Once a year the Dutch metal wholesaler MCB arranges a special event. Who wins the “Best Supplier Award 2017”? Criteria are efficiency, production processes and interfaces – also in stainless steel production.
Where are the differences between the stainless steel grades 1.4404 (316L) and 1.4571 (316Ti)? Please check the following analysis that highlights some of the main pros and cons of both material grades.
Montanstahl manufactures high-quality stainless steel profiles. Most of them have a grit shot blasted finish. Next to cold rolled profiles, there is another product family: decorative polished stainless steel T-sections.
Montanstahl produces much more than only stainless steel profiles. Some skilled BBQ fans built the grill for the company’s barbeque party. Read more about our unique stainless steel BBQ.
Cold rolled stainless steel profiles and special shapes find use in various applications. These include mechanical engineering and construction as well as aesthetic applications.
US president Donald Trump declared an investigation into steel imports assuming they are a threat to national security. Therefore, he is threatening restrictions on steel imports, arousing the anger of the EU.
Hot extruded profiles in stainless steel offer a solution where a high level of corrosion resistance is necessary. Hot extrusion works well for different type of materials, like aluminium, and also stainless steel or carbon steel.
Bent stainless steel HEB beams are used for space travel. Before the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer was used on the ISS, it had to be tested under real conditions.
For the construcion of the Dallas City Performance Hall, rectangular hollow sections made of carbon steel are needed to meet the demands of the façade’s unique design.
Propulsion systems for large ships and vessels use a telescopic mast, so the canvas can be blown by wind. This construction yearns for tailored hollow carbon steel sections.
One can see stainless steel surfaces in many industries as well as in daily life. So the questions arises which method is best for cleaning stainless steel.
Stainless steel is one of our most used manufacturing materials. However, steels are also economical to recycle, prompting a huge industry in the collection and recycling of steel products.
Clean rooms in the food industry increasingly rely on stainless steel equipment. They must maintain few environmental pollutants to prevent any tainting during the production, assembly or testing process.
3D laser printing has revolutionised computer aided manufacturing. The process enables producing complex components with higher tolerances and a higher degree of precision. So a variety of special shapes are possible.
As a material test reactor, the Jules Horowitz Reactor (JHR) in France plays an important role in developing nuclear energy technology. Montanstahl participated in that with supplying HEB stainless steel beams.
In modern architecture, the use of stainless steel in urban space is raising. Special profiles and stainless steel sections for individual design are very popular.
Stainless steel has come up as one of the finest extractions of steel. Hence, stainless steel structural sections are used more and more in different sectors.
The demand for stainless steel has seen substantial growth not only in construction, but also in the luxury business. Especially prestigious watches are more and more made off precious metals.
Steel windows are ideal for renovations in historic or heritage buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries, but they are equally impressive additions in newer high-end residential properties and boutique commercial buildings. Not only can they create aesthetically pleasing homes, but they also contribute to healthier indoor living and a reduced environmental footprint.
The anti-corrosive stainless environment in both onshore and offshore applications is principal for many countries around the world. Hence, using duplex stainless steel (DSS) more and more is obvious.
Stainless steel is the most durable of metals. Its mechanical properties enable its structures to remain extremely resistant to rust. Nevertheless, corrosion can’t be precluded. But there are ways to mninimize the risk of corrosion.
Stainless steel is the optimal material for a great collection of applications. The material is hundred percent recyclable and already recycled as raw material. Tee sections are ideal structural components for applications with corrosion issues.
Stainless steel is most commonly used in the construction industry due to its strength and durability. So stainless steel channels can offer many advantages to a steel construction.
The general trend of stainless steel designer furnishings looms to a dominance of stainless steel: Office furniture, lock-up appliances or accessories for domestic kitchens are made of premium stainless steel.
Heaving the tender of a luxury yacht into water and putting it back onboard is not possible without an auxiliary device. A crane boom made of duplex stainless steel is needed.
