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.

Different Popular Metals Used in Construction Industry

For several years, designers, architects, and building owners have used various metals in their construction projects. There is an abundance of variety when it comes to such metals. However, they all possess common characteristics – efficiency, durability, and robustness, which contribute to their popularity. This post discusses a few popular metals used in the construction industry.

Seamless Stainless Steel Pipes for High-Temperature Applications

Seamless stainless steel pipes are the preferred choice for high-temperature applications across industries due to their several superior properties. They possess greater strength under loading, exhibit exceptional corrosion resistance, can withstand shocks and vibrations, and offer reliable performance even under the toughest and harsh conditions. Due to these benefits, seamless stainless steel tubes and pipes are used in heating-pipelines, containers, coal-saving devices, super-heaters and repeaters, high press boiler, heat exchanger and condenser tubes, mechanical and structural tubing, among several others. This post discusses the various material grades of stainless steel used for producing these seamless pipes and tubes.

Understanding the Difference between Mechanical and Structural Steel Tube

Steel tubing is used in a variety of structural and industrial applications, such as automobile transport, architecture, and construction. These steel tubes are fabricated from different variants of steel ranging from stainless, carbon, galvanized, or mild steel, depending upon the application requirements. Steel tubing is divided into two classes:  mechanical and structural, depending on its design. If you are hearing this term for the first time, it may be tricky to take a call. Read this post to understand the basic differences between the structural or mechanical tubing.

5 Tips to Consider Before Choosing a Carbon Steel Grade

Carbon steel is a metal alloy, with the carbon content of 0.05% to about 2.0%, and has trace amounts of other elements like manganese, silicon and copper in negligible quantity. With the industries adapting to perfectly balance metal combination to suit their needs, carbon steel finds prominence in many applications. In this post, we’ll discuss five things to ponder upon before choosing the right carbon steel grade.

Give and Receive Much Love, Joy and Peace this Festive Season!

Happy Holidays from Arch CIty Steel

Yet again, the magical holiday season is approaching that brings joy, love, and heartwarming thoughts to all of us. May the closeness of friends, the comfort of home, and family renew your spirits for a new beginning in 2018! During this festive season, which also marks the end of 2017, we at Arch City Steel, would like to send our best wishes and love to you and your loved ones. We hope that, like in 2017, the New Year also brings you success and good fortune in any endeavour you pursue. Let us all make every moment of the Holidays a wonderful time with friends, family, and well-wishers.

What Do You Know About Stainless Steel for Medical Device Tubing?

Till now, we have learned that stainless steel has a number of benefits, such as corrosion resistance, rugged construction, etc. These beneficial features of stainless steel make them ideal for use in a wide range of applications and industries. The medical industry is not an exception to this. Today, a majority of tools and equipment used in the said industry are made from stainless steel material. There are many tools to name, but in this post, we will discuss the use of stainless steel in medical device tubing. What is medical device tubing? Why is stainless steel so important in this application? Are there any factors to consider, while selecting stainless steel for tubing? You will find answers to all these questions in the following post.

How do Steel Bars Serve Vast Application Areas?

Steel bars play a vital role in any manufacturing industry. It is one of the most popular alloys used in a wide range of industries, since very long time. Steel bars are used in a vast variety of applications, which makes it the central point of a number of engineering industries. Now you must be thinking about the factors that make steel bars so popular in different industries. Well, one of the reasons for this is that these bars can be manufactured in a number of different shapes, such as hexagonal, square, round, bar, and flat. The shape of the steel bar decides the application for which it is suitable. Another reason for its popularity is its wide range of applications. What are they? Read on to know.

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.