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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

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

3 Lesser-Known Nickel Alloy Applications

Posted by Adam Ascione on January 27, 2015

Nickel is one of the most versatile elements used in industry.  While nickel has been used in its pure form since ancient times, today it is most commonly employed in alloys.
Nickel’s slow oxidation rate makes it highly resistant to corrosion, and it provides excellent heat resistance as well.  It has a wide solubility range with many different alloy materials, including titanium, aluminum, and iron, among others. 
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Topics: nickel alloy, nickel alloys, high temperature alloys

Steel Plate Basics - Buying Steel Plate

Posted by Don Ascione on June 25, 2014

In previous articles, we've covered buying pipe, tube, and beam (all which have various unique apsects which make them more complicated). However, buying steel plate is about as basic as it gets.
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Topics: nickel alloy, buying steel tube, steel tube, high temp alloy, Alloy Steel Bars, titanium, aluminum, carbon steel, carbon steel i-beams, buying steel pipe, buying steel plate, steel plate

Steel Tube Basics - How To Buy Steel Tube

Posted by Don Ascione on June 9, 2014

ontinental Steel & Tube is a supplier of all forms and grades of tubing.  We supply everything from large structural carbon tubes for construction projects, to small OD specialty tube for the aerospace industry.

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Topics: buying guide, stainless steel, nickel alloy, buying steel tube, stainless steel tube, steel tube

What Metals Are Your Favorite Sports Trophies Made From?

Posted by Don Ascione on May 30, 2014

With the NHL and the NBA playoffs in full swing, it won’t be long until one team from each sport lifts the championship trophy over their heads, for all the world to see. Most of the trophies for the major sports in North America are made of precious metals, such as silver and gold, and specially crafted by artisans each year. Here’s a backgrounder on the most prized hardware in American sports.

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Topics: nickel alloy, trophy metal composition, metal composition, silver, sports trophies

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