After Chernobyl experienced the catastrophe on April 26, 1986 volunteers encased the nuclear power plant in a sarcophagus of concrete and steel. Thirty years later it is newly entombed.
Everyday you see at least one stainless steel surface: in your own kitchen, but also at stores or college campuses. For their various uses, producers have to treat them differently.
A US-american university with focus on agricultural and nutritional science is being renovated, including the on-campus dairy. For this, high-class stainless steel special beams are used.
Stop-logs are used to control water levels in floodgates or the water flow in a river, canal or reservoir. They can also help to control systems for fresh water conductions.
Due to its hygienic characteristics, stainless steel is essential in hospitals and infirmaries. For medical applications, a Swiss private clinic also needs stainless steel beams with special measurements.
One of the world’s leading companies active in the ore mining and quarrying industry requires several special tailored sections both in stainless and carbon steel for their operations in Indonesia.
For a shopping mall in Dublin (Ireland) the architect designed an appealing special stainless steel shape. According to this, a trapezoidal hollow section with sharp edges is welded.
There are different methodsto cut stainless steel sheets and technical aspects have to be valuated to choose one: Quality of cut, tolerance and production speed are critical performance issues.
Stainless steel has been used in waste water treatment plants over the last fifty years due to its corrosion resistive properties. This is primarily because they do not experience thinning and a corrosion allowance is not required.
Walking through any of Europe’s capital cities offers quite a record in how radically the direction of the styles of building facades has changed even during the last century.
T-sections are custom-made for the special employment within coke ovens in Poland. On that account laser welding technology is deployed and the results are sensational.
While building an off-shore regasification plant in Norway stainless steel structures are used. Because of their special usage the HEA beams have to display special features. And the construction itself also needs a lot of creativity.
Special beams are produced for a large project by laser welding. During the manufacturing, special demands are required. Furthermore, permanent quality control plays a major role while creating the beams.
Curved sections are used more and more for the rebuildung of oil refineries. But their use is still a challenge which needs designers and manufacturers to be creative.
Solar power plants with concentrating solar power – or CSP for short – might sound like an exciting new technology, but it’s actually been around for almost 35 years.
Long lasting stop-logs should possess both a certain level of sturdiness and agility. After all, they are lifted up and down, or removed completely using hoists and hydraulic lifters.
Stainless steel sections form the basis of constructional and manufacturing projects. While the majority of structural steel members are hot rolled, smaller and more precise sections may be cold drawn or machined.
Every product has its best suitable manufactoring process. Every one of them creates a different result. Cold rolling is one of the best technologies for making high-end products.
Hot rolling is an industrial process for re-working principally steels but also stainless steels. Steelworks melt the material. To make it transportable, the melted steel cools down in different shapes.
HVAC systems as air conditioning and refrigeration equipment on offshore platforms, ensuring the highest safety standards and granting long operation thanks to the use of high-end materials.
The well-known Gas Metal Arc Welding was developed and is in use since the early nineteenth century. It gets in comparison with Laser Beam Welding, a new welding method that is industrialized since the late eighties and has become a common practice in the automotive industry as well as in the production of pipes for…
Standard sections in stainless steel come with a length of six meters. This is seldom the needed length of the application. Custom lengths and processing are possible through laser welding.
The use of duplex stainless steel on oil platforms has become very common lately. Its application is concentrated on the topside, the upper part outside the water.
During the last years, Montanstahl achieved significant results regarding safety at work. The amount of working accidents dropped by more than fifty percent in the last six years.
Various applications call for pipe and tubing support made in stainless steel. The applications range from food and beverage, to chemical plants, to oil-rigs.
There is a wide range of production methods for stainless steel channels and angle bars, covering the demand. Which performance to use can be established according to the following differentiation.
Laser welded structural sections in stainless steel are getting more and more recognized and accepted in the nuclear applications when corrosion resistance is an issue.