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17-4 PH Stainless Steel

17-4 PH stainless steel

17-4 PH stainless steel equipped with corrosion resistance and high strength for highly stressed and stringent environment requiring these combined mechanical properties.

17-4 PH or UNS S17400 chromium-nickel-copper hardening stainless steel extensively used for applications that require corrosion resistance and high strength.

17-4 PH Stainless Steel17-4 PH stainless steel can develop its excellent hardness and strength with heat treatment. This stainless steel grade can provide toughness in both welds and base metals.

17-4 PH stainless steels exhibit the excellent physical and mechanical properties of high strength, corrosion resistance, and hardness. Their high strength is often maintained to 600o F or 316o C. Mechanical properties in 17-4 grade are optimized through heat treatment.

This stainless steel grade should not be used at the very high temperature which is above 572oF (300oC) or even at very low temperatures. It can also have an adequate resistance to stringent environments like diluted acids or salts and atmospheric corrosion where corrosion resistance is highly required. 17-4 can withstand corrosive attacks better than other standard hardenable steels.

This grade is known to provide a very outstanding combination of good corrosion resistance, mechanical properties, and high strength at high temperatures. Distortion and scaling of 17-4 bars are also minimized by low-temperature heat treatments.

A lot of standard heat treatments have been developed making 17-4 PH stainless steel fit a wide variety of industrial applications:

  • Aerospace applications (turbines blades, etc.)
  • Oil and petrochemicals
  • Food industry
  • Chemical processing equipment
  • Nuclear waste casks
  • Pulp and paper industry
  • Mechanical components
  • General metalworking

We can supply 17-4 PH stainless steel products with the standard width and length. But we can also cut custom sizes according to your required widths and lengths.

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6061 T6511 Aluminum

As one of the 6061 T6 tempers, 6061 T6511 can be used for a lot of applications and parts which require low density and corrosion resistance.

6061 T6511 aluminum grade is a lightweight material. It can offer good corrosion resistance which makes it very useful for framing, shelving, and outdoor railings.

This aluminum grade is specially designed for extrusion, typically to be extruded bars. Their available features allow mills straighten these extruded bars just like in a press. Milling and pressing process allows them to meet straightness tolerance requirement.

6061 aluminum grades may differ according to temper, or the heat treatment of the material. 6061 T6 group is known to have the ultimate tensile strength of about 42, 000 psi or 290 MPa as well as the yield strength of about 35, 000 psi or 240 MPa. It can have elongation of 8% more in thicknesses and elongation of 10% in thicker sections.

Most 6061 may exhibit same mechanical properties but once these materials are mixed with different alloys of different tempers, they can be differently measured according to their surface conductivity. They may have different anodizing rates from finishing or in chemical processing standpoint. Therefore, they appear differently when they are exposed to variant enchants.

As one of the 6061 T6 tempers, 6061 T6511 can be used for a lot of applications and parts which include:

  • Secondary chambers and baffle systems
  • Materials used for ultra-high vacuum chambers
  • Bicycle frames and components
  • Parts for remote controlled model aircraft
  • Helicopter rotor components
  • Upper and lower receivers for rifles
  • Fly fishing reels
  • Aluminium docks and gangways

We carry a huge number of different sizes and shapes of 6061 T6511 aluminum alloy. Our aluminum alloy grades can meet or exceed many of the industry’s exact requirement and standard specifications such those from ASTM, AMS, SAE, and MIL-S.

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Copper Alloy 110

We carry a huge number of different sizes and shapes of Copper alloy 110 to be used in electric current carrying applications.

Copper alloy 110, also referred to as Alloy C11000, is known to have the highest electrical conductivity among all metals except silver. It is also referred to as electrolytic tough pitch (ETP) copper. The characteristics it has to make it useful in the electric current carrying applications.

This copper grade is almost a pure copper with that has an electrical conductivity rating of 100+ % IACS. Copper alloy 110 is considered versatile across a wide range of applications due to its exceptional conductivity, ductility, and corrosion resistance. This copper can produce an impermeable protective film which forms a familiar green patina of a weathered copper.

