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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

Subsea Applications of Nickel Alloys

Posted by Don Ascione on April 29, 2015

It is critical for piping systems in subsea applications to maintain their reliability and integrity. When selecting the material for these systems, you need to optimize investment and operational costs, in a way that Life Cycle Costs (LCC) are minimized while providing acceptable safety and reliability.

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Topics: monel, nickel alloys, inconel

Does Welding or Fabricating Nickel Alloys Affect Corrosion Resistance?

Posted by Adam Ascione on September 15, 2014

Maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) teams can especially attest that MRO processes are being increasingly upgraded and updated with new, specialized materials. As new construction methods take hold, new challenges are being introduced to mechanical, plumbing, or electrical device maintenance and replacement.

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Topics: Aerospace Applications, hastelloy, incoloy, monel, monel 400, monel 405, nickel alloys, monel k500

Corrosive Resistance in Various Nickel Alloys

Posted by Adam Ascione on August 28, 2014

The rapid pace of advancement in technology has introduced new approaches to traditional applications. As new systems are developed, and existing systems are upgraded, a variety of nickel based alloys are being used to bring about enhanced performance. For the MRO faced with working with these materials, it is important to first have a good understanding their characteristics and composition.

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Topics: Aerospace Applications, hastelloy, incoloy, monel, nickel alloys

What is Monel's Temperature Range?

Posted by Don Ascione on August 11, 2014

When a company lists an alloy as “high-temperature” what exactly does that mean? This may not seem that important but it is in fact a critical question to be considered and to answer. Misjudging temperature thresholds can spell disaster, for both safety and your bottom line. In this article we will look at the popular high-temperature alloy, Monel, and try to answer the question “How hot can Monel get?”

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Topics: monel, monel 400, monel 405, nickel alloys, monel k500, high temperature alloys

All About Monel®, Part Three: What is Monel® Made of?

Posted by Don Ascione on March 27, 2014

In our two previous blog posts, we looked at the corrosion resistance and weldability of Monel®—two of the reasons why it is often the alloy of choice for applications that depend on these features. Here, we will take a look at the third most common question we receive about it:

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Topics: Nickel-Copper alloy, monel

All About Monel®, Part Two: Can you Weld Monel®?

Posted by Don Ascione on March 20, 2014

In our previous blog post, we began our discussion of Monel® and its characteristics, specifically talking about its excellent corrosion resistance. Here, we will answer the second of the three frequent questions we receive about the metal:

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Topics: Nickel-Copper alloy, Welding, monel

All about Monel®, Part One: Does Monel® Corrode/Rust?

Posted by Don Ascione on March 10, 2014

One of the metals that we receive many inquiries about is Monel®, and we’d like to take this opportunity to begin the first of a three-part series, providing information on Monel and answering the three most frequent questions we hear.As leading distributors of high-quality metals for over two decades, we have many new clients who come to us to supply their varying metal needs. We also have many customers coming to us with questions about the different metals, their properties, and their applications.

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Topics: Corrosion, Rust, Nickel-Copper alloy, high temp alloy, Frequently Asked Questions, monel, monel 400

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