Welcome to Arch City Steel & Alloy, Inc

Arch City Steel & Alloy is a supplier of steel products servicing the construction, manufacturing, fabrication and distribution industries. Established in 1992, our goal then and today is to give each customer the service they deserve, whether they are looking for one piece or a truckload. With stocking facilities in Missouri, Pennsylvania, and Texas, we can handle any type of delivery requirement.

Seamless tubing for Process Automation – II

In the previous post, we discussed about the seamless tubing and how it is different from welded tubing. Due to the unique manufacturing process, seamless tubes are completely homogenous in comparison to welded tubing making them an ideal choice for process automation in many industries. This post will discuss some advantages of seamless tubing and factors which makes it superior from the other types.

Seamless Tubing for Process Automation – I

Seamless tubes are also referred as cold drawn seamless pipes, which are used in the exchange of liquids (especially hot fluids). Numerous liquids are made to pass through the pipes and bars. These tubes are ideally a solid metal tube with each end connected to another tube without having any welding joint. Seamless tubes are made from high graded alloys and metal, which include carbon steel, stainless steel, tungsten or molybdenum. These tubes are used in diverse industrial applications like microelectronics and semiconductors that demands highest security requirements. Read this post to understand what seamless tubing can offer when compared to welded tubing.

Learn How Stainless Steel 304 Makes Medical Devices Possible

Stainless Steel is one of the more versatile materials on the market which allows its use across a wide variety of industries. One of the more popular industries is the creation of common medical devices. This material has been used in the medical industry, since the early 20th century. There are different grades of stainless steel, which are named as per their composition such as 302, 430, 304 and 304L, 316 and 316L, 410, and 430. Due to sanitation policies, the most common four types of SS used in medical equipment manufacturing are 316, 316L, 304, and 304L. However, the 304 SS is favored by most medical equipment manufacturers in the world. Why? Stay tuned to this post to know more.

6 Important Types of Stainless Steel Pipes and Tubes

Stainless Steel, abbreviated as SS, is one of those iron alloys, which never loses its relevance across various industries. Why? The answer is advantages that it offer. This material offers excellent resistance against oxidation, and requires low maintenance. This advantage makes it popular among various industrial systems. Today, SS is offered in various grades. Pipes or tubes made from diverse SS grades are very popular in the market. Which tube is suitable for your industry? In this post, we will discuss 6 popular categories of stainless steel pipes/tubing. The information provided will help you understand, if any of these SS pipes and tubes are suited for your use.

Why are Nickel Alloys Preferred in Most of the Industries?

Nickel in elementary form, as well as when alloyed with other metals has made major contributions to our society. It is a versatile element, and can be alloyed with most of the metals. Nickel alloyed products are used in various industrial applications due to excellent physical properties. This post discusses the physical properties and applications of nickel alloys.

What Makes Chromoly 4130 So Popular?

Nowadays, steel and different alloys are being used in several industries, such as fabrication, construction, distribution, and manufacturing. One of the highly used alloy is Chromoly. What is it? What are its properties? What applications is this alloy used for? All these questions are answered in this post. Read on to know more.

Understanding the Use of Stainless Steel in Nuclear Energy Applications

Nuclear power stations are a major source of power supply in certain countries. There is ongoing research being conducted on how to improve the safety of these plants, as well to minimize disastrous impact on humans and other beings. Today, various scientific studies are conducted to check the role of super alloys and stainless steel in nuclear processes, and safeguarding people’s lives. Here, we will concentrate on the importance of stainless steel in nuclear industry.

Factors to Consider While Selecting the Stainless Steel Grade

Stainless steel is one of the most popular metals in use today. It is valued for its durability, corrosion resistance, and several other properties. The availability of the metal in more than 20 grades makes it perfect for several industrial applications. With such a vast variety of grades available, how will you know which grade is suited for your industrial application? This post tries to answer the question by providing important factors for consideration. 

Applications and Benefits of Nickel Alloy Pipes

Nickel alloys have existed, since a very long time. Various scientific studies suggest that these alloys were widely used to develop daily life objects, as well as structures due to their beneficial features. These characteristics appeal engineers and scientists till date. Nickel alloy pipes are one of the popular applications of nickel alloy, and are largely accommodated in various industrial applications. What are these advantages? What are the different applications of nickel alloy pipes? Read this post to know more. 

Why You Should Use Stainless Steel Bars for Your Application

Stainless steel bars are popular material components, which are used in a variety of applications. The component and its stainless steel material can provides many advantages to industrial applications. To ensure that all customers completely understand the features and benefits of stainless steel bars, here is a post that provides an introduction to this component.