This copper grade has poor machinability rating of about 20% compared to C360 Brass at 100%. Yet, this copper alloy got exceptional hot and cold forming qualities. As a tough pitch alloy, these copper alloys suffer from embrittlement or gassing when being heated in decreasing temperature – thus, they cannot be easily welded or brazed. This is because hydrogen reacts with the oxide that is present in the metal to form steam and this can cause cracking. However, oxygen-free copper alloys are made especially for welding operations. Soldering is better with 110 copper.

This copper grade can be used for a wide range of applications which include:

  • Electrical components
  • Base plates and bus bars
  • Plumbing fittings
  • Waveguides
  • Blade and ring terminals
  • Heat exchanger components
  • Resistance welding electrodes
  • Terminals and high conductivity items
  • Automotive spark plug electrodes
  • Cables
  • Power transmission components

We carry a huge number of different sizes and shapes of Copper alloy 110.

Our copper alloy grades can meet or exceed many of the industry’s exact requirement and standard specifications such those from ASTM, AMS, SAE, and MIL-S.

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Aluminum 2024 T351

Aluminum 2024 T351

Aluminum 2024 T351 exhibits great physical and mechanical properties such as excellent resistance to fatigue and high strength.

Aluminum 2024 T351 grade is best known high strength aluminum alloy. This aluminum grade exhibits great physical and mechanical properties such as excellent resistance to fatigue and high strength. It can be a great advantage on components and structures desiring better “strength to weight” ratio.

Aluminum 2024 T351It is not generally recommended to use gas or arc welding to weld the material. But it is best for the material to be seam, spot, and flash welded. Having a low corrosion resistance in its nature, this aluminum alloy grade is relatively clad formed or in anodized finish with a thin surface layer of purely high aluminum.

2024 – T3 aluminum grade class is usually cold worked, solution heat treated, and naturally aged up to its substantially stable condition. These grades are often applied to products being cold worked to enhance strength after heat treating solution in which straightening and flattening is recognized through the mechanical property limits as effects of cold working.

The solution heat treatment can be achieved by wrought products and heating cast to a suitable temp. It should hold the temperature long enough in order for the constituents to enter the solid solution and cool it rapidly enough to hold constituents in the solution.

Being a non-magnetic and heat-treatable material, this aluminum can be used in a wide variety of industrial and part applications requiring fatigue performance, stiffness, and good strength which include:

  • Aircraft industry and motor sports
  • Gears and shafts
  • Wheels and bolts
  • Shear webs and ribs
  • Wing tension members
  • Fuselage structures
  • Hydraulic manifolds
  • Aircraft fittings
  • Hardware
  • Fastening devices
  • Worm gears
  • Nuts and pistons
  • Missile parts and munitions
  • Couplings and fuse parts
  • Fastening devices
  • Rectifier, clock, and computer parts

We carry a huge number of different sizes and shapes of Aluminum 2024 T351.

Our Aluminum 2024 T3 grades can meet or exceed many of the industry’s exact requirement and standard specifications such those from ASTM, AMS, SAE, and MIL-S.

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642 Aluminum Bronze

We sell 642 aluminum bronze alloys (642-almu-bronze) with improved corrosion resistance and strength, better for forging and hot forming. Now available in custom sizes!

Included in wide array of steel inventory, our 642 aluminum bronze alloys are supplied to our customers across the MidWest.

642-almu-bronze, a wrought aluminum silicon copper alloy, exhibits an exceptional capacity for hot forming capacities. This aluminum bronze alloy can a better alternative to 316 bronze due to its comparable machinability with improved corrosion resistance and strength with its additional aluminum content. This type of bronze alloy is lead-free and it can be excellent if hot formed or forged.

642 alloy is a non-magnetic grade and possesses the highest machinability rating among all other bronzes and brasses. However, this grade is not heat treatable. It’s good for hot forming with its hot forgeability rate of 80 and 60 for its machinability rating. Machining operations such as soldering, arc welding joining, oxyacetylene welding, and fair brazing are not recommended.

We have this aluminum bronze alloy available in different sizes and shapes ranging from bars, rods, tubes, wires, and custom product forms for our customers various requirements.

