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Monel in the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Adam Ascione on September 30, 2016

Monel, a nickel-copper alloy formulated in the 1900s, has become an essential material for engineers due to its combination of performance and workability.

Adaptable to casting, welding, and both hot and cold working, the alloy has become popular for use in many applications and industries.

Monel is generally comprised of roughly 68% nickel and 29% copper, while the remaining variables can see adjustments in order to create different grades including Monel 400, Monel 401, Monel 404, Monel K-500, and Monel R-405 for unique applications

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Topics: nickel alloy, metals, monel, nickel and high temp alloy, aerospace metals

Supplies and Fabrication Services from One Source

Posted by Adam Ascione on May 10, 2016

When sourcing large-scale structural fabrication projects, the options for material procurement can seem almost endless.

The rapid growth of internet and e-commerce options has heightened this overwhelming marketplace further, offering what seems like an unlimited number of domestic and global suppliers.

Continental Steel & Tube wants to be your solution on your fabrication jobs.

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Topics: Fabrication Services

Nickel and High Temperature Alloy Highlight

Posted by Adam Ascione on March 30, 2016

Continental Steel & Tube Company can provide a broad range of alloy materials to suit your industrial needs. Known as your “Hard-To-Find Metals Specialist,” we proudly run several distribution centers at locations around the country to ensure unsurpassed speed, quality, and reliability with our material deliveries for applications across a range of industries.

We offer a variety of standard and specialty materials, as well as forging services, at cost-effective prices. To properly reflect our broad material offerings, we’ve updated our catalog and added new nickel and high temperature alloys: 

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Topics: nickel alloy, metals, nickel and high temp alloy

A Guide to Aluminum Use in the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Don Ascione on March 10, 2016

Last fall, we examined the extensive role aluminum plays in the aerospace industry and how its unique properties provide abundant benefits for aircraft applications. The use of aluminum enables manufacturing companies to satisfy stringent aerospace standards at lower costs.

When compared with steel, another important material used for aerospace applications, the advantages of aluminum are apparent.

While steel is used for applications where strength is essential, aluminum provides important benefits that cannot be achieved with steel. Aluminum is lighter in weight, provides excellent corrosion resistance and delivers the strength required for many aircraft components.

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Topics: Aerospace Applications, aluminum, metals, coated steel

Titanium in the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Don Ascione on February 3, 2016

Titanium is a lightweight, yet strong, uniquely versatile metal.

These characteristics make titanium a preferred choice for use in the aerospace industry. By their very nature, aerospace applications demand parts that are both very light and extremely strong.

The lighter an object is, the easier it is to make it airborne; at the same time, passengers and cargo require protection from the high speeds and altitudes, so strength is also an important factor. Aerospace industry applications present a unique problem, and titanium is a uniquely qualified solution.

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Topics: metals, steel, coated steel

All About Coated Products

Posted by Don Ascione on January 20, 2016

Simply put, a coated product is any metal product, typically steel, that has been galvanized or otherwise coated by another protective material. These coatings enhance products' resistance to corrosion and other forms of wear, thereby reducing the need for upkeep and replacement. This includes steel plates, pipes, tubes, bars, wire, and more.

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Topics: metals, steel, coated steel

What Makes a "Pump Shaft Quality" Stainless Steel Bar?

Posted by Don Ascione on December 1, 2015

Pump shafts are stainless steel bars that can vary in shape depending on the pump application.  These bars, however, are manufactured to a higher standard than common steel bars.  Elevated requirements come from a variety of factors:

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Topics: stainless steel, buying steel bar, steel bar

Titanium Dioxide: How a Roof Coating Can Help Lower Air Pollution

Posted by Don Ascione on November 3, 2015

The topic of air pollution has become a central discussion point in today’s world. In the wake of present environmental issues, many people continue to look for effective ways to ameliorate the pollution harming the atmosphere. And while the task of alleviating air toxins is ordinarily allotted to plants and trees, new studies have shown that titanium dioxide roof tiles can help break down nitrogen oxides and remove it from the air.

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Topics: titanium, titanium distributor

Aluminum in the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Don Ascione on October 15, 2015

Aluminum is one of the most common metals in the world, with an expansive influence that touches lives every day. From covering dinner in the oven to providing structural elements of an aircraft, aluminum‘s light weight and high strength make it ideal for many applications

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Topics: Aerospace Applications, aluminum

Copper in the Medical Industry

Posted by Don Ascione on October 6, 2015

When a patient checks into a hospital, they expect to be given care that helps them overcome the illness or injury that they are suffering. For many, however, the reality is that they will endure some form of infection that was contracted in the hospital itself.
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Topics: industries, copper, medical

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