A little more information required

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Jul 27, 2018 10:52:00 AM

I sent an email out this week asking what country they resided. I know - it's a little odd, why would HPAlloys need to know the country of residence?

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Topics: High Performance Alloys

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 Performance Alloys featured on NATGEO

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Aug 22, 2014 9:00:00 AM
High Performance Alloys was chosen to participate in the National Geographic’s television series “Showdown of the Unbeatables.” The Tipton, Ind. based company was more than happy to participate and highlight the strength of their metals.

 According to the National Geographic’s website, Showdown of the Unbeatables has the “very best American companies do battle with their prize products.”   High Performance Alloys faced off against California-based company, Republic Lagun in the  fifth episode of the series. Republic Lagun brought their expertise in machining to the table while High Performance Alloys supplied the super durable alloys.   The alloys High Performance supplied were hardened and aged Cobalt 6B and a nickel-based alloy, Inconel 718. These alloys faced off against the VGC 4428 industrial super drill supplied by Republic Lagun.

 
The Unbeatables’ film crew spent a day filming various activities at the Tipton based plant. They also conducted several interviews with business owner David Kirchner, and the founder Russ Kirchner.   Interestingly, High Performance Alloys lifted one of the company’s 11,000lb forklifts using chains and their .312 diameter super stainless steel. The steel lifted it with ease.
 
After shooting in Tipton, the Kirchners were off to California for the faceoff. The show features two hosts, one for each group. The Kirchners met with their host, Zane Lamprey, and set out to put their alloy to the test.   Republic Lagun was given three minutes to drill through the metals. They were able to push through the Inconel 718, but were not able to get through the Cobalt 6B in time. High Performance Alloys was crowned the winner.
 
High Performance Alloys is proud to show off the strength of their metals against a tough test in Republic Lagun. Beyond that, they were able to showcase the potential of their metals and just how strong they really are.
 
written by Kaegan Stogsdill
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Topics: cobalt 6B, High Performance Alloys, INCONEL 718, NATGEO, showdown of the unbeatables, zane lamprey

The F-35 Makes its Inaugural Flight in Britain

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on May 9, 2012 9:44:00 AM
It was a brief 45 minute flight. No sonic speed records were broken; no oceans or English Channels were crossed; no flag-waving crowds were expectantly assembled. Yet it was surely one of the most historic moments to date in the history of the Royal Air Force: the inaugural test flight of Britain’s new F-35B Lightning II. The $259 million vertical takeoff and landing stealth fighter is England’s first so-called “5th generation” combat aircraft, making the U.K. the only other country in NATO (besides America) to have stealth capabilities for its air force as of yet.
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Topics: F-35, High Performance Alloys, NITRONIC 60

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