Improve Production and Increase Profits by Switching to the Right Stainless Steel Distributor

Posted on October 21, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel saves you money on upkeep and maintenance while increasing profits and productivity.

Money is tight for many businesses including mechanical and factory-based industries.  These businesses rely on equipment to work properly and not break down,  Their goals are to generate better product in an efficient, cost-effective manner while preserving profits.  It is this specific machinery dependability that ensures production and profits are not interrupted.  Once your business is forced to halt operations due to maintenance and upkeep issues then you lose money.  Stainless steel helps you achieve these positive production and financial goals with little to no maintenance and upkeep costs.  But finding a reputable, reliable and knowledgeable stainless steel distributor is a concern to business owners alike.  Here are some business owner concerns that can be easily addressed by finding the right nickel alloy and stainless steel provider.  When you find the right merchant then that business consistently delivers exceptional product for a valued price.

You Want Reliability!

Operators working at these types of industries always refer to the vital aspect of consistency and how it relates to profits and production.  If a company buys stainless steel from a supplier and the product is not the same quality for each order then profits and production is affected.  This is why you need to find a distributor with a proven track-record.  Find one that is able to show you testimonials from other clients.  If they are as good as they claim then that should be a simple task for them to accomplish.

Decide What is Best for the Money…then Calculate the Price

Take a look at your production and buying costs.  How much are operating costs plus materials minus the profits?  What is the price of stainless steel parts and fasteners versus other materials?  Factor in the upkeep and maintenance costs.  Stainless steel distinguishes itself from other materials because of its durability, longevity and corrosion resistant traits.  This safeguards your profits and decreases repairs and maintenance expenses.

Examine the numbers carefully and discover for yourself the advantages to purchasing stainless steel over other metals.

To talk to a steel distributor that delivers the best product and cost, call us today!

Use Stainless Steel for Your Halloween Safety Outdoor Lighting

Posted on October 3, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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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.

 

Stainless Steel is Ideal for Parking and Storage Facilities

Posted on July 31, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Stainless steel is an ideal choice for parking garages and storage dwellings.

England is filled with much excitement and enjoyment as tourists, athletes, fans and families from all over the world gather to enjoy the Olympic Games throughout London.  It is wonderful to witness the patriotism and pride spread throughout Great Britain.  It is even easily felt over 5 hours away in the countryside where locals watch the competition unfold from afar.  These may seem like two different worlds, Northern England and London, but they are the same.  They both include a shared patriotism and pride that is felt…and they both experience the infamous unpredictable English summer weather.

It is impossible not to notice the change of the weather that occurs in one day.  It goes from sprinkling to sunshine to cold providing visitors with all four seasons in 24 hours.  With that said, I started to wonder what type of material holds up under such unpredictable conditions.  Wood becomes torn and frayed while brick makes a shed look tired.  So what should one use for storage and parking dwellings in Great Britain?  Stainless steel holds up under extreme weather conditions making it ideal for the bustling city of London and the abundantly green Northern England border near Wales.

When unpredictable weather strikes, it is important to use material that keeps your vehicles, farming equipment and home improvement tools protected from weather damage.  Water, wind and snow can freeze, rust and permanently damage your belongings.  Instead of worrying about the cost of leaks, upkeep and repair choose stainless steel.  It is weather resistant, durable and does not disintegrate when water and extreme conditions come into direct contact with it.

To find out more about the advantages of using stainless steel and nickel alloy bars for your parking and storage projects call National Specialty Alloys today!

2 Stainless Steel Uses in the Medical Industry – Ortho and Surgical

Posted on June 25, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Artificial stainless steel disc for neck.

Along with the athletes, patrons, sporting events and competition defining the London Olympics 2012, there comes another aspect to the global event.  Medical testing technicians, equipment and entire research labs coincide with the Olympic Games to ensure fair play practices.  So what does this mean to the stainless steel industry and why should you care?  Well, when seeing descriptions and videos of the testing centers, the use of stainless steel is apparent.  It is used in every aspect of the testing for the same reasons hospitals and medical centers use it on a regular basis too.  Thus, today I am going to share with you two ways the medical industry works with this durable, corrosion resistant metal.

Surgical and Orthopedic Equipment

The majority of surgical equipment is made from stainless steel or a similar alloy.  These metals are used for dissecting tools, tweezers, forceps, needles and more.  The reason why it is the metal of choice is due to the hygienic abilities it contains.  The metal is easy to sterilize and clean, which are two factors of obvious high concerns for medical practices and industries.  It decreases the risk of infection and spread of disease.  Without the workings of proper medical material, the cost and loss of such negative results can shut down medical facilities and cause thousands of people to lose their jobs and income.  Not to mention the loss of lives.  By simply changing the material to one that satisfies the requirements and lowers any external risks, you are providing patients with security, safety and peace of mind.

The surgical department is not the only department where you see these materials used.  The orthopedic arenas rely upon it too.

If you break an ankle, knee and/or foot then a doctor may require the insertion of screws and pins to be placed within the injured area to help you heal in a healthy manner.  These pieces are made from different types of stainless steel.  The location and purpose of the orthopedic implant determines what type of steel grade is needed for that specific objective.

To find out more about stainless steel and/or nickel alloy, call us today!

