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Centrifugal Casting: Why It’s the Greenest Way To Make Metal Parts

August 24th, 2022

There are multiple benefits to centrifugal casting, but one that doesn’t get talked about enough is the lower environmental impact of centrifugal casting. As long ago as 1997, a study by the global business school INSEAD concluded that recycling-based casting is the “wave of the (immediate) future” because of its intelligent use of existing material. […]

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Six Key Components to Expect in a Foundry Warranty

July 28th, 2022

When you buy specialty tube components, you want to be reassured that you’re spending your money on something that will last. But if for some reason it doesn’t, it’s just as important to know you can reach out to the manufacturer for support. That’s where warranties come in. A foundry’s warranty is an extension of […]

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From Commodity to Quality: Not the HSLA Steel You Used to Know

May 17th, 2022

If you’re treating HSLA steel as a commodity, you may not realize you can get even closer to what you want without having to spend more, thanks to two processes. In this post, we’ll focus on those processes and why they make such a big difference. We’ll also explain how they can upgrade your HSLA […]

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Why Using a Centrifugal Cast 8620 Equivalent Will Get You More for Less

May 11th, 2022

The 8620 material grade is popular in tube part designs and is usually viewed as only a commodity. But what if there was an equivalent metal produced using a different process that could manufacture a better tube product? Below you’ll learn how an 8620 equivalent can live up to (and may even surpass) the original […]

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Custom vs. Standard Metal Tubing: 3 Critical Factors to Consider

April 8th, 2022

Is it better to search for commercial off-the-shelf tubing or design with a completely custom tube? To answer that question, we’ll look at why standard tubing sometimes falls short and three critical tubing design considerations to keep in mind when you’re considering customized tubing as an option. Custom vs. standard tubing comparison Here’s a chart […]

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Optimize Your Metal: Why Heat Treatments Make Your Metal Tube Better

February 3rd, 2022

Heat treating is a significant step in creating high-quality tubing components and is an important part of the foundry process. It’s a technique designed to move your metal tube beyond casting, increasing its durability and longevity.  In this post, we’ll look at four specific heat treatments, what improvements they provide and how it aids in […]

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4 Applications Made Better by Using Centrifugal Casting and CNC Finish Machining

January 18th, 2022

Advanced CNC finishing capabilities eliminate process variation, integrate rapid-fire operations, and create flexibility so you can design a better product. This post will examine four examples of how it can make a product created with centrifugal casting even better. Because CNC machining removes unneeded metal fast and selectively, it’s a finishing process that works perfectly […]

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What is Centrifugal Casting and Why Does It Create Better Tubing Products?

January 14th, 2022

Centrifugal casting is a highly efficient manufacturing process for creating hollow cylindrical parts that are economical and offer superior soundness. It’s also a process that is often either unknown or misunderstood. From the different types available to the varying industry applications, this article will explore the ins and outs of how centrifugal casting works, how […]

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Which Casting Method is Best for Your Part?

January 3rd, 2022

Whether you’re creating a component for the defense industry or a custom aftermarket part for a luxury car, cost and quality are always critical. Deciding on the right manufacturing process impacts those factors and is an essential consideration at the early design stages. Get it wrong, and it will end up costing you time, money, […]

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