This aluminum bronze alloy can be used in a wide variety of industrial applications and components which include:

  • Bolts and nuts
  • Bushings and bearings
  • Cams
  • Valve seats and stems
  • Pole line hardware
  • Valve bodies and same components
  • Marine hardware

We carry a large number of different sizes and shapes of 642 aluminum bronze alloys. We stock red metal products that can meet or exceed many of the industry’s exact requirement and standard specifications such those from ASTM, AMS, SAE, and MIL-S.

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11L17 Round Bars

11L17 Round Bars

We extend our stock of 11L17 Round Bars which have improved machinability with good case hardening characteristics.

11L17 Round Bars11L17 is a resulfurized steel that has a good surface finish and good machinability. The process is as the same as 12L14 where the steel does not alloy with the lead. Lead only retains in its elemental state and it disperses inside in the steel’s structure which allows the chips to break off easier during the machining process.

This grade is steel with high-manganese but low-carbon content. It has almost all the machining feature of 1212 Screw Stock but it has more improved mechanical properties. This steel also possesses good carburizing properties.

Our inventory of 11L17 round Bars is supplied to manufacturing and instruction industries and market sectors.

11L17 Round Bars are widely used in automatic screw machines for numerous parts that require close tolerances and considerable machining, with a smooth finish.

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360 Brass Bar

360 Brass Bar

360 Brass, a free machining brass, exhibits high-speed machining and minimal tool wear capability which makes it suitable in heavy industrial applications.

360 brass (C360000) is a free machining brass that has the highest machinability among all other copper alloys. It is produced out of the combination of zinc and copper. 360 is known for its exceptional mechanical properties resembling steel with its high strength and corrosion resistance.

360 BrassBeing the most popular copper alloy used as of today, precision machining would be easy in these bars. C360000 Brass can be ductile in its softened state but it can be strong metal maintaining and working with it strength even across severely demanding conditions. This brass forms thin protective “patina”, which doesn’t rust when it’s exposed to the atmosphere, unlike iron and steel.

360 Brass bar is considered as the highest rated (100%) copper alloy and the standard among all other copper alloys. They possess fair hot forming characteristics but very poor forming capabilities. It is not recommended to weld the material, although it demonstrates low response to brazing and fair soldering capabilities. It also exhibits poor butt-welding characteristics.

C360000 is a high-density material, that is why it is perfectly ideal for heavy industrial parts. It can also be valued for its fine polished finish. It can exhibit high-speed machining and minimal tool wear capability.

360 Brass is used in wide variety of applications such as:

  • Couplings and bushings
  • Electronic components and switches
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Frames and fixtures
  • Valve stems and valve components
  • Screw machine parts
  • Pump shafts
  • Brackets and ornamental works
  • Connectors and fittings
  • Electrical component
  • Central heating
  • Seawater lines and desalination
  • Plumbing
  • Musical instrument

The lead content added to the alloy is responsible for creating a highly machinable material that can be shaped and cut into standard sizes and/ or according to customer requirement. We include this brass material in our inventory to be supplied to large industries.

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A286 Stainless Steel

A286 Stainless Steel

We include in our inventory A286 stainless steel (UNS S66286) which can be effectively used in temperatures requiring corrosion resistance, high strength, and ductility.

Type A286 stainless steel (UNS S66286), an age-hardenable superalloy that is suitable for applications requiring oxidation resistance, high tensile strength, and corrosion resistance. They are austenitic iron-based materials which are highly resistant to heat and can be used for moderate corrosion applications.

A286 Stainless SteelThis stainless steel grade is designed to be used at the temperature that’s up to 704o C or 1300o F where it requires excellent creep resistant, high tensile strength, and good corrosion resistance. This stainless steel is also used for low temp applications requiring non-magnetic high strength and ductile material at below room temperatures.

High-temperature alloys can be difficult to be machined than regular stainless steels. However, as an iron-based alloy, A286 stainless steel grade can be easier to be machined compared to nickel based precipitation – hardening grades. This stainless steel grade is usually cold drawn and formed though it is harder than other stainless steel grades. In addition, this stainless steel can be work-hardened rapidly.

