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Different Trends for Mining and Processing Titanium

The current costs of titanium have nothing to do with the rarity of the material. In fact, it is an extremely abundant metal with workable deposits all over the earth. The costs come directly from the resources, time, and energy required to mine and process it. Titanium is valued for its high strength-to-weight ratio, its ability to withstand high temperatures, and a strong corrosion resistance. It is already used throughout the medical, marine, and aerospace industries, but if the current trends continue, the price may come down far enough that it will be used in a wide range of other industries. Continue reading

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The Benefits of Perforated Titanium Foil

While there are many perforated metal options that are cheaper than titanium, such as aluminum and steel, there are a variety of reasons why perforated titanium foil is the ideal choice for certain industrial applications. Continue reading

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Titanium Foil Uses: Capacitors

Small chip capacitors are used today in many different manufacturing processes. As technology progresses, the ability to make smaller capacitors that perform at the same level or higher than larger capacitors has become important in the creation of new technology and modern devices ranging from basic computers to complicated manufacturing equipment. Continue reading

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Clever Uses for Titanium Foil

Titanium foil is just like any other metal foil. It is a thin layer of metal made from pure titanium. Because titanium is such an expensive metal, titanium foil is also expensive. The foil can come in a variety of different thicknesses for different projects, from 0.0762 mm to under 0.0100 in thickness. Each thickness has its own set of uses in the industrial world. Generally, titanium is thinned out using a series of presses and rollers and the finished foil is wound around a large tube for packaging. Some of the most common uses for foil made from titanium include: Continue reading

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Take Advantage of Fast Titanium Mill Times

Titanium is a tricky metal that is both expensive and highly useful for many different industries. Titanium bars are manufactured into products all over the world, creating circuit boards, electronic components, tools, jewelry, and airplane panels. The aerospace industry is one of the industries that uses the highest amount of titanium. This is due to the lightweight, yet strong, nature of the metal. Continue reading

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The Ever Changing World of Titanium

Titanium alloys are already some of the strongest metal alloys in the world. Titanium is the metal of choice for many heavy-duty applications, like aerospace panels, machine parts, rockets, and many other metal objects that require a high amount of pressure and strength. A titanium alloy is a popular choice for these applications because titanium is strong, flexible, and lightweight all at the same time. Continue reading

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Titanium Alloys: Explained

Titanium metal is not a naturally-occurring metal in nature. To get the titanium metal we know of today, the natural titanium oxide found in nature is mixed with magnesium, chlorine gas, and other materials to isolate, solidify, and harden the titanium metal. On its own, titanium is not the most stable metal ever. Factories mix different metals into pure titanium to achieve different metal strengths and highlight different properties of the metal. They also add additional metals to stretch the use of titanium, which is expensive to produce. Titanium alloys have a variety of benefits and uses based on the metals and additives mixed with the metal. Continue reading

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4 Uses for Titanium Dioxide

Titanium dioxide is the powdered form of titanium. The powder is actually naturally-occurring in the earth, and the process of harvesting and mining the powder is not expensive or challenging. This makes buying titanium dioxide much cheaper than solid titanium metal, which requires an extensive purification process to isolate and refine the metal. In fact, it is the refining process, and not the scarcity of the metal, that makes titanium metal so expensive. If you are buying titanium oxide, it has uses in the following areas: Continue reading

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Tips for Buying Titanium Jewelry

Recently, the use of titanium in jewelry has risen. Titanium is popular in jewelry, mostly for men, because the metal is tough, scratch-resistant, long-lasting, and somewhat inexpensive to purchase. If you decide that you want to buy titanium jewelry piece, follow the tips outlined below to ensure you choose the best titanium jewelry for your needs: Continue reading

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Potential Dangers for Titanium

Titanium distributors sell titanium products to different companies around the world. Titanium has uses in nearly every industry in the world, from custom pipe creation, to jewelry, to mechanical components, to spaceship bodies. Titanium as a whole provides few dangers to humans or the environment, but under certain conditions, the metal can pose a health hazard to humans and the world around us. Explore some of the potential dangers of working with titanium before using the metal supplied by titanium distributors in close proximity to your workers: Continue reading

