Stainless steel products are created in a seven-step manufacturing process. Peer into the factory to see how stainless products are made.
Metal corrosion can eat away at parts, causing them to fail. Passivation creates a self-healing chemical seal that uses corrosion to defeat corrosion. Learn about passivation in stainless steel, aluminum, and other metals.
Spectrochemical analysis is used to determine the arrangement of atoms and electrons within molecules of chemical compounds. Optical emission spectroscopy (OES) is a type of spectrochemical analysis that determines elemental components in solid metal samples, often used in foundries.
What is hardness testing? The Brinell hardness test, Rockwell hardness test, and Leeb rebound hardness test show the properties of castings.
Learn how to select the right grade and class of ASTM A27 steel for your casting project. Each grade varies based on chemical composition, and type of heat treating needed to affect changes in mechanical properties. Find out the differences between testing steel for tensile strength vs. hardness.