Materials Support

Experts on
Steel

We know what steel can do. Whether good, bad, or downright puzzling. Download our technical case studies to learn how we help steel perform better for our customers.

Solutions In Action

Tearing on extruded edges?

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High-maintenance tooling?

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Cracking in forming process?

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Heat-treated parts not cutting it?

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Forming challenges? Earing?

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Cracking while drawing?

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Analyzing structural safety?

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Parts bending and cracking?

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Cracks happening?

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Sourcing a custom surface?

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Reducing part costs?

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Our technical knowhow helps steel perform better. In the lab and on your line.

Our expert metallurgists work closely with you to improve products, assist in developing new products, solve technical problems, and recommend the right types of metals, processes, and specs to use.

Process Experts

Annealing makes steel perform better.

Hydrogen annealing improves machinability, facilitates cold-work, and enhances mechanical and electrical properties and stability of dimensions. Just one example of how we combine materials and processes to make steel better.

Testing & Analysis

The proof is in the performance.

You can tap our testing and analytical expertise for new products, materials-related problem solving, quality assurance, supplier trials, and specialty solutions. We have a full range of in-house metallurgical testing capabilities, and trusted partners for welding and forming.

Metallurgical Lab

Put our lab to the test.

Our advanced metals evaluation laboratory is available to support your product and process development. Testing helps predict the performance of a material before it runs live in your facility, using chemistries, mechanical properties analysis, tensile test, hardness tests, and imaging. Our lab is accredited through ISO and QS certifications.

Accreditations include OHSAS 18001 (health and safety), ISO 14001 (environmental management), and ISO/TS 16949 (quality).

GALVANIZED VS. GALVALUME

Which coating is best? Let us help you find the answer.

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Finding the right balance between corrosion rate and coating thickness depends on many factors, including weather, climate, pre-painted or bare coating, and, of course, which steel coating you choose. Get started with facts about galvanized coating vs. galvalume for metal siding and roofing. Or get in touch with us about your needs.

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HIGH-STRENGTH, LOW-ALLOY STEEL

The HSLA solution uses less material and cuts costs.

We can manipulate the composition of HSLA to create better mechanical properties or resistance to corrosion, with reduced gauge and increased strength. Translation: cost savings. You can also lower freight, packaging, and handling costs. Our automotive and trucking customers use it for lightweighting of parts and components. Download the line card for one example of how HSLA could lower cost per linear foot by 28%, with 40% less steel tonnage required.

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METALLURGY EDUCATION

Learn from our experts.

We're ready to share our expertise. All customers—new to seasoned pros—are welcome to learn more from our metallurgy experts:

  • Solving steelmaking processes or improving products
  • Customized metallurgy learning
  • Onsite training
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The predictability, reliability, and maximized yields you need from steel.

Steel is a custom product, and every challenge is unique. Let us show you how testing and analysis can help you make it better.

The Service Solution

Your dedicated, attentive, multi-function customer service team includes a technical adviser.

Make It All Better

Pricing Advice

As the price of steel goes up and down, your costs, prices, and performance are at risk.

Help to Control Costs

One-Stop Shop

From high quality galvanized to hot rolled to pickling, if it's steel, we make it. Better.

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Have Questions?

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