Use Stainless Steel for Your Halloween Safety Outdoor Lighting

Posted on October 3, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

Prepare your yard and driveway for Halloween by using outdoor stainless steel lighting.

It is important to make sure your outdoor lighting is sufficient and effective for Halloween.  Promoting a safe area for families to come with all ages is what makes trick-or-treating such a treat for all parties involved.  One way to achieve this goal is through providing stainless steel outdoor lighting.

Stainless steel is an ideal material for the outdoors.  It does not erode, rust or fray under extreme settings and environments.  Rain, snow and harsh heat do not trigger this material to falter. Translation, you may place the lighting before Halloween and keep the yard and walkway illuminated all year long with little to no maintenance and upkeep costs.

There are many different grades of stainless steel available but the most commonly used are 304 and 316.

Grade 304 is utilized in a wide array of products including cookware, industrial sinks, auto molding, wheel covers and exhaust parts.  It is an easy material to clean.  You only need soap and water.

Grade 316 is known as marine grade stainless steel.  It is used for boats, homes and buildings near water.  It repels salt ensuring corrosion does not occur.  You may clean this steel the same as 304 by employing soap and water.

Find out specifics about how to prep your home with safe stainless steel lighting and materials by calling an alloy specialist today.


Advantages to Working with Stainless Steel

Posted on October 2, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

The hygenic qualities of stainless steel is only one of many advantages to working with this metal.

Living near a harbor, I see many stainless steel boat propellers and the advantages to using it over other materials are discussed amongst local boat owners and mechanics.  They discuss with me the evasion of erosion and the decreased risks of corrosion that exist due to using this material.  But the longer I live on the English Coastline, the more I learn that the benefits of this metal do not end with the boats.  There are also other laborious examples of this metal being used as part of the waste clean-up process ensuring the shoreline remains untainted.  Furthermore, it is mentioned by a local pub owner when he talks about food preparation, handling and cooking.  Stainless steel is a desirable material for a wide array of industries and these are a few of the reasons why.

Ease of Production

Stainless steel can be customized to fit any shape and size for your project.  It can be made to order to ensure you have the exact size, shape, finish you need to fulfill your requirements.  When you find a steel specialist who is knowledgeable, listens and is able to deliver what is required then your customer/client will be ecstatic with your finished product resulting in repeat business.

Germ-free Traits

Keeping this metal clean is effortless.  It does not erode or corrode preventing food contamination from occurring.  Machinery is easy to keep sanitized making it an ideal selection for your kitchen and restaurant projects, food processing business and inside the workings of a pharmaceutical production plant.

Learn more about the benefits of using stainless steel and nickel alloys today!

Why Home Makeovers are Not Declining in this Troubled Economy

Posted on October 1, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

home-appliance-kitchen-makeover-stainless-steelMoney is tough and the most hit by this decreasing downfall are homeowners and the real estate business.  Homes are going into foreclosure and many homeowners are filing for bankruptcy but there is a resurgence occurring amongst home remodels; these remodels improve the value of a home, make you stand out over the “for sale” competition, save you money on utility bills and decrease upkeep and replacement costs.  Let me explain.

Many homeowners are examining their living spaces and bank accounts.  Some are coming to the conclusion that the home has to go to stay financially afloat but how can they compete with other homes on the market?  By taking an objective look at the home, it is easy to find what would bring you the most return and distinguish itself from the rivalry.  The only problem for some homeowners is that they become too emotionally attached to the home making them oblivious to the problematic areas.  Instead of doing this first task alone, recruit some friends and/or a professional who can honestly evaluate your home against the completion while providing you with constructive criticism. Once this is achieved listen to the feedback and unveil what can be done to receive the most return on your investment.  Generally, this involves two rooms in the house, the kitchen and the bathroom.

To keep your bathroom and kitchen hygienic there is one material that works for both areas, stainless steel. It is durable, long-lasting, simple to clean and provides a fresh aesthetic appeal.  The advantages to working with this material are it also decreases any upkeep and replacement costs due to its longevity and corrosion-resistant traits.  Furthermore, it is a cost-effective material that is customizable to order.  The sizes, dimensions, brush finishes can be produced to your desire.

To find out more about the advantages to working with nickel alloys and stainless steel for your next home or commercial makeover project, call National Specialty Alloys today!

Practice Like a Ryder Cup Pro: Use a Stainless Steel Driver

Posted on September 29, 2012 by Reda Abouleish


Practice with a stainless steel driver to get a "feel" for a proper pro swing form.

The right golf club can change your game for the better. There are drivers specifically designed for you to hit further, better and more effective drives without strained effort or force. It boils down to golf club manufacturers choosing the ideal material to achieve such high results. This is why some manufacturers prefer stainless steel.

The perfect driver allows you to hit beyond the fairways making it to the “green” like the pros, even if you are a novice. Of course you may not be as successful if your swing is comparable to Charles Barkley’s. Your swing does play a part of how accurate your play is but it is not the only factor. A suitable driver significantly improves your game. Manufacturers understand this vital element and their utilization of this metal over other materials is a direct result of knowing the benefits obtained from stainless steel drivers.

Stainless steel drivers are cheaper, long-lasting and durable. Its main distinction focuses upon the absorption shock of the hit. For instance, when a golfer hits the ball the impact of the shot is felt in the metal club. This is essential to players wanting to improve their swing. Feeling the impact helps you know what needs adjustment and what doesn’t. Additionally, if you are a player with a high swing speed then you need a club that permits you to have more control. The supplementary golf club weight you have to work with, the better your game becomes with this type of swing. Stainless steel resolves this issue for you. It truly helps you practice like a pro!

