Shaped metal parts and metal stock. They are fabricated through various processes and available in many different forms and sizes.
Forgings and forged stock are metals and alloys that are thermo-mechanically pressed or forged into bars, rods, or other shapes.
Ingots and casting stock are metal and alloy product forms designed for foundry work, die casting, investment casting, and other metal casting applications.
Metal balls are rolling, spherical elements that exhibit greater strength and toughness than plastic and ceramic balls. They have a sufficient hardness for many industrial ball applications, and most products are electrically conductive. Some steel, nickel, and cobalt balls can be magnetized. Metal balls made from certain alloys can also provide corrosion resistance and refractory resistance.
Metal billets, metal slabs, and metal blooms are large, massive blocks or rounds that are produced from a primary metal or during a recycling process. They are used as raw materials or feedstock in extrusion, forging, rolling, and other metal-processing operations.
Castings and cast stock are metals, alloys, polymers and other materials that are cast into bar, rod, angle, channel, tee, or other shapes.
Metal extrusions are metals or alloys that are extruded into bars, rods, angles, channels, tees, or other profile shapes. Examples of the metals and alloys that can be extruded are lead, tin, aluminum, copper, titanium, zinc, and steel.
Metal foils and foil stock are very thin, metal-mill products with a thickness that is usually less than 0.006 in. Copper foil and aluminum foil are the most common types of metal foils and foil stock.
Metal plates and metal plate stock includes metals and alloys in the form of blanks, flats, bars, plates, and sheet stock. Metal and alloy plates and plate stock are used in a variety of applications such as raw material feed for machining or forming of parts, flooring or floor fabrication, and building and construction materials.
Metal rod and bar stock are metals and alloys in the form of round bars or rod, square bars, rectangular or flat bars, hexagons, and other bar stock shapes.
Metal shapes and stock includes metals and alloys in the form of bars, rods, beams, plates, foils, and other standard shapes. Depending on the type of selection activity and application, a metal shape may be selected based on its material type or from specific mechanical properties relative to the service conditions.
Metal sheet is metal or alloy stock supplied or available in the form of sheet or foil. It has a thickness between 0.006" and 0.250", and a width of 24" (609.6 mm) or more.
Metal strip is narrow, thin stock that is usually 3/16 in. (4.76 mm) or less in thickness and under 24 in. (609.6 mm) in width. Metal strips are formed to precise thicknesses and/or width requirements.
Metal wires are flexible, typically cylindrical rods of metal. They are designed for carrying electricity and for bearing physical stresses and loads.
PV ribbon collects current from photovoltaic cells. PV tabbing or interconnect ribbon carries the current from the solar cells to the PV bus wire or PV busbar ribbon.
Rolled metals and drawn metals are metals and alloys that are rolled into sheets, plates, strips, foils, bars, rods, or other shapes. Rolling and drawing are the two different processes used to create these shapes.
Specialty metal shapes and stock consists of metals and alloys with an unlisted, specialized or proprietary shape or stock form.