1. The Properties of Stainless Steel

    KEY COMPONENTS: Chromium (Cr) is an essential base ingredient in forming corrosion resistance. A chromium content of 17-20% is ideal. Higher chromium content can adversely affect mechanical properties required for food service cooking operations. Nickel (Ni) increases the yield strength, toughness, and resistance to acids and corrosion (rust). Molybdenum (Mo)...
  2. Tips for Touring a Casting Foundry

    No matter where in the world a foundry is, there are key indicators of a quality operation that you should be looking for including: Does the foundry management take a detailed interest in your product and discuss with you how the part will be processed including discussing issues such as...
  3. The Hidden Costs of Going Direct to Foreign Sourcing

    It’s very easy when focussing on the attraction of offshore pricing to forget about the obvious and hidden costs associated with going direct to this pricing. Using an outsourcing specialist such as Brukar can greatly reduce your costs but, if you are determined to go direct, some of the main...