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Shaped Centrifugal Castings

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MetalTek International Glossary of Metal Casting Terms

Centrifugal Casting Process: Advantages and Limitations

Casting Processes: When To Use Which Method

What is Centrifugal Casting and How Does It Work?

Sand Casting Process: Advantages and Limitations

What is Investment Casting and How Does It Work?

What is Sand Casting and How Does It Work?

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Sand Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

MetalTek's Wisconsin Centrifugal Division Reaches Two Million Hours Without A Lost Time Incident

Investment Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

Continuous Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

What Is The Continuous Casting Process?

Near-net Shaping Process: Featured Solution Examples

Near-Net Shaping: Combining Shaping Technology with the Centrifugal Process

Centrifugal Casting Process: Featured Solution Examples

E.J. Kubick Named Chief Operating Officer of MetalTek International

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Material Applications: Corrosion Resistant Alloy Comparison Part: 2

Why Certain Metals Offer Greater Wear Resistance

Material Applications: High Temperature Corrosion

Material Applications: Alternative Corrosion Resistant Materials

Material Applications: Wear Resistant Alloy Comparison

Material Applications: Wear Resistance

Material Applications: Corrosion Resistant Alloy Comparison Part: 1

What Is Pitting Resistance Equivalency Number (PREn)?

Material Applications: Corrosion Types

Material Applications: Corrosion Resistance

Material Applications: Heat Resistant Alloy Profiles Part 2

Material Applications: Heat Resistant Alloy Profiles Part 1

Material Applications: Heat Resistance

How To Evaluate Materials - Properties To Consider

What Is Austenitic Stainless Steel?

Cobalt-Based Material Profiles

What Are Cobalt-Based Metals?

Tool Steel Material Profiles

What Are Tool Steel Alloys?

Heat Resistant Stainless Steel Material Profiles:Part 2

Heat Resistant Stainless Steel Material Profiles:Part 1

Nickel-Based Material Profiles: Part 2

Nickel-Based Material Profiles: Part 1

Nickel-Based Alloys

Severe Corrosion & Heat Resistant Material Profiles

Nitronic Austenitic Stainless Steel Material Profile

Ferralium Duplex Stainless Steel Material Profile

Precipitation Hardening Stainless Steel

Selecting Super Austenitic Stainless Steel

Austenitic Stainless Steel Material Profile

What Is Duplex Stainless Steel?

Martensitic Stainless Steel Material Profile

Ferritic Stainless Steel Material Profile

What Are Ferrous Alloys?

Manganese Bronze Material Profile

Red Brass Material Profiles

Bearium Alloys

High Lead Tin Bronze Material Profiles

High Lead Tin Bronze

Tin Bronze Material Profile

What Is Tin Bronze?

Nickel Aluminum Bronze Material Profile

Aluminum Bronze Material Profile

What Is Aluminum Bronze?

Copper Based Alloys - An Overview

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