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Material Grades For Titanium Sheets

Posted by Adam Ascione on March 24, 2017

Extremely high-strength and lightweight, titanium is used across a wide range of industries. Its high tensile strength, low heat transfer, and ballistic properties make it particularly well suited for manufacturing applications.

Versatile and easily customizable, titanium sheets can be cut and stamped as needed to produce unique components and can also be bent and formed through heat treating.

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Topics: titanium, titanium sheets

Titanium Dioxide: How a Roof Coating Can Help Lower Air Pollution

Posted by Don Ascione on November 3, 2015

The topic of air pollution has become a central discussion point in today’s world. In the wake of present environmental issues, many people continue to look for effective ways to ameliorate the pollution harming the atmosphere. And while the task of alleviating air toxins is ordinarily allotted to plants and trees, new studies have shown that titanium dioxide roof tiles can help break down nitrogen oxides and remove it from the air.

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Topics: titanium, titanium distributor

Titanium: For High Performance Automotive Applications

Posted by Don Ascione on August 6, 2015


Less mass = greater speed and better performance! 

Most of us know that cars go faster and burn less fuel if they weigh less but very few of us know how to reduce the weight.  In fact, many of the constructors we meet that design and build high-end race cars are very surprised to learn how many automotive parts and fasteners are now being manufacturer from titanium alloys.  It’s logical; titanium is stronger than steel and weighs 40% less.  Even Tesla (yes Tesla, not Ferrari) is using titanium sheet for underbody shields on their Model S sedan.

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Topics: titanium, automotive, F! racing

Titanium Grade 5: The Workhorse of Titanium Alloys

Posted by Adam Ascione on November 17, 2014

In the world of metals—and the countless industries that count on them—there are a seemingly endless amount of different types, alloys, and applications. It is impossible to put any one metal into one universal generalization.

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Topics: Aerospace Applications, titanium, titanium grades, titanium alloys, titanium distributor

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

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

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

Continental Steel: Committed to Quality in Metal Products

Posted by Don Ascione on September 3, 2013


Continental Steel & Tube embraces the highest standard of quality in our business selling titanium, aluminum, stainless steel, nickel, brass, copper, as well as other metals. Dedicated to only the best business practices and high quality metal products, we are convinced that our customers will genuinely respect and appreciate our pursuit of excellence.

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Topics: titanium, aluminum, metals, Quality Management System, ISO 9001-2000, Continental Steel

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