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Titanium in the Aerospace Industry

Posted by Don Ascione on February 3, 2016

Titanium is a lightweight, yet strong, uniquely versatile metal.

These characteristics make titanium a preferred choice for use in the aerospace industry. By their very nature, aerospace applications demand parts that are both very light and extremely strong.

The lighter an object is, the easier it is to make it airborne; at the same time, passengers and cargo require protection from the high speeds and altitudes, so strength is also an important factor. Aerospace industry applications present a unique problem, and titanium is a uniquely qualified solution.

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Topics: metals, steel, coated steel

All About Coated Products

Posted by Don Ascione on January 20, 2016

Simply put, a coated product is any metal product, typically steel, that has been galvanized or otherwise coated by another protective material. These coatings enhance products' resistance to corrosion and other forms of wear, thereby reducing the need for upkeep and replacement. This includes steel plates, pipes, tubes, bars, wire, and more.

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Topics: metals, steel, coated steel

History and Composition: The Resilience of Stainless Steel

Posted by Don Ascione on July 22, 2015

Stainless steel has become such a common metal that it’s used in everything from home appliances and cutlery to chemical and pharmaceutical, medical, and oil and gas applications. It is so commonly seen by everyone that it is difficult to remember that there was a time when stai

nless steel did not exist. 

A History Lesson

Through the early 1900s, advances and discoveries were made that led to the industrialization of stainless steel. In 1912, an English researcher named Harry Brearley discovered stainless steel alloy while searching for ways to create gun barrels that were resistant to corrosion. After applying for a patent, Brearley discovered that an American named Elwood Haynes had also applied for a patent. Brearley and Haynes pooled their funds and formed the American Stainless Steel Corporation.

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Topics: stainless steel, steel, metal composition, construction metals

Comparing, Understanding and Choosing the Right Steel Plate Grade

Posted by Don Ascione on December 18, 2014

You might be aware of the fact that steel plate is a highly prevalent and important material used throughout manufacturing and construction. You may also be aware that many of your projects can’t exist without it.

But what you might not know is that not all steel plate is created equal; there are a variety of steel plate grades that each have unique characteristics that make them right for specific applications.

For instance, structural steel grade A514 T-1 is a heat-treated steel that offers high strength capabilities and weldability, with few preheat requirements, and provides excellent durability in subzero temperatures.

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Topics: steel plate, steel, steel plate grades

Steel Angle Basics - How to Buy Steel Angle

Posted by Adam Ascione on July 24, 2014


Do you know how to buy steel angle? Although not the most complicated form to purchase, there are definitely some factors to help ensure you get the proper materials. 

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Topics: buying guide, steel, buying steel angle, aluminum angle, buying aluminum angle

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