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"2015" is a comprehensive outlook at the metals and metalworking industry into the near future. Clearly, a recovery is underway and events may be happening sooner than originally predicted when this... (View Full Article)
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The term tensile strength refers to the amount of tensile (stretching) stress a material can withstand before breaking or failing. The ultimate tensile strength of a material is calculated by dividing... (View Full Article)
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As the chromium content rises in any stainless steel, so does its resistance to corrosion. Of course, getting the proper mix of ingredients is only one small part of forging truly corrosion-resistant... (View Full Article)
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A good forge shop should be able to get you every possible shape of all the stainless steel varieties you need. That means more than just the standard forms that so many shops offer nowadays--plates,... (View Full Article)
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SteeLog is a metallurgical dictionary on more than 5,000 terms used in the metals and metalworking industries. You may search for a particular term or click on a letter of the alphabet to view all the... (View Full Article)
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Specialized alloys make it possible for the aerospace industry to produce high-performance parts such as jet engine and airframes. These components must be able to withstand high pressure, intense... (View Full Article)
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Alloy 42 is a family of nickel iron alloys, suitable for joining to ceramic chips in electronic circuits, as well as glass-to-metal joining applications such as leaded windows and cathode tubes. It is... (View Full Article)
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Aluminum alloys are materials made up of two or more metals. They are designed with specific purposes in mind, usually by industries that have requirements for their components. Some alloys were... (View Full Article)
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To find the best alloys for use in ballistic applications, there is no better resource than All Metals & Forge. All Metals & Forge is the metals industry's leading supplier of high quality steel... (View Full Article)
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When austenitics aren't strong enough and martensitics do not provide enough corrosion resistance, there is custom 450 steel. This powerful stainless steel splits the difference between the two,... (View Full Article)
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Based on our latest steel distributor survery, overall service center order activity in the month of November fell 1.4% on a year over year basis compared to 2.2% growth in October. On a sequential... (View Full Article)
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Many nickel-based steel alloys exhibit high resistance to corrosion, and Hastelloy is one of the best. In addition to outstanding resistance to all manner of pitting and cracking, parts made of this... (View Full Article)
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High temperature strength and exceptional corrosion resistance make Haynes® 188 cobalt steel is a top choice for applications in gas turbines and other high-temp environments. The addition of... (View Full Article)
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High nickel alloys tend to be comprised almost entirely of nickel, such as the wrought grades Nickel 200 and 201, each of which is over 99 percent pure. Alloys such as these tend to be resistant to... (View Full Article)
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Incoloy alloys, including Incoloy 800 and Incoloy 825, are highly sought after due to their ability to resist both oxidization and carbonization in high-temperature settings. The majority of Incoloy... (View Full Article)
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Inconel alloys are generally known for their resistance to oxidation and their ability to maintain their structural integrity in high temperature atmospheres. There are several Inconel alloys that are... (View Full Article)
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Invar alloys are widely known and utilized because they exhibit a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) that is close to zero. The fact that Invar maintains this low CTE over room temperature has... (View Full Article)
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Magnesium is the lightest of the commonly used metals. Its versatility and abundance make it one of the most popular metals, and variations of magnesium alloys are used in almost every major industry... (View Full Article)
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Maraging 250 is an 18 percent nickel steel that has been strengthened with cobalt. Maraging 250, like all maraging steels, goes through an aging process that forces the metal to cool from its molten... (View Full Article)
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Overall end market activity in March continues to be lackluster, averaging 0.8% growth over the same quarter last year compared to 1% in February and .4% in January. On a sequential basis, demand... (View Full Article)
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The majority of leading metals distributors around the world work with an inventory of both common and hard-to-find metals and alloys. Most of these companies have a selection of shapes and sizes... (View Full Article)
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This utility gives the user the ability to convert Length, Area, Volume, Weight and temperature into the various measurement systems from around the world. From metric to English measurements and also... (View Full Article)
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Molybdenum is generally alloying element with steel in order to make that steel stronger. In fact, when molybdenum is added to even small steel concentrations, the result is an ultra-high-strength... (View Full Article)
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Companies in the marine, oil, and chemical processing industries use a great deal of Monel in their machinery. Monel is a nickel alloy, prized for its strength and ability to resist corrosion. Its... (View Full Article)
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Nickel 200 is one of the many specialty metals in stock at All Metals & Forge. It is available from their steel service center in over a dozen pre-cut shapes, with each shape offered in a number of... (View Full Article)
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The nickel-chromium alloy Nimonic is offered in a couple of different grades from All Metals & Forge. Unlike some of their competitors, All Metal & Forge is more than willing to special order grades... (View Full Article)
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All Metals & Forge carries two types of Nitralloy: Nitralloy 135 and Nitralloy 135m. Nitralloys are a group of metals that were specifically designed for a hardening process called "nitriding." This... (View Full Article)
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All Metals & Forge is a leading supplier of specialty stainless steel products and services to companies in the aerospace, oil, chemical, defense, and metalworking industries (among others). They hold... (View Full Article)
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All Metals & Forge is a leader in the steel alloy supply industry. Their excellent products and services have garnered them ISO9001:2000 and AS9100 certification, as well as a stellar reputation with... (View Full Article)
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This calculator allows you to determine the approximate weight of your raw material using the density factor for the metal family selected and the dimensions of the shape (round bar, flat bar, square... (View Full Article)
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All Metals & Forge (AM&F) is a supplier of titanium alloys to industries around the globe. Through its open die forging facilities, AM&F supplies titanium flat bars and blocks with maximum widths of... (View Full Article)
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As the name implies, tool steel refers to a number of different high speed, carbon, and alloy steels that are used to make tools. Desirable features in tool steel include toughness, wear resistance,... (View Full Article)
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Tungsten is a heavy metal that can be classified as a refractory metal, i.e., one with a high melting point. Refractory metals can be useful for their strength at high temperatures and their... (View Full Article)
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The Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Material Overview is used at All Metals & Forge as a training tool so that staff members gain an understanding of the metal families of their respective properties.... (View Full Article)
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As with the cultural history of man, the history of metals springs from the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates, one called Mesopotamia. The earliest signs of metalworking date back to about... (View Full Article)
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This International Metals Specifications Cross-Reference database compares the World's ferrous and nonferrous metal alloys as classified in the 58 systems of 36 countries.... (View Full Article)
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Shows chart with metal Machinability Ratings for reference.... (View Full Article)
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Some executives, such as U.S. Steel CEO John Surma, insist there will be increased demand for flat-rolled steel in North America this quarter. But he may be whistling in the wind since he ha admitted... (View Full Article)
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Quick Reference to periodic table - noting Alkali Metals, Transition Metals, Alkali Earth Metals, etc...... (View Full Article)