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
There are several factors to consider when choosing trench grate. The contractor might think about aesthetics, cost, wear patterns, total load, weather patterns, and replacement interval.
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.
International standards do not translate, metal-for-metal, the way words might translate.
Is carbon steel better than mild steel? Trick question!
Cast steels can be produced with a wide range of properties. The physical properties of cast steel change significantly depending on chemical composition and heat treatment.
One of the major distinctions in specialization is whether foundries work with ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, or both.
The forging process can produce parts with superb mechanical properties with minimum waste.
Stainless steels are highly corrosion resistant—however, stainless steel applications can still remain at risk to surface damage.
Aluminum contributes to more than 8% of the earth’s core mass. However, it is difficult to refine compared to other metals, such as iron.
To understand why stainless steel is rust-resistant, and how this resistance breaks down, it is helpful to understand how these alloys are different than other steels.