To find out more about the benefits of nickel alloys and stainless steel, call National Specialty Alloys today.

Cookware Industry Take Note – An Outline of Stainless Steel Benefits!

Posted on September 25, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

Kitchen consumer products answer consumer needs by offering stainless steel products.

Manufacturers of stainless steel cutlery understand the numerous benefits to using this material.  It is the reason why they utilize this metal and by passing on the advantages to consumers in this form it is a win-win situation. Here is a breakdown of how stainless steel is the smart choice for your cookware and cutlery making business.


Stainless steel is a durable, corrosion-resistant, long-lasting metal.  It is able to maintain its effectiveness and form under an abundant number of extreme temperatures and harsh conditions.  For this reason, it lasts longer and protects food from contamination. There is no threat of rust eroding away at your cookware.  The food remains safe while cooking meals for the family is underway and that is what consumers are looking for.

How does this relate to the longevity value of this product?

Consumers desire a long-lasting, highly germ-free product that is worth the price.  They are looking for exceptional quality for the money.  The stainless steel traits combined together fulfill these consumer needs.

Consumers flock to rust-resistant, continual performing, 100% recyclable products that keep replacement and maintenance costs to a minimum.

Find out more about how stainless steel and nickel alloys are the answers to your business consumer product needs.

Avoid Propeller Cavitation by Using Stainless Steel

Posted on September 24, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

Avoid propeller cavitation by choosing stainless steel.

I have discussed what the benefits of using stainless steel for boat propellers are but now I would like to talk specifically about the concern for cavitation.

Another concern for boat propellers is cavitation.  You can literally feel cavitation by running your finger along the edge of a fragile propeller and feeling a pitted area.  This pitted area is cavitation.  It happens when damaged, unreliable, weak propellers try to convey excessive power through the propeller.  When this occurs, the extreme rotating speeds cause pressure on the inlet side of the blade dropping it into the water creating a vapor pocket which fails at transmitting force into the water.  The bubbles then concave releasing a shock wave that damages, stretches and strips away at the weak propeller.  The cavitation then dings, scratches, bends and initiates further harm to the propeller and boat accordingly.

When you choose stainless steel propellers the cavitation threats are avoided.  You do not have the same problems as you do with other materials.  The strength of the steel holds up under such bubbling, extreme water pressure.  The cavitation process is completely eluded.

Find out more about the benefits of stainless steel and nickel alloys today.

The Use of Stainless Steel in Aerospace Aircrafts

Posted on September 23, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

The space shuttle Endeavour arrives in Los Angeles.

NASA’s youngest space shuttle Endeavour is being transported from Houston to Los Angeles so it may be part of a permanent museum exhibit.  The images of this monumental vehicle being taxied to the West Coast are currently featured in national and global multimedia news outlets.  For me, it initiates a floodgate of memories about the main role stainless steel plays in the former NASA aerospace industry, which is also a positive reminder of how stainless steel shall continue to work hard for the new, privately-owned aerospace explorers for generations to come.

When materials are needed for the aerospace industry certain regulations and requirements must be met.  The selected metals need to be reliable and efficient while working in facility environments.  It must be devoid of corrosion and deterioration when placed in high temperature settings.  It also must not split or trigger pitting under extreme scenarios.  These traits are vital to the success of past and future exploration flights.

Steel grade 316 is a powerful, corrosion-resistant metal that remains together and unharmed for temperatures up to 1598 degrees Fahrenheit.  This is remarkable but options for the aerospace industry do not stop there.  Grades 309 and 310 are ideal for temperatures reaching up to 2102 degrees Fahrenheit.  These properties are exactly what the aerospace industry examines before selecting and using these superior metals.

Find out more about the role of stainless steel and nickel alloys in the aerospace industry today!


The Advantages to Using Stainless Steel Boat Propellers

Posted on September 20, 2012 by Reda Abouleish

The durability of stainless steel is one of many reasons the marine industry uses it for boat propellers.

Today we are attending the Sunseeker Boat Show in Southhampton, United Kingdom.  I am easily impressed by the amount of attractive and exceedingly expensive options there are on boats today.  It is literally the same as living in Beverly Hills, California but taking those mansion amenities and applying them to a boat.  It is beyond my expectations and the way technology and materials have advanced, the boat makers are choosing better materials for the options.  One very noticeable, essential option, the boat propeller, has followed in this same way of thinking. The majority of the boats are not displaying plastic or brass propellers anymore but rather exhibiting stainless steel boat propellers.

This type of metal has a wide array of benefits over other materials.  One of the most predominant benefits is the longevity of the metal.

Plastic tends to change shape, break and fray when used as a propeller.  It does not have the same damage resistance traits as stainless steel.  It can’t compete.  This is a major problem on your maintenance and upkeep fees.  For example, if you look at the water your boat glides through a numerous amount of obstacles may appear.  You have to maneuver through the debris, weeds, and sometimes disposed trash before reaching open, clean water.  With a plastic propeller, the material that comes into contact with it may destroy or damage your boat.  This becomes an extremely expensive problem.  If you choose stainless steel then the chances of any cracking and damage from occurring reduces significantly.

To find out more about the benefits of stainless steel and nickel alloys today, call National Specialty Alloys today.



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