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Big News from Continental Steel & Tube

Posted by Don Ascione on June 18, 2014

We are very excited to announce the launch of the brand new and improved ContinentalSteel.com! This website is the product of much time and many resources, and we're extremely proud of the results. 

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Topics: metal standards, Quality Management System, new website, ISO, ISO 9001:2008, Continental Steel

Tesla Motors Fights Fire with Titanium

Posted by Don Ascione on April 22, 2014


On the way to becoming an overnight sensation, something funny happened to the Tesla Motor Co. in the last couple of years. Three of its highly touted Model S sedans caught fire in on-road accidents, raising the specter of something dangerous lurking in the electric cars’ motors. Upon further examination, however, investigators found that the cause of the accidents was the undercarriage of Tesla vehicles striking metal debris on the road, which punctured the aluminum shielding designed to protect the sedan’s lithium-ion battery packs, causing something called “thermal runaway.”  

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Topics: titanium, metal standards, Racing, Automotive Industry

What Are Metal Standards and Why Are They Important?

Posted by Don Ascione on December 2, 2013


Discerning engineers give great consideration to selecting the best and most appropriate material for construction of component metals.

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Topics: metals, metal standards, Continental Steel

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