Stainless steel is the metal of choice for engineers, architects, and industrial designers everywhere, but this sleek, highly sought metal can be difficult to weld because of the need to preserve the chromium oxide layer that gives this modern miracle its anti-corrosive properties.
As architectural preferences and city streets have evolved; bollards also had to evolve to stay useful. New materials, aesthetics, and functional engineering create a much wider range of bollards useful in contemporary urban spaces.
Picking the right grade of aluminum means balancing cost, ease of manufacturing, and the alloy’s material properties.
Aluminum is the metal of the Space Age, as silicon is the metalloid of the Information Age
Stainless steel is the common name for a large group of ferrous alloys that are resistant to rust.
Machinists make precision parts by shaping metal and other materials with lathes, milling machines, grinders and drills to create a final, smooth, polished product. Machining is an important part of the metal manufacturing process, usually the last step in producing a forged or cast metal product.
From surface defects to cooling defects, how do casting defects occur and what causes them?
How do foundries perform castings inspections without causing any damage to the castings?
Cast iron and cast steel look very similar, so what’s the difference?
Near net shape manufacturing is a planned production process that aims to make an object as close to its final shape as possible. Near net shape manufacturing minimizes waste, lowers costs, and reduces the time needed to produce a finished item. A near net shape manufacturing process is cost efficient and better for the environment, demanding less energy and resources.
Have you ever wondered about the difference between bronze and brass? Because they’re both alloys, you won’t find brass or bronze on the periodic table of elements…
Rust is a result of oxidation. Aluminum oxides exist. This leads to the question: does aluminum rust?
Let’s take a look at the basics of tempered steel…and how steel with a temper is more flexible and giving than steel without a temper.
We say we’re “galvanized” when something spurs us to action. So what does it mean when we use the term galvanized steel or metal?
Tool steels must have the right material properties for their application. For example, a drill bit and a punch each need hardness and wear resistance
For most customers it makes very little sense to cover the stainless in a powder coat or other finish. However, customers occasionally choose a colorful finish on stainless, and we thought to walk through the pros and cons.
Although all steel is made of iron and carbon, different types of steel contain different percentages of each element. Steel can also include other elements like nickel, molybdenum, manganese, titanium, boron, cobalt, or vanadium
In the modern era, machining is often a finishing step for products created by forging or casting, to bring forged or cast objects to within precision tolerances
Foundries are responsible for our current standard of living and industrial development, but most of us know next to nothing about them. So what is a foundry? Foundry Definition In simplified terms, a foundry is a factory where castings are produced by melting metal, pouring
Ductile iron – also referred to as spheroidal or nodular iron – is actually a group of irons that exhibit high strength, flexibility, durability and elasticity due to their unique microstructure. Cast ductile iron normally contains over 3 percent carbon; it can be bent, twisted or deformed without fracturing.