Forging the material can be done at temperatures 1038o C to 1121o C or 1900o F to 2050o F temperature. This grade can also be produced through vacuum induction melting or argon-oxygen decarburization. Refining the material can also be performed by electro-slag remelting or vacuum arc techniques.

A286 stainless steel can be used in a wide array of applications which include:

  • Super-charger components
  • Castings
  • Aircraft and industrial gas turbine
  • Sockets and screws
  • Flange nuts and afterburner parts
  • Jet engine blades
  • Wheels and blades
  • Casings
  • Gas turbines

We carry a huge number of different sizes and shapes of A286 stainless steel ranging from bars, rounds, flats, to squares.

Our A286 stainless steel can meet or exceed many of the industry’s exact requirement and standard specifications such those from ASTM, AMS, SAE, and MIL-S.

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145 Tellurium Copper

145 Tellurium Copper

145 Tellurium copper, a free-machining copper, exhibits high electrical and thermal conductivity which is suitable for high-speed automatic screw machines and electrical applications.

145 Tellurium Copper got high resistance to hydrogen embrittlement coupled with high thermal and electrical conductivity. It is an ideal choice metal for electrical applications that require corrosion resistance and extensive machining and hot forged materials.

145 Tellurium CopperCopper exhibits cutting properties that are significantly enhanced by creating a copper alloy with additional tellurium content of about .5%, adapted for application in high-speed automatic screw machines. Copper 145 tellurium possesses the higher machinability rating scale of 85 – 90 % than pure coppers which have machinability rating of only about 20%.

The high machinability tellurium copper exhibits result in an increased efficiency on both manual and automatic production lines and also a significantly longer tool life.

C145 tellurium can exhibit longer tool life compared to pure copper.

This copper has a high conductivity that makes it a very suitable material high-speed automatic screw machines, architecture, industrial, and electrical applications which include the following:

  • Motor and switch parts
  • Electrical connectors and transistor bases
  • Soldering copper
  • Welding torch tips and forgings
  • Soldering tips and furnace brazed articles
  • Screw machine products
  • Plumbing fittings, fixtures, and sprinkler heads
  • Switch gears and bolts
  • Studs and relay parts
  • Transformers and circuit breaker terminals
  • Gas cutting nozzles

We include 145 tellurium copper bars in our product inventory, meeting the ASTM B301 standards. Other sizes will also be available according to requirement. Our tellurium copper bars can also be cut to order to your specifications.

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86L20 Alloy Steel

Our Alloy Steel 86L20 can meet or exceed many of the industry’s demanding requirement and exact specifications such those from ASTM, AMS, SAE, and MIL-S.

86L20 alloy steel, a triple alloy carburizing steel offering good ductility and durability. It has contained levels of molybdenum and chromium which give exceptional wear resistance and hardness.

This alloy steel grade is one of carburizing alloys mostly used for its strong tough core and high case hardness. The added lead content “L” plays significantly in adding a great finish, machinability, and tool life – it also boosts part production up to 25 percent. Heat treating procedures are used to help it achieve case depth and optimal hardness.

The additional lead content grants it with an improved machinability. In addition, the material is also alloyed with nickel which imparts ductility and good toughness while the molybdenum and chromium increase wearability and hardness penetration. The alloyed elements result in a production of high case hardening and strong tough core.

86L20 alloy steel also exhibits good welding qualities. The advantage as a leaded alloy steel grade, it would not take to sacrifice other desirable properties to improve machinability. However, it is not advisable to use the material for applications over 400o F since its ductility is low at elevated temperatures.

This leaded alloy steel grade can be great in many applications which include:

  • Spline shafts
  • Oil pump jigs
  • Pinions
  • Gauges
  • Plastic molds
  • Crankshafts
  • Gears
  • Ring gears

We carry a huge number of different sizes and shapes of Alloy Steel 86L20 including rounds, flats, and squares. As with all our products, our Alloy Steel 86L20 can meet or exceed many of the industry’s demanding requirement and exact specifications such those from ASTM, AMS, SAE, and MIL-S.

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