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Aluminum 3003 car radiator
08/04/20
Aluminum ore is the most abundant metal element in the Earth’s crust. It is converted from bauxite, a sedimentary rock that is comprised of a number of aluminum and other compounds. While aluminum has become invaluable to a range of industries, it is not easy to access and undergoes a complex conversion process before becoming ...
3003 aluminum
07/28/20
3003 aluminum sheet and 5052 aluminum sheet are typically known as “Common Alloys” because they are two of the most widely specified alloys in the aluminum industry. But the differences between them show that even minor tweaks in the composition can have a big impact when it comes to desired properties and end-uses. Here is a list ...
aluminum 5052 perforated panelsc
07/21/20
5052 aluminum is popular because it is one of the most versatile aluminum alloys. It is strong enough for fuel tanks, but adaptable enough for utensils. Why is 5052 such a popular choice with our customers? Here’s the in-depth answer. A General Introduction to 5052 Aluminum Among 5052 aluminum’s benefits are good weldability, very good resistance to corrosion, and high fatigue strength. Because ...
heat treatment steel anneaing
07/14/20
In our last blog post, we covered the three stages of heat treatment that include heating the metal to a set temperature (the heating stage), keeping it at that temperature for a specific length of time (the soaking stage), and cooling it down to room temperature with a method that depends on the type of ...
heat treatment
07/07/20
Overview of Heat Treatment All of the typical processes performed on metals produce heat, whether it’s welding or cutting, and any time you heat metal, you change the metallurgical structure and properties of it. Inversely, you can also use heat treatment to restore metals to its original form. Heat treatment is the process of heating metal without letting it reach its molten, or melting, stage, ...
Annealing, Annealed Metal
06/30/20
Annealing is a specific process of heat treatment that alters the properties of metal. While there are many different types of heat treatment, annealing is popular because it increases ductability and reduces hardness. In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the process of annealing. What Is The Annealing Process? Annealing is ...
ByStar Fiber Laser Cutting
06/23/20
Late last year, the Bystar Fiber Bystronic became Kloeckner Metals’ latest state-of-the-art laser cutting equipment when it was installed at Kloeckner Charlotte. Fiber laser cutting has been one of the most disruptive technologies introduced to the metalworking market since CO2 lasers were first introduced for cutting sheet metal back in the 1980s. Fiber laser cutting ...
Kloeckner Steel Pipe Steel Tube
06/16/20
Do You Know the Difference between Steel Pipe and Steel Tube? People often think that both are the same. They both can be seamless or welded. However, there are significant differences between steel pipe and steel tube. A pipe is round. A tube can be round, square, rectangular, or oval in shape. Pipes are primarily ...
Business Leadership
06/09/20
We first shared Kloeckner’s Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) back in February. The business leadership program, now in its third year, helps new and emerging leaders develop essential skills across Kloeckner’s 170 branches worldwide and prepares them to take on new roles and challenges as Kloeckner and the manufacturing industry digitizes. Cultivating talent is one pillar ...

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