YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED

Our sales team often get questions from our customers and we’ve been compiling a list of these over the past few months. We aim to provide advice and answers to common questions and will in turn make life easier for our customers.

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What is centrifugal casting and what are its benefits?

What is centrifugal casting and what are its benefits? Centrifugal casting is an old established technique which can be used to produce high integrity, sound products that have a cylindrical shape. The molten metal is poured in to a pre-heated …
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How does SANMAC ® 2205 compare with SAF 2205 ™ ?

How does SANMAC ® 2205 compare with SAF 2205 ™ ? SANMAC ® 2205 is a variant of SAF 2205 but with much improved machinability and this offers productivity cost advantages for manufacturers. SANMAC ® 2205 also conforms to the …
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“What can use for ….?” Some Material Selection Considerations

"What can use for ....?" Some Material Selection Considerations As a supplier of a wide range of specialised metals, we are often asked to suggest grades for use in specific applications. Often the information we are provided is insufficient and …
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What are PRECuts?

PRECuts are plate items that have been cut to standard useful dimensions and that are part of our Stock Plan. This offers our customers the combination of off – the – shelf availability…

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Can duplex stainless steels be stress relieved?

Residual stresses may exist in components that have been cold formed or machined and in assemblies after…

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Strength of duplex stainless steel with corrosion resistance of 904L?

Is there a grade that offers the strength benefits of duplex stainless steel combined with the corrosion resistance of 904L?

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What are the Features and Benefits of 904L?

904L may considered as a high performance austenitic stainless steel when compared with the general purpose…

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What is a readily available alternative to 316Ti /1.4571?

The use of alternatives to an alloy that is not readily available must be approached very cautiously. There needs…

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Will 310 Stainless Steel Work at 1000° C?

Consideration needs to be given to the environment in which the metal will operate Although Oxidation is the…