin as thread -

Tubes offered in ODs as thin as thread

February 18, 2013

Goodfellow Corp. offers very-small-OD tubes in a variety of materials. The company can produce tubes in 99.95 percent gold with an OD as small as 0.006 in., in lengths from inches to large production runs. The company also has 37 other pure metal, alloy, and polymer ultrathin tubes with ODs up...

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New large sizes added to HSS product line

February 18, 2013

Atlas Tube, a division of JMC Steel Group, has expanded its Jumbo HSS product line with two new sizes of square hollow structural sections. In addition to offering sections in wall thicknesses of 0.500 to 0.875 in., the company now offers 18- and 20-in.-square HSS in 0.375-in. wall thickness....

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On-site repair product suitable for high loads

January 9, 2013

Diamant Coating Systems has introduced Multimetal Steel 1018, a repair product that combines high compressive strength, vibration damping, and long-term corrosion protection. The product was developed in Germany for the repair of steel and steel-composite bridges. It provides high compressive and...

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Copper alloy serves as beryllium-copper alternative

November 14, 2012

Ampco Metal has introduced AMPCOLOY® 944, a new copper-nickel-silicone-chromium alloy developed as an alternative to beryllium copper for industrial applications requiring a combination of strength and high thermal conductivity. It provides an average hardness of 28 HRC and thermal conductivity of...

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