The Importance of an ISO Certification

What Does ISO Stand for?

Customers often inquire about our ISO Certification. ISO stands for “International Organization for Standardization”,despite the fact that the letters are out of sequence. The name in different languages results in different acronyms. Thus, all 164 countries (who use ISO) agreed to use the ISO designation. (more…)

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Waterjet Cutting as a “Value Added” Fabrication Option

What Is a Waterjet Cutter?

A waterjet cutter is a versatile industrial tool that can be used to cut a wide variety of wearresistant steels and other materials such as wood and glass. The waterjet cuts through material by combininga very high-pressure jet of waterwith fine particles of garnet (60,000 to 90,000 psi). This combination “gouges out” or removes tiny particles of the wearresistant steel, which effectively makes the cut. Water alone with no garnet can be used to cut softer material such as wood, plastic or rubber. (more…)

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Wear Resistant Steel Cutting Options

All steel mills produce standard sizes of bars (i.e. flat, round, square) and plates (i.e. 48” x 96”, 96” x 240”, 120” x 288” etc.). Consequently, the fabricator must have equipment to cut the bars or plate to a size which they can use for further processing. Other than shearing, sawing, grinding or water jet, wear resistant steel is usually cut using heat to melt the material. There are 3 main processes and each has its advantages. (more…)

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Why Does Wear Resistant Steel Need Impact Resistance?

Impact resistance in wear resistant steel is usually defined as the amount of energy that a material can withstand when it is suddenly hit with a load or force. Think in terms of a steel plate or steel parts being hit by a very hard object like rocks hitting a grizzly screen. It is measured as the amount of force required to crack or deform the steel, and is measured in foot-pounds per inch or joules per centimeter. (more…)

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What Type of Wear Resistant Steel Do You Need?

There are three factors which determine how a wear resistant steel should be utilized. Hardness is a steel’s ability to withstand friction or wearing away by material sliding over its surface. Toughness is a steel’s ability to withstand impact or hitting. However, ideal hardness also requires ductility which allows the material to deform before cracking or breaking. (more…)

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