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Type 301 Stainless Steel

Type 301 Stainless Steel Type 301 Stainless Steel (UNS S30100) is an austenitic chromium-nickel stainless steel that is available in the annealed and cold worked conditions and known for its corrosion and heat resistance. In the annealed condition, Type 301 offers the highest level of stretch formability of any stainless steel and in the heavily…

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Type 201 Stainless Steel

Type 201 Stainless Steel Type 201 (UNS S20100) is an austenitic chromium-nickel-manganese stainless steel that was developed in the 1950’s due to worldwide nickel shortages. In the Type 201 composition, manganese and nitrogen are partially substituted for nickel. Type 201 addresses the volatility of nickel prices while offering comparable corrosion resistance and formability to Type…

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Type 304 Stainless Steel

Type 304 Stainless Steel Type 304/304L is the modern version of “18-8” stainless steel containing approximately 18% chromium and 8% nickel and is the most commonly specified stainless steel used throughout the world. Type 304/304L is a versatile, general purpose stainless steel with good resistance to atmospheric corrosion, and to many chemicals and food and…

How To Determine a Machine’s True Value!

Justifying a capital equipment purchase by calculating its return on investment (ROI) can be challenging for many shops. Manufacturers oftentimes focus entirely on initial equipment price when making these calculations, neglecting proper evaluation of the total life cycle cost or anticipated performance of the equipment. In reality, the acquisition, operating, maintenance and decommission costs can…

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Welcome to Our New Website!

Tempered and Specialty Metals has a new website! We have been working very hard to make our site easy to navigate, user-friendly and provide a wealth of information, tools, and resources to help you with every facet of coil processing. On our new website, you will be able to: Access any of our technical green…