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Stainless steels are a suitable materials for many applications where both the strength of steel and corrosion resistance are required. It is resistant to corrosion, staining and stainless steel can be rolled into sheets, plates, bars, wire, and tubing for a variety of applications. Below you can find news on the application of stainless steels in a broad variety of industries, such as architecture, oil and gas, shipbuilding and heat exchangers. If you wish to include your newsrelease on Stainless Steel World Americas and email newsletter, please feel free to contact us.

ESAB launches 600- & 800-AMP options for iSeries

For increased productivity when automated plasma cutting, ESAB Welding & Cutting Products has launched enhanced versions of its 200-, 300- and 400-amp versions iSeries high-precision plasma power sources to double cutting output to 400, 600 or 800 amps, respectively.

ESAB HB-64 cored wire earns NS-1 level 2 certification

Stoody®, an ESAB brand, announced that Stoody HB-64 cored wire has been awarded Fearnley Procter NS-1 Level 2 certification for oil field hardbanding application and reapplication.

Nucor acquires insulated metal panels business

Nucor Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire Cornerstone Building Brands' insulated metal panels (IMP) business for a cash purchase price of $1 billion, or approximately 10x pre-pandemic EBITDA inclusive of expected synergies.

Xiris 360° Scratch Inspection System for tube & pipe

As a continued effort to drive innovation, Xiris Automation Inc. has recently announced the development of the WI-2200-360° Scratch Inspection System, for tube and pipe manufacturing.

Large diameter pipe purging with HFT®

Care is necessary when welding large diameter pipework in stainless, duplex, chrome steels, nickel alloys and zirconium. When welding such reactive materials, they need to be purged of oxygen before, during and after welding, which can cause a huge expense when they are of a large diameter.

New Rigaku Handheld LIBS Analyzer

Rigaku Analytical Devices has announced the launch of the KT-500 – a new, handheld laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (LIBS) analyzer.

PCE Americas Thickness Gauge – PCE-CT 65

The PCE-CT 65 from PCE Instruments/PCE Americas Inc. is a thickness gauge that uses magnetic induction (ferrous) or eddy current (non-ferrous) to take non-destructive measurements of coating and dry film thickness (DFT) on metal substrates such as steels and aluminum.

Metal alloys for stamping & deep drawn parts

It's crucial that stampers have access to a wide range of alloys. Ulbrich’s customers have the opportunity to work with the company’s in-house equipment and rolling mill team so the order of precision strip steel can be slit, cut-to-length, rolled to the thinnest gauges, annealed to various common or custom tempers, and more.

Upcoming webinar: water atomized powders for AM

On June 17, 2021, specialist metal powder manufacturer, AMETEK Specialty Metal Products (SMP), will host a technical webinar on “The Advantages of Water Atomized Powders for Metal Additive Manufacturing.” The live event is aimed at engineers, product developers, product managers, and procurement managers working with Additive Manufacturing (AM) in the industrial, oil and gas, and automotive sectors.

Spotlight on Thermo Fisher Scientifics Niton Apollo

Thermo Fisher Scientific has provided innovative solutions for industrial applications for many decades. Their industry leading technology is designed to maximize their customers’ protection and productivity by helping them achieve lab quality results in even the toughest environments.