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Material samples provided by High Performance Alloys

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

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

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: metals research and development partner, metal Research facility, 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

High Strength NITRONIC 60 Bridge Hinge Pins

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on May 12, 2016 9:00:00 AM
High Performance Alloys, a distributor of Nitronic 60 and producer of high strength Nitronic 60. This alloys makes bridge hinge pins for use in high strength applications. Nitronic 60 a chromium nickel stainless steel that is excellent for high strength situations. It also has good corrosion resistance and great galling resistance. These characteristics of the high strength steel help it to be very effective in construction projects such as bridge repairs and construction.
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Topics: NITRONIC 60, bridge hinge pin, bridge pin, gall tough plus pin, pin and hanger bridge system

High Performance Alloys is working toward AS9100

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Apr 5, 2016 8:47:00 AM
High Performance Alloys is  updating our QA manual from   ISO9001:2008 to ISO9001:2015, and in the process augment to AS9100 as well. 
 
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Topics: AS9100 certification, AS9100 superalloy mill, AS9100 supplier

Hoover Dam Project

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Mar 29, 2016 9:58:00 AM
High Performance Alloys' work can be seen all across the country. High Performance Alloys has been featured in public works including the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Hoover Dam. Our product is something that is able to not only hold through the test of time, but also through extreme conditions.
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Topics: nitronic 60 wear applications, self mated galling and wear resistance

Increasing our work force to include 2-3 shifts for the GFM’s and centerless grinding

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Mar 23, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Increased demand and new customers have prompted a change in our schedules

Historically we have been running one shift a day, occasionally some overtime, and every now and then weekends. As a small family company we try to accommodate the needs of our employees and their families, so we rarely work Sundays. It is a good problem to have right now, as the rest of the country seems to be shedding jobs with the uncertain economy of commodity pricing related to mining and oil. 
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Topics: manufacturing jobs, skilled workforce needed

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