Castle Metals are extremely proud to be a direct supplier of metals for the Arianespace Rocket Programme. By providing stainless steel bar to be used to build fuel boosters, we are able to contribute to one of the most technologically advanced projects on Earth. This is of course something we are all incredibly excited about … Continue reading Castle Metals Support the Arianespace Rocket Programme
Castle Metals is not the first and will certainly not be the last major industrial company to grace the land of Trafford Park. This historic region is steeped in rich engineering antiquity and was once the first ever planned industrial estate in the entire world. Covering an area of land measuring 4.7 square miles, Trafford … Continue reading Castle Metals Investing in Trafford Park
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The sheer strength and versatility of steel has made it one of the most commonly used metals not only the construction industry, but the world over. The high percentage of chromium typically found in stainless steel, between 12-20%, makes it extremely resistant to staining and corrosion. These beneficial properties make steel an ideal material for … Continue reading The World’s Most Impressive Steel Structures
Due to its sheer strength, versatility and resistance to corrosion; stainless steel is quite literally everywhere. For more than a decade now, this adaptable material has formed an integral part of the world’s construction industries, transportation sectors, medical practises and household appliances. Most of the planet’s most impressive and grandest architectures incorporate some form of … Continue reading The Future of Stainless Steel
We’re celebrating 100 years of Stainless Steel in style with this infographic showing how Stainless Steel has been used in well known structures and buildings around the world. Many scientists and metallurgists from many countries claim to be the inventors of Stainless Steel but Harry Brearley from Sheffield is usually credited with the invention of … Continue reading Infographic: 100 Years of Iconic Stainless Steel Structures
The World Steel Association (@WorldSteel) held a steel debate on Twitter last Friday afternoon. The discussion titled “Steel: The Next Hero – Looking to the Future” came about after the announcement of The Steel Story. The Steel Story The microsite, also available in an ebook form, provides “an informative and entertaining look at steel’s enormous … Continue reading Roundup from the World Steel Debate
Put in the simplest terms, ferrous metals are those which contain iron, whilst non ferrous metals don’t have any iron content. There are, however, other differences between the two types of metal which have a strong bearing upon the tasks which they are usually called upon to perform. Ferrous Metals The following are ferrous metals and … Continue reading Ferrous & Non-Ferrous Metals and their Uses
One of the key advantages of stainless steel lies in the materials sheer versatility. The fact that the precise composition of stainless steel can be altered to create a metal which is perfectly suited to a particular task means that it’s basic properties – strength, malleability and resistance to staining and corrosion – can be … Continue reading The Different Types of Stainless Steel
Technically speaking, stainless steel is an alloy, which means that it is not a natural substance but is rather one which is manmade, being made up a combination of two or more chemical agents. Due to the high percentage of chromium generally present in stainless steel – commonly between twelve and twenty per cent – … Continue reading What is Stainless Steel?