Westward Bound!

Posted by September Kirchner on Oct 29, 2018 4:59:24 PM

Grant Kirchner is relocating to California, where he will continue to work for High Performance Alloys. Grant is our third outside salesperson (working remote), he is joining Rick Jenkins and Glenda Nicholas.

During his move, please continue to be patient as he will not have access to phone/internet. Grant will return to work Thursday, November 1st. 

While Grant is out of the office, please contact Derek Boruff with any questions and RFQ's. Derek can be reached at 1-765-945-8230 or by email: Derek.Boruff@HPalloys.com


Grant's Territory is still: New York, Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont 

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Topics: NorthEast sales notice

Cobalt Alloy 6B, AKA HS-6B, STELLITE 6B

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Oct 25, 2018 10:54:54 AM

Did you know that we make our own 6B now?

DFARS: Melted in the USA, forged and finished in Tipton Indiana.

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Topics: cobalt 6B, self mated galling and wear resistance, stellite 6b, buying stellite


Posted by September Kirchner on Oct 4, 2018 1:03:08 PM

Starting Friday October 5th and going through Friday November 16th - HPA will be collecting canned/dry goods for Tipton and Howard County. 

Non perishable goods such as canned meat, boxed meals, canned vegetables/fruit, breakfast items and soup are acceptable. Bulk items preferred (i.e. 1 - 10# can of green beans).

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Topics: Canned food drive

New $100 minimum order

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Sep 13, 2018 12:29:36 PM

After 34 years, we changed our minimum order from $75 to $100.

It was overdue. Consistent increases in costs incurred of cutting, packaging, material certificate storage and retrieval, packing list and invoices (generating a record of all these details) has risen over the years.

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Topics: maximum for the minimum, PMI, metals purchasing tips

HD Plasma coming to High Performance Alloys

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Aug 14, 2018 9:47:38 AM

HD is High Definition, allowing laser like quality without the additional lead time.

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Topics: HD plasma

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

General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) Compliance

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on May 10, 2018 11:07:41 AM

We do use cookies for tracking, but we do not permanently store personally identifiable information such as birthday, sex, credit card numbers, health information, license numbers, or social security numbers.

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Topics: Privacy

Bandsaw Cutting and Grinding Superalloys

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Nov 26, 2017 9:59:11 AM

Bandsaw Cutting Superalloys

When band sawing softer alloys, the more economical high speed steel blades can be utilized. The machine must be set up to cut at much slower speeds to use the high speed steels. Some equipment does not have the capability to slow feed or speed as much as needed. Blades that are 1.5-2" wide or wider are recommended to provide a rigid set up.

Tungsten carbide blades can be utilized and can cut much faster, the trade off will be the number of cuts per hour vs. the higher cost of the blade. Tungsten  Carbide tipped blades are  required when cutting material   with hardness over Rc 37.

Blade manufacturers sucessfully used:

  1. Lenox
  2. Simonds
  3. Bahco

Download  bandsaw cutting worksheet.

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Topics: bandsaw cutting superalloys, grinding superalloys

TOP 10 TIPS  to  Make Good Metals Purchases

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Nov 21, 2017 9:57:00 AM

This is a guide to help to buyers  always get the the best price on metals.  Most metals buyers employ one of these tips, but many of these can be used in the process of buying - all at the same time.

10.)  Buy in bulk - our materials do not have an expiration date. Standards may be updated over the course of several years, but we will work to update certifications upon request.

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Topics: buying stellite, buying nitronic, metals purchasing tips, buying inconel

Machining Inconel Grades

Posted by Jeff Kirchner on Nov 19, 2017 8:56:53 AM

 What is Inconel

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