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Nickel Alloys: Breaking Down the Elements

Posted by Don Ascione on May 27, 2015


Nickel alloys
are composed of nickel and copper, as well as smaller amounts of iron, manganese, carbon and silicon.  The combined properties of these elements make nickel alloy both easier to machine and stronger than the elements would be on their own. 

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Topics: Nickel-Copper alloy, Aerospace Applications, nickel alloys

Considerations when Machining Nickel Alloys

Posted by Adam Ascione on February 10, 2015

Learn when to use nickel and how to meet its challenges.

Although Continental Steel & Tube does not machine nickel alloys, we wanted to provide a useful article to our current and future customers who do.

Nickel as a material has a long history in countless applications, from its use as a plating, to an element in super alloys, it provides characteristics that have benefitted many industries. When used as a primary alloy material in high specification steels, nickel transforms its role from aesthetic to that of a strength-giving component that also brings in corrosion resistance.

This ideal combination has turned nickel into a metallurgical component with great impact in aerospace, power generation, turbine, and other high-value applications.

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Topics: Nickel-Copper alloy, nickel alloys

New Titanium Airline Seat Could Save Millions in Fuel Costs

Posted by Don Ascione on April 15, 2014


Airlines are always looking for ways to save on operational expenses. So the prospect of being able to save millions of dollars a year on fuel costs by reducing the weight of the passenger seats in their cabins may be too much for them to pass up. That’s the hope of a French start-up that has engineered a new passenger seat made mostly of titanium.

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Topics: Nickel-Copper alloy, high temp alloy, Aerospace Applications, titanium, Continental Steel

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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