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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Robot vision system option available

September 12, 2006

FANUC Robotics America has introduced the iRVision™ integrated robot vision option for the company's R-J3iC controller.The ready-to-use vision system has a 2-D robot guidance tool to conduct...

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Cold-rolled stainless steel suitable for ethanol tanks, vessels

August 8, 2006

Oly-Flatbrite® continuous mill plate from Olympic Steel is flat, smooth, and easy to fabricate, the manufacturer says.The stainless steel is produced by a new, propriety cold-rolled, roll-grinding...

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Isotropic steel suitable for high-loads, equalized strength requirements

July 11, 2006

Ovako has enhanced the purity of its IQ (isotropic-quality) steel, allowing it to be used for parts that are subjected to high loads and where equalized strength is required in all areas of the...

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Custom tubes and rods available

June 13, 2006

Marshall Mfg. Co. offers custom-manufactured surgical tubes and rods with burr-free custom slots, notches, cross holes, and multiple angles made with high-precision wire EDM processes.The process has...

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Tempered steel designed to reduce deformation, stress cracking, brittleness

June 13, 2006

Blue Blade Steel says its tempered steel provides consistent, bendable, pliable materials and characteristics that help eliminate product failure from deformation, stress cracking, and brittleness.The...

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Friction material is nonabrasive

December 13, 2005

Tribco Inc. has developed a 100 percent Kevlar® fiber composite friction material for brake and clutch plates, brake pads, and shoes.Patented as Braketex® and Clutchtex®, the facings are...

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Sizing lubricant formulated for sintered metal applications

September 13, 2005

Houghton Intl. offers Houghto-Size 7048, a sizing lubricant that contains no chlorine or sulfur additives specially formulated for ferrous powdered (sintered) metal applications.A suitable replacement...

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Tungsten carbide designed for low-impact wear parts

September 13, 2005

Cerbide Inc. has introduced Cerbide™, a polycrystalline tungsten carbide material for manufacturing low-impact wear parts.According to the company, the combined properties of ceramics and...

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Nonionic emulsifier is environmentally friendly

August 9, 2005

Degussa has introduced TAGAT® V20, an environmentally friendly, vegetable-based, nonionic emulsifier for metalworking that requires no hazard warning labels and does not irritate the...

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