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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Where is the duplex stainless steel commonly used?

Duplex stainless steel stands out for its unique composition of both austenitic and ferritic phases – Ferrite being stronger.

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The difference between duplex stainless steel and common stainless steel?

Duplex stainless steel stands out for its unique composition of both austenitic and ferritic phases – Ferrite being stronger.

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What is ToughMet®?

ToughMet® is a range of copper-nickel-silicon alloys with properties that make them the ideal choice for bushings*, thrust washers and slides for demanding applications.

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Does the presence of moisture accelerate the high temperature corrosion of stainless steel?

Does the presence of moisture accelerate the high temperature corrosion of stainless steel?

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How does 253MA compare with 310S?

How does 253MA compare with 310S? 310S and 253MA are both stainless steels that are used in applications that require resistance…

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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…

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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…

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“What can it be 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.

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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…