High Performance Steel: Hardox in Southern New England

High Performance Steel: Hardox in Southern New England

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Are you looking for a high performance steel that will stand up to just about anything you can throw at it? If you are not familiar with Hardox materials, you may be surprised at the excellent wear protection and qualities of this amazing product, which is available at Mid City Steel supply in Westport. Mid City is the leading Hardox authorized dealer in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut, providing our customers with top quality Hardox wear plate and materials that are designed to outlast any other type of steel product available.

Hardox Can Take It – Hardness
Nothing really makes a big impact on Hardox wear plate materials. You can throw scrap metal, minerals, coal, sand, rocks and just about any material that would shred, damage, dent and wear out other types of steel at this extremely high performance steel product and it will take the beating. Hardox has been designed to extend the life of service equipment and provide unparalleled performance, outlasting other materials by as much as two, three, five and even ten times as long.

But what makes Hardox so durable? This high performance steel, which is only available through a Hardox authorized dealer in Massachusetts, is designed to be hard throughout the entire material, while not conflicting with the structural performance of the product itself. This hardness minimizes the wear and tear that your equipment would normally have to endure by preventing the edges of abrasive materials to cut into or penetrate the ultra hard surface. Choose from a variety of grades and dimensions that can be used for just about any industrial, manufacturing, construction or service-oriented application.

The “hardness” that Hardox speaks of when it talks about its Hardox wear plate and other high performance steel products is used to describe the strength and tensile strength of the product. This property is used to keep the structure of the Hardox wear plate in shape without becoming stretched, distorted or otherwise deformed. Hardox steel products are thoroughly tested to ensure its hardness and strength.

Hardox Won’t Crack – Toughness
There are lots of different manufacturers that make “tough” or “hard” steel that can be classified as high performance steel, but your Hardox authorized dealer in Massachusetts has a product that is even more superior. While it is pretty simple to make hard steel, the difficult part is keeping it tough throughout the entire steel-making process. However, Hardox wear plate and products stay tough and can stand up to nicks, bangs, shocks, jolts and jabs over and over and over again.

But what makes Hardox so tough? In addition to standing up to punishment, the Hardox products that you get from your local steel supply in Westport or in Bozrah can also be used as structural steel. It can be formed, welded and bent without losing any of its properties. The combination of high strength and tough endurance found in Hardox materials is what allows it to be used in lighter designs, take heavy blows without deforming, resist cracks and stand up to propagation.

The “toughness” that Hardox speaks of when it talks about its Hardox wear plate and other high performance steel products is used to describe its ability to stand up to true punishment and abuse without cracking, denting or becoming distorted. This property is what allows Hardox products to be used as structural steel and in other high performance situations. Hardox steel products are thoroughly tested to ensure toughness and long-lasting durability.

Hardox Can be Cut, Welded, Bent and Machined
While there are other types of high performance steel that can be processed in the workshop, some may require fancy tools and machines to get the job done. The Hardox products that you get from Mid City Steel supply in Westport were designed and built with uniform properties to guarantee consistent results using the same machine settings and processes for better results than other steel products.

  • Cutting Hardox – Hot cutting, which is done with plasma, laser and gas, as well as cold cutting, which is done with sawing, grinding, shearing or water jet, can be used with Hardox wear plate and other Hardox high performance steel products.
  • Welding Hardox – Did you know that Hardox can be welded to any other type of weldable steel? Low pre-heating and interpass temperatures can be used due to the low carbon equivalent of Hardox wear plate and products. The flatness and narrow tolerance of Hardox high performance steel makes it easy to weld, reducing the amount of time required for tacking and fit up.
  • Machining Hardox – Another major benefit of using products from your Hardox authorized dealer in Massachusetts is that it is easy to machine. Milling, countersinking, drilling, turning and tapping can be achieved through the use of regular high-speed or cemented carbide tools. The strict specifications and consistency used in creating Hardox wear plate provides predictable machining operations from one plate to the next.
  • Bending Hardox – Consistency is another advantage when it comes to bending or roll bending Hardox wear plate. The smooth surface of Hardox materials as well as the close thickness tolerances ensures that Hardox wear plate remains tough and hard, while still allowing for a small radius bend.

Where to Get Hardox Wear Plate in New England
Mid City Steel is a Hardox authorized dealer in Massachusetts and in Connecticut. We provide high performance steel, new and surplus steel, as well as other related products to our customers all throughout the New England area. Visit Mid City Steel supply in Westport, MA or in Bozrah, CT to get our Hardox wear plate and other high quality materials. For more information on the products, delivery and other services available at Mid City, browse our website or give us a call at 774-319-5400 in Massachusetts or 860-204-0201 in Connecticut.

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