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Color codes of commonly used tool steel

Color code refers to the identification marked with paint on the steel cross-section or body to identify different steel grades and materials. Color coding is necessary to ensure that steel is correctly identified, used and stored. Tool steel has a wide range of application in many industry sectors known for their exceptional combination of hardness and […]

What is titanium sponge?

  Titanium is silver colored and one of the most corrosion-resistant structural metals. It took 120 years from the first titanium discovery in the late 18th century to the production of pure titanium and then the metallurgist spent nearly 40 years put the pure titanium obtained in the laboratory into the industrial production. Many researchers […]

Why titanium is popular in bicycle manufacturing?

Titanium is a silver colored and highly active light metal. Its density is 4.51g/cm3, which is only 57% of iron but three times in the term of the strength. Designs made using the properties provided by titanium often result in reliable, economic and more durable systems and components that exceed service life expectations at a lower […]

Titanium material weight calculation formula

Titanium and titanium alloys is a silver colored and highly active metal. It’s characterized by its high strength, high corrosion resistance, low weight ratio, low thermal conductivity and no magnetism. Titanium is widely used for a wide variety of applications where demand high levels of reliable performance. There are a number of important factors should consider […]

Tool Steel Grades Definition System

According to the different chemical composition, tool steels can be divided into carbon tool steels, alloy tool steels and high speed steels (high alloy tool steels). Alloy Tool steel (here referred tool steel) is a type of carbon and alloy steel that is well-matched for tool manufacturing because of its hardness, resistance to abrasion and […]

What’re the main properties of hot work tool steel?

  Hot work tool steel is the high alloyed Cr-Mo-V tool steel which used for the non-cutting forming of workpieces made of iron and alloys at high temperatures. They are applied in processing such as hot forging dies, extrusion, drop forging as well as tube and glass products manufacturing. In recent years, in order to […]

Corrosion resistance analysis of duplex stainless steel S32205 plate

  Duplex stainless steel S32205 combines the advantages of Ferrite and Austenite steel. It characterized good corrosion performance excellent welding performance, is widely used in industry and components like chemical processing, paper manufacturing, desalination equipment, firewalls, bridges, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, turbine blades and transmission shafts of offshore systems. The higher content of chromium, molybdenum […]

What’s the difference between brass and bronze?

  In the last article, we discussed “what’s the admiralty brass”, today let us take the “brass” on the table. As the two of frequently used of copper alloy, they indeed have various of similarities more than the literalness, sometimes brass and bronze are a source of confusion and people often mix them up, Can you […]

What’s admiralty brass?

  Brass is a Copper-zinc alloy with the addition of alloying elements such as Tin, Arsenic, Manganese, Aluminum, Silicon and Lead, which are usually less than 5 %. Theses addition elements enhance the whole alloy properties, making the material is ideal for specific application areas. There are over 40 standard grades of brass with zinc […]

4 commonly used welding methods for titanium alloy

  Titanium offers an amazing corrosion resistance but is two times lighter than steel. Titanium also has a very high tendency to oxidize at higher temperatures. It extremely important to keep the molten metal away from atmospheric air while welding because even very little contamination of oxygen will lead to porosity. With the wide application […]