Common Metals in the Construction Industry

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Chosen for their durability, strength and resistance to weather, metals used in the construction industry serve a wide range of functions. The most common of them are carbon steel, aluminum, copper tubing and stainless steel, which each have their particular qualities and ideal uses. As a whole, however, these metals are ubiquitous in the world […]

Bizx Wires and the Chlor-Alkali Industry

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It might not be a household name, but the global chlor-alkali industry is a critical part of modern manufacturing. At its most basic, chlor-alkali production is a process by which electrolysis is used to turn sodium chloride (saltwater/brine) into two byproducts: chlorine, and sodium hydroxide. In fact, the chlor-alkali process is responsible for 95% of […]

Considerations when Machining Nickel Alloys

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Learn when to use nickel and how to meet its challenges. Although Bizx Wires does not machine nickel alloys, we wanted to provide a useful article to our current and future customers who do. Nickel as a material has a long history in countless applications, from its use as a plating, to an […]

3 Lesser-Known Nickel Alloy Applications

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Nickel is one of the most versatile elements used in industry. While nickel has been used in its pure form since ancient times, today it is most commonly employed in alloys. Nickel’s slow oxidation rate makes it highly resistant to corrosion, and it provides excellent heat resistance as well. It has a wide solubility range […]

Green Alloys: Their Abilities and Advantages

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Across all industries, “green” is a major trend, and typically for good reason. Green products tend to be safer for both people and the planet, as well as containing varying degrees of reusability that lead to cost savings. When it comes to metals and metal products, the same holds true. Green alloys are quickly becoming […]

Comparing, Understanding and Choosing the Right Steel Plate Grade

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You might be aware of the fact that steel plate is a highly prevalent and important material used throughout manufacturing and construction. You may also be aware that many of your projects can’t exist without it. But what you might not know is that not all steel plate is created equal; there are a variety […]

Titanium Grade 5: The Workhorse of Titanium Alloys

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In the world of metals—and the countless industries that count on them—there are a seemingly endless amount of different types, alloys, and applications. It is impossible to put any one metal into one universal generalization. Take titanium, for instance. Titanium is an incredibly important metal in modern manufacturing; it is utilized by every worldwide industry […]

How to Buy Steel Bar

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Steel bar is is one of the more simple shapes to request – but there are some things that you should know when asking for a quote. 2. Metal Grade1. Hot Rolled vs. Cold FinishedFirst of all, there is both Hot Rolled and Cold Finished bar. Most typically, a full length Hot Rolled (HR) bar […]

OCTGs and the World of Oil Exploration

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Everything that makes modern life possible including transportation, refrigeration, manufacturing, and even the device you are using to read this blog, could not function without a constant supply of gas and oil. In 2013, the world consumed a staggering 91 million barrels-a-day, with the United States leading the way with 18.5 million barrels used. In […]

How to Buy Metal Wire

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Metal wire may seem like an easy thing to order (or at least, easier than angle, beam, tube, plate, or pipe), however there are some factors that can make it more complicated than what is initially apparanet. The key to accurately ordering metal wire is making sure you’re aware of the exact specifications you need […]