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Hot Vs. Cold Rolled Steel

Cold rolled steel is a form of steel that is rolled to the final dimensions when the metal is well-below scaling temperatures. Cold rolling allows for more accurate metal forming because the metal does not shrink after it is rolled to the final dimensions. Hot rolled steel engineering must account for the amount of shrinkage that the metal will have after the metal cools below 1700 degrees Fahrenheit. Continue reading

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316 Stainless Steel: An Overview

316 stainless steel is a particular formula of stainless steel that is particularly resistant to corrosion. It is the standard molybdenum-bearing grade for stainless steel and is one of the most-used forms of the metal in factories and other uses today. The mixture of the metals inside the steel formula make it ideal for forming into a variety of shapes and also help resist pitting and other common problems that often mar the finish on steel products. Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Duties on Chinese-Manufactured Products

In recent years, the United States has made strides to promote the manufacturing of local,United States companies over that of foreign companies and products. With the goal of promoting local factories and manufacturing, the United States has placed additional taxes, tariffs, fees, and regulations on the sale of foreign products in the United States. China is one of the countries that has received the most new laws regarding the sale of products in the United States. In early 2012, an increased tariff was placed on the sale of solar panels in the United States, and in late 2012, the United States has also implemented an anti-dumping law on China regarding the sale of stainless steel sinks and other steel products. Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Stainless Steel Countertops for Industrial Applications

Stainless steel distributors sell a variety of stainless products. Stainless steel continues to remain popular because the metal is corrosion-resistant, easy to clean, long lasting, and strong. For many years, stainless steel distributors have created stainless steel countertops for use in the food distribution industry and commercial professional kitchens all over the world. The contamination resistance of the metal and the ease of cleaning the unit makes them a popular choice for professional food handlers. Continue reading

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Decoding Stainless Steel

Stainless sheet metal is sheet metal made from steel mixed with different alloys to create a barrier over the metal that makes it resistant to rust and corrosion. Stainless steel will eventually rust over time, but it takes much longer than it does for traditional steel to rust. Regular steel starts rusting nearly as soon as the metal hits oxygen. Because of its rust resistant properties, many industries choose to use stainless sheet metal instead of regular steel. However, not all classifications of stainless steel are suitable for use as a sheet metal. The following codes of stainless steel can work well for sheet metal uses in any industry: Continue reading

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On Your Plate: Flatware Manufacturing

Most silverware today is actually made from stainless steel. Stainless steel prevents rust and does not require frequent polishing like real silverware. The process of creating flatware from stainless steel is fascinating. Industrial factories use stainless steel plate to punch out and form the basic silverware shape that quickly transforms into forks, knives, and spoons. The same basic process is used to create most stainless steel flatware, from the most basic designs to the more ornate. Continue reading

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Chilling: The Role of Stainless Steel Coils in Alcohol Cooling

A stainless steel coil has uses in many industries. Coils are used in HVAC equipment to carry water and coolant throughout the unit. Coils are used in other industries for cooling, heating, or the transportation of liquids from one place to another. The beer and wine industry depends heavily on steel coils as a method for keeping beer and wine cool in coolers, kegs, drafts, and large refrigeration units. Each unit uses coils slightly differently to achieve the same effects for each product. Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Bars and Beautification

A relative of mine recently finished a rather large home renovation project; she had decided that she was tired of her bathroom looking like it was still part of the 1960’s while the rest of her house had joined the 21st-century. To give you an idea of what she was up against, imagine a very narrow bathroom with a small tub and shower, a toilet, and a mirror. All of the traditional bathroom basics were present, but because of the bathroom’s small size, there was very little space to move around in the bathroom. Drying off after stepping out of the shower often required minor gymnastics. Additionally, the bathroom had this textured wallpaper that had buckets and flowers on it, and I think even a kitten or two. My cousin could not even try to play the bathroom off like it was retro and back in style. I don’t think whatever was on those walls could ever have been in style. Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Distributors: Raising the Bar

We see stainless steel used in appliances, fencing, cooking utensils, medical tools, and car parts. But there are pieces of stainless steel we don’t always see, and those parts are sometimes more important than their more public counterparts. One of these stainless steel parts is the stainless steel bar. Sure, they’re present in fencing systems, but they also form the internal workings of many different kinds of machines. Continue reading

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Stainless Steel Mills and Kitchen Fashion

Stainless steel is becoming more and more common in domestic life; we see it in large kitchen appliances most often, like refrigerators and dishwashers, but even wedding bands made out of stainless steel are gaining popularity. Continue reading

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