Description

 

Specialty metal shapes and stock consists of metals and alloys with an unlisted, specialized, or proprietary shape or stock form.

 

Material

 

Specialty metal shapes and stock can be manufactured in a wide variety of metal in both small and large quantities including carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, and rare and specialty metals.

 

Form

 

Specialty metal shapes and stock are manufactured in bar, tube, structural, sheet, and plate. They can be cut to detailed specifications, including roll formed shapes, specialty extrusions, specialty contour castings, roll compacted shapes, and specialty forgings or forged shapes.

 

Common profiles or stock forms include:

 Specialty Metal Shapes and Stock Information

  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Angle
  • Channel
  • Tee
  • Beam
  • Plate
  • Rod
  • Bar
  • Strip
  • Wire
  • Foil
  • Ingot
  • Billet
  • Slab

 Specialty metal shapes and stock can be made through:

 

  • Roll forming
  • Extusion
  • Continuous casting
  • Roll compacting powder metals
  • Forging
  • Machining
  • Grinding
  • Punching
  • Cutting
  • Shearing

Processing Services

 

Specialty metal shapes and stock processing services including:

 Specialty Metal Shapes and Stock Information

  • Cut-to-length and multi-blanking
  • Coil-to-sheet tension leveling
  • Slitting
  • Edging
  • Shearing
  • First stage configured blanking
  • Pickling
  • Cold rolling
  • Annealing
  • Plasma and oxyfuel plate burning
  • Bar and extrusion sawing
  • Aluminum plate sawing

Features

 

Specialty metal shapes and stock include profiles with specialized features such as:

 

  • Masts
  • Frames
  • Heat sinks
  • Hand rails
  • Guard rails
  • Window frames
  • Door frames
  • Structural members
  • Louvers
  • Conduit
  • Electrical strut
  • Hat channels
  • Drawer slides
  • U-channels
  • Filter channels
  • Fence post
  • Drum rings
  • Unequal leg channels
  • DIN channels

Cost

 

Specialty metal shapes and stock utilize accurate and consistent parts and precise machining of the tools to create skilled metal forming. Specialty metal shapes and stock costs can by reduced by eliminating secondary operations by performing them in-line with a combination of computerized punching, contouring, and welding.

 

Applications

 

Specialty metal shapes and stock are used in the steel industry and cater to the aircraft and aerospace industry, airplane repair and manufacturing industries, OEM's, tool shops, ship repair, naval manufacturers, and ship building yards.

 

Additional specialty metal shapes and stock applications include:

 

  • Electronic components
  • Vehicle sub-assemblies
  • Architectural structures
  • Appliances
  • Furniture
  • Computers
  • Automotive components

Standards

 

Specialty metal shapes and stock utilizes technologically advanced equipment that is certified to AS 9100, TS 16949, ISO 9001-2000, and ISO 14000 standards.

 

NAVISTAR CEMS A-6 P1 - This specification covers cold-rolled (CR) and hot-rolled (HR) Low Carbon Steel, as well as Dent- Resistant, Structural (SS), High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA), Ultra-High Strength (UHSS), and other high-strength steel types, in the form of flat-rolled sheet/plate/bar and structural shapes.

 

ASTM A276 - This specification covers hot-finished or cold-finished bars except bars for reforging (Note 1). It includes rounds, squares, and hexagons, and hot-rolled or extruded shapes, such as angles, tees, and channels in the more commonly used types of stainless steels.

 

References

 

Image Credits:

 

Mott Corporation | ClarkDietrich