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Manufacturing highlight: Mechanical property enhancement through the use of grain refinement

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Feb 10, 2017 2:05:00 PM

Grain refinement

There are many applications that can benefit from grain refinement. Grain refinement is a result of specific manufacturing techniques which allow for a finer grain. In almost every case, a finer grain material will outperform a coarser grain item of the same material. The basis of finer grains being stronger is that while there are more dislocations in the material, it is more difficult to make all these dislocations line up. Finer grains also typically have less precipitates in the boundaries. Precipitates are oxides, carbon, and interstitial elements that are not in solution of the grain. Precipitates are normally not as strong as the material itself - tending to make a precipitated material more brittle.
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Topics: elevated strength materials, enhanced mechanical properties, HASTELLOY C-22, HASTELLOY C-276, INCONEL 622, INCONEL 686, INCONEL 718, L605, NITRONIC 50, NITRONIC 60, superalloy grain refinement

Visit us at NACE CORROSION 2017

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Feb 9, 2017 11:07:00 AM
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Topics: CORROSION 2017 BOOTH 828, CORROSION NEW ORLEANS, March 28 2017, March 29 2017, March 30 2017, NACE CORROSION 2017

Understanding Nitronic alloys

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Nov 22, 2016 8:41:00 AM
As seen on Modern Metals  November 2016

Nitrogen-strengthened stainless steels can provide many benefits, says Jeff Kirchner, COO of High Performance Alloys

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Topics: modern metals, nitrogen strengthened stainless, Nitronic alloys

eStore overview of benefits and capabilities

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Nov 16, 2016 4:55:00 PM

Create an item in the eStore

Benefits

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Topics: buy nitronic, instant quote, metal estore, metal supply online, superalloys online

Material samples provided by High Performance Alloys

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Nov 4, 2016 9:36:00 AM
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Topics: project needs material, research and development materials, sample materials, superalloy samples

Customer Reviews Summary

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Oct 11, 2016 8:09:00 AM

Customer service is important. We know, we have to buy products too. We have all experienced bad customer service and we know it is to be avoided. At High Performance Alloys, the service comes before the sale, with the sale and after the sale. We are extremely proud of our customer service. Here are some of the reviews we have received from customers:

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Topics: high performance review, hpalloy.com customer service, hpalloy reviews

NITRONIC: Material Tradename

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on May 23, 2016 3:47:00 PM
NITRONIC: A material Tradename 
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Topics: definition of NITRONIC, nitronic series types, what is Nitronic

Published torque values for Nitronic 60 Fasteners

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on May 20, 2016 3:32:00 AM

  NITRONIC 60 is a natural stainless material for fastening systems. With an elevated yield strength (almost twice that of 304 and 316) in the annealed condition, it will take higher forces than popular stainless steels. This strengthening is primarily through the addition of Nitrogen to the composition. With the additions of Silicon and Manganese the material resists galling much better than these grades as well. These additions in essence help the inherent lubricity of the alloy and when coupled with the higher strength means that it will take higher stress before stretching or galling and tearing the thread. 

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Topics: nitronic 60 torque, nitronic fasteners, torque values nitronic, Fastenening

We offer you our 'Research Facility'

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on May 17, 2016 1:09:00 PM

Research and Development Facility Expanding Production

We are expanding to handle greater production requirements, because we do not want to turn away any potential clients. Although we may be busier than ever, and running extra shifts - we plan to still offer the quick lead times and short production runs that have made us one of the best kept secrets in the business. Word of mouth advertising with engineers has helped us through the years. We'd like your help in keeping the engineers informed of the possibilities we can offer.
 
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Topics: metal Research facility, metals research and development partner, R&D tax credit, research and development tax credit

A Look Back - 30 years in the making

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on May 16, 2016 12:43:00 PM
[We had a series of articles written for High Performance Alloys (HPA)
as a reflection of the roots of the company,
and early achievements - this is one such article.]

The Very Beginning 
 
  Starting a company is difficult, but starting a company in the middle of a trying economic recession is just crazy. That bit of crazy made the small company of High Performance Alloy s a stable leader i n the industry for the past 30 years. 
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Topics: High Performance Alloys, hpa - the early days, small quantity specialist

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