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Article: Reshoring an Alloy

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Jul 9, 2020 9:47:19 AM

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Topics: cobalt 6B, regulations

We will be closed on Monday May 25

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on May 21, 2020 3:13:18 PM

In observance of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2020.

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Topics: holidays

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on May 5, 2020 4:02:09 PM

It is an odd day, a rare day.

Can you remember the last time May 5th landed on a Tuesday?

May 5 is the 125th day of the year (126th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar.

The year was 2015  (According to WikiPedia).

April seemed years long this year, and March as well for that matter. Didn't have to decide on where to eat for Valentine's day. Missed out on  St. Patrick's day festivities with friends.  The only bright spot was the dreaded tax day, April 15th, has been moved to July.

We've reached the mid-point of spring for us in the Northern Hemisphere. 240 days left of 2020.

We are just glad to be working still. Things have really slowed down though. (Spring cleaning has commenced!) Did you know in almost 35 years of business, we have never had to lay off people? We've definitely had some slim years, and a few losing years.

You could say that we just love to sell metal, and that we care about our small family of employees.

Send us your requirements - please. Our general sales email has been upgraded to route you to the correct person, just drop a line to sales@hpalloy.com

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Topics: holidays

HPAlloy #COVID19

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Apr 7, 2020 4:16:40 PM

 

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FDA Statement on HPA Cobalt 6B for use in food processing equipment

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Mar 19, 2020 5:29:33 PM

Found this gem (see FDA letter below) in a pile of paper materials to be shredded. It is important to note that reducing metal contamination to food is an important goal.
Nobody wants steel shavings in their cornflakes!

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Topics: cobalt 6B, stellite 6b

UPDATE: NACE Corrosion 2020 Postponed in Houston

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Mar 9, 2020 12:16:49 PM

Postponed from March 15 - 19 to June 14-18

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Topics: NACE Corrosion 2020

Mini-mill benefits

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Feb 24, 2020 11:27:44 AM

Are you searching for materials that have better properties?

Need a custom chemical composition?

HPAlloys can help! Through one on our trusted melt shops, we are able to offer melts from 50 lbs to 500 lbs. Vacuum cast virgin material created by one of the leading custom melt shops in the USA.

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Topics: grain refinement

Update of Fax Number / lower packaging prices

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Jan 24, 2020 5:05:57 PM

The only thing that stays the same is change.

With the advent of email, the usage of (the commerce changing) facsimile machine has diminished.

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Topics: Packaging

INCOLOY 27-7 Mo sheet and plate stock available

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Jan 3, 2020 2:14:15 PM

INCOLOY® alloy 27-7MO (UNS S31277; EP 1,263,999 B1) is an advanced 7% molybdenum super-austenitic stainless steel offering corrosion resistance in most environments superior to 6% molybdenum super-austenitic stainless steels.

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Topics: INCOLOY 27-7Mo

[HEADS UP]: Inserted Third Party SCAM *Beware*

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Dec 30, 2019 2:47:07 PM

While I cannot say that it is a common occurrence, I wanted to write this to let our viewers know of it's existence, how it happens and how to reduce the possibility.

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Topics: banking safety

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