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Comparing 7075 Aluminum vs 6061

Comparing 7075 Aluminum vs 6061

This article was published on: 04/5/21 10:00 AM

When choosing an aluminum alloy for a project, it’s important to consider the attributes you need for the final application – whether it’s strength, corrosion resistance, conductivity, or a combination of these qualities. 7075 aluminum and 6061 aluminum are two common types of alloy in the industry that are worth comparing. What is the Chemical …

Is aluminum an alloy?

Is Aluminum an Alloy?

This article was published on: 03/29/21 8:00 AM

What exactly is aluminum? Is it a natural element or a man-made alloy? The answer is: both! But aluminum can take on a variety of shapes and forms depending on how it’s treated. Read on to learn more about this important element and how it has come to play a part in a variety of …

John Nichols Retired with Kloeckner

How We’ll Remember Big John

This article was published on: 03/23/21 8:05 AM

“It’s been a well-spent journey,” John Nichols begins. Big John, as his colleagues nicknamed him, reflects on his life a week before retirement. He was 45 years old when he started as a forklift operator and packager for Edgcomb steel (now Kloeckner Metals) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. “I never in my life expected to be here …

extruded aluminum

What to Know About Extruded Aluminum

This article was published on: 03/14/21 8:00 AM

Once an aluminum alloy is formed, what’s next for the raw material? It might be extruded aluminum. Read on to learn more about what are aluminum extrusions and how it allows aluminum to take on a multitude of shapes and purposes. What Is Extruded Aluminum? Extruded aluminum is the byproduct of heating aluminum material and pushing …

Kloeckner Welcomes Francis Mathis

Kloeckner Metals Welcomes Francis Mathis

This article was published on: 03/8/21 10:00 AM

The stakes are high. Francis Mathis knows he only has a 20% chance of making his high school basketball team. He’s competing with 75 boys for 15 spots. Many of them are older, faster, bigger, and stronger. But neither the odds, nor the pressure, intimidate him. Life’s the Best Coach Francis is the youngest of …

6061 vs 6063

Comparing 6061 vs 6063 Aluminum

This article was published on: 03/1/21 10:00 AM

In comparing 6061 vs 6063 aluminum, you’ll see 6061 aluminum and 6063 aluminum are both popular alloys used in extrusions for a variety of architectural, machinery, equipment, and consumer products. 6061 aluminum and 6063 aluminum are similar in composition and mechanical properties. Their magnesium content provides increased strength, and silicon reduces their melting temperature. Their …

Kloeckner Welcomes Julie Heu

Kloeckner Metals Welcomes Lifelong Adventurer Julie Heu

This article was published on: 02/22/21 9:00 AM

At 16, Julie Heu left France unaccompanied. TV shows glamorizing California enticed her away from all the stability she had ever known. She dreamt of a perfect breeze on a sunny day, stunning mansions with palm trees, huge windows, and a beach straight out of Baywatch. Then, she arrived. Among her most difficult and immediate …

structural steel shapes

A Rundown of Structural Steel Shapes

This article was published on: 02/15/21 10:30 AM

Structural steel shapes provide support to buildings of all kinds. They’re integral to weight distribution and ensure the integrity, safety, and durability of buildings. In addition to being characterized by their shape, structural steel shapes vary in their mechanical, and chemical qualities, which also play a role in determining how they are used and when. …

Employee Spotlight_Meneco Ponds

Meneco Ponds: When You’re In It For The Long Haul

This article was published on: 02/9/21 10:00 AM

You might be driving for hours. It might be snowing as you move through the Appalachian Mountains. Your truck load could be upwards of 30,000 pounds. On a downhill, you feel a rush of adrenaline. You pay close attention, and stay on the lookout for ice. You know the truck is nothing to play with. …

what are aluminum extrusions

What Are Aluminum Extrusions?

This article was published on: 02/2/21 10:00 AM

Chances are, you have heard about aluminum extrusions. They have a major presence in a wide range of consumer and industrial goods. But what exactly are they, and what is the process like? What are Aluminum Extrusions? Aluminum extrusions are shapes of aluminum that can be solid, semi-hollow, or hollow. Many everyday products get their …

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