Emirates Air Line for London Olympics 2012 Features Steel

Posted on June 8, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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The most expensive cable car system in the world is built for the London Olympics 2012.

The London Olympics 2012 is expected to bring in 10,500 athletes, 8.8 million sold tickets, 37,000 accredited and non-accredited media and all this does not even include the Paralympic Games.  Out of these numbers, an obvious, large dilemma amongst the Olympics Committee started to form.  How is London going to transport spectators back and forth between specific London Olympics and Paralympics’ arenas?  The solution would not be cheap or easy but it had to be done.  Vehicles are not permitted to pass between locations unless they are part of a pre-approved VIP group so what about the rest of the masses?  You do have the underground transportation but it would not be enough.  Thus, the creation of the Emirates Air Line was born.

The Emirates Air Line is the world’s most expensive cable car system spanning across the Thames River in the Eastern part of the city.  The cable system has two towers weighing over several hundred tons each.  For instance, the south tower alone, which is the larger of the two, is made up of 6,500 steel pieces and it weighs approximately 750 tons.

The cable cars can transport around 2,500 people every hour.  Each cable car departs every 30 seconds.  This saves negative impact on pollution and decreases traffic issues from developing further.  To put it into perspective, Emirates Air Line cable system is the equivalent to 30 buses.

Emirates Air Line paid $57 million in sponsorship money to fund the project.  The price for the transport has not been fully decided yet.  City officials estimate the cost of a fare will equal the same amount as a boat ride fare, $8.00.

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

What are Nickel Alloys?

Posted on May 22, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Nickel alloys are used in the airlines industry.

The other day I was sitting at the airport waiting for my flight and I was tired of playing Words with Friends on my smartphone so I walked to the big windows to check out the planes.  I watched these massive planes take off.  The amount of thrust the engines require to make the climb and create enough acceleration for the flaps to retract is beyond my non-engineering, non-mechanical, can’t do math brain to comprehend.  But what I did ponder about is something every airplane designer/engineer thinks about.  What material is used to create jet engines that is able to hold up under such extreme conditions?

When producing a jet engine or building an industrial processing plant, choice of materials are essential to the success of the machine, building and/or project.  The key is to think about keeping the repair costs low and finding a metal with longevity abilities.  Nickel definitely answers these concerns.

Nickel is a strong metal with a ferocious ability to resist corrosion and oxidation.   It is customarily mixed with chromium to create stainless steel.  It is a popular metal of choice for many different industries due to is ability to stay strong under extreme conditions.

To find out more about stainless steel and nickel alloy call one of our specialists today!

How to Evaluate Nickel Alloys

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Reda Abouleish
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Choose machinery made from nickel alloys and stainless steel.

When purchasing nickel alloy bars it is important to keep a checklist of what different traits you need to examine.  Think about the magnetic properties, oxidation and sulfide endurance, the ability to hold up under extreme weather, the hardness of the chosen metal and the rust resistance.   These are all important characteristics to look at when choosing stainless steel or nickel alloys.  But today I am going to be focusing on two qualities that stand out the most: mechanical properties and erosion resistance.

Mechanical Properties

Before putting in an order, talk to a nickel alloy expert about what diverse temperatures the metal performs well in.  You need the product to work effectively whether it is positioned in a room emitting extreme heat or one maintaining consistent, comfortable room temperature.  The operation of the metal should not change.  This is essential to your business operations.  You cannot have machinery suddenly stop functioning due to a temperature change.  A breakdown of equipment puts a dent into your earnings and forces you to use it for repairs.

Erosion Resistance

Using a type of material that cracks, falls apart and rusts is a problem.  These defects affect the entire success rate of a business.  You cannot keep stopping and starting whenever something breaks down. Having a reliable, strong, erosion resistant material keeps your work moving along smoothly.

To find out more call one of our nickel alloy specialists today.

The Aerospace Industry Uses Stainless Steel

Posted on December 16, 2011 by Reda Abouleish
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Many different alloy steels are ideal to use in the aerospace industry.

Recently in the news, there has been much talk about Obama’s vision for NASA and manned space station programs.  Just having the media focus on the space program got me thinking about the importance of stainless steel in aerospace.

A vital element to a successful aerospace operation is the use of durable fasteners.  These are considered the screws that hold the aircraft together.  They enable landing gear, wings, engines, and other components to function properly.  Fasteners are what engineers and designers rely upon to deliver.  They ensure the safety of the aircraft and your business.  The material you choose for fasteners makes the deciding factor on whether your mission or business fails or thrives.

Fasteners must be made from a material resistant to unpredictable pressure conditions and is stable under severe temperatures.  At the same time, the fastener material must fulfill specific industry requirements.  Stainless steel is the ideal choice.  It holds up under extreme situations; it is exceptionally strong and meets manufacturer and military standards.

Another important part of an aircraft is the landing gear bolts.  Generally, these bolts are made of alloy steels.  Alloy steels have been proven over time to exhibit tremendous strength and corrosion resistance qualities.  These are the exact traits needed for any landing gear function in an aircraft.  I believe the words “landing gear” exemplifies how fatal having poor landing gear bolts can ensue.

To find out more about the benefits of using stainless steel or nickel alloy bars in your aerospace business, call us today.

 

 

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