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440 Stainless Steel

Posted by Adam Ascione on April 19, 2017

Often referred to as “razor-blade steel” due to its frequent use in the manufacture of razors and cutlery, grade 440 stainless steel provides high strength and moderate corrosion resistance. Extremely versatile, it’s used in a wide range of industries to create specialized, small-scale products and is available in various types: 440A, 440B, 440C, and 440F.

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Topics: stainless steel

Material Grades For Titanium Sheets

Posted by Adam Ascione on March 24, 2017

Extremely high-strength and lightweight, titanium is used across a wide range of industries. Its high tensile strength, low heat transfer, and ballistic properties make it particularly well suited for manufacturing applications.

Versatile and easily customizable, titanium sheets can be cut and stamped as needed to produce unique components and can also be bent and formed through heat treating.

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Topics: titanium, titanium sheets

Comparing Titanium, Nickel, Stainless Steel, and Aluminum Tubing

Posted by Adam Ascione on February 28, 2017

A leading tube and pipe supplier, Continental Steel has been proudly serving a wide range of industries for over 30 years. Over this time, we’ve become a top source for high-quality, commonly used industrial metal materials.

In most industries, the most frequently requested materials are aluminum, nickel, and titanium. Each featuring a unique set of properties and benefits, these high-performance metals can be used in a range of applications.

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Topics: stainless steel tubing, aluminum tubing, nickel tubing, titanium tubing

The Benefits of Aluminum Honeycomb in Aerospace Applications

Posted by Adam Ascione on February 15, 2017

In the aerospace industry, the most advanced, reliable materials are necessary to ensure optimal safety, longevity, and strength in demanding applications.

Aerospace materials must be lightweight to allow for optimal aerodynamics; strong to ensure the safety of pilots and passengers and to withstand the physical forces of flying; and heat resistant to ensure structural changes are kept to a minimum during the sudden and extreme temperature fluctuations that occur at both high-speed and high-altitude flight.

Honeycomb — particularly, aluminum honeycomb — can effectively meet all of the above requirements.

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

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

What is the Difference Between Hastelloy® and Incoloy®?

Posted by Adam Ascione on September 17, 2015

Hastelloy® and Incoloy® are both members of the “superalloy” family, also known as high-performance alloys. As such, they have several key characteristics in common. They both possess excellent mechanical strength, especially at high temperatures, and they are both highly resistant to corrosion and oxidation. However, there are also several important differences to note between these two superalloys, including their chemical composition, their weldability, and their suitability for different applications.

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Topics: high temp alloy, hastelloy, incoloy, high temperature alloys

All About Wire Gauges

Posted by Adam Ascione on September 8, 2015

Wire and Gauge

Wire — no matter its source metal — is measured in length and gauge. Higher gauge numbers refer to thinner wire, optimal for running long distances and maintaining conductivity. Lower gauge numbers refer to thicker wire, which can carry more amps at a time. Evaluating the needs of your project and familiarizing yourself with gauging systems will help ensure the right wire selection.

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Topics: wire, metal wire

The Construction Boom in Florida

Posted by Adam Ascione on April 10, 2015

After collapsing under the weight of the last great recession, the building trades in Florida are coming back strong. Construction activity is high across the entire state, with projects in South Florida leading the way. The current building boom is putting skilled workers back on the job. Furthermore, the type of building is spread between residential construction (37%) and commercial, educational and institutional buildings (15%).

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Topics: aluminum, carbon steel, construction, copper

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