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Our Featured Story archive is a collection of the Featured Story’s which have been published in our magazine and taken pride of place as the ‘unique feature article’ on our Stainless Steel World Americas home page. In addition to industry updates, market news and topical issues of the day the Feature Story provides an interesting mix of company profiles, in-depth technical articles, reports from major end users and features projects in a variety of industries ranging from oil & gas, chemical and petrochemical to the architecture, power generation, medical and food and beverage industries.

Featured Story – Seeing metallography as a highly skilled art form: An interview with...

Ehsan Ahi has dedicated his career to metallurgy. From his bachelor’s degree in Iran, to his master’s degree in Canada, Ahi has continuously expanded on his education while gaining first-hand experience working for various companies.

Featured Story – a silver lining in carbon neutrality for the stainless steel industry

At first glance, the carbon neutrality initiative could be considered harmful to the stainless steel industry, but there is actually a silver—or should we say ‘stainless’— lining to this cloud.

Featured Story – Mill Masters Inc.: The hidden gem of the tubing industry

One of the most important things a customer is looking for, aside from a great quality product, is a manufacturer who will stick with them throughout the entire process; even after the installation is complete. For this reason, Mill Masters Inc. is always there to help their customers, whether that means answering a phone call, visiting a customer’s facility, or providing equipment training to new operators.

Featured Story – Featured StoCorrosion under insulation at high temperatures in the chemical industry

As a principal of an engineering company recently stated, “We specify stainless steel when we do not want to spend money on coatings.” This statement resonates with many facility owners given the excellent corrosion resistance of types 304 and 316 austenitic stainless steels in most atmospheric and ambient temperature services.

Featured Story – Developing a welding procedure for joining 17-4 PH to SA 516

During a recent project, a client requested the development of an ASME Section IX WPS for the joining of SA 693 Type 630 (17-4 precipitation hardened stainless steel) to SA 516 Gr. 70 carbon steel. Their existing WPS (welding procedure specification) joined AISI 4140 to SA 516 Gr. 70 and there had been several instances of cracking occurring.

Featured Story – Always be open to learning new things: An interview with Alex...

One of the most important lessons Alex Kobylecky has learned during her career is to observe, listen, and retain as much information from other people as you can. The learning aspect of her job never ends.

Featured Story – Stainless steel sales: From leads to leadership

Over the last decade, stainless steel companies have progressively moved away from a reactive sales strategy based on third party sales leads. The pandemic has accelerated a trend toward a proactive strategy with sales leadership, rather than sales leads.

Featured Story – Discovering a world of specialty alloys: An interview with François Lapointe,...

Working with specialty alloys and being able to weld them properly takes a lot of training and dedication. As a Welding Engineer, François Lapointe knows the challenges of working with specialty alloys, but also understands the great benefits they provide.

Featured Story – Microbial corrosion: Are stainless steels resistant?

Stainless steels are believed to be very resistant to corrosion, so much that various classes of this ferrous materials are among the immediate remedies against varying forms of corrosion. When it comes to microbial corrosion (MIC), the alloying elements in stainless steels – particularly molybdenum and chromium – are the elements that render these steels MIC-resistant.

Featured Story – Seeing metallography as a highly skilled art form: An interview with...

HandyTube Corporation, a Steel Partners Company, is a premium manufacturer of seamless stainless steel and nickel alloy coil and straight length tubing. Browse our Featured Story.