Case Studies

Our wide range of alloys is used in a variety of applications throughout the engineering industry. Within our range we stock proprietary alloys – available only from Columbia Metals – which are widely specified in safety-critical and high performance applications demanding exceptional mechanical properties.

Our product mix is complemented with outstanding levels of customer service and technical support. This combination has led to hundreds of precision engineering companies relying on Columbia Metals as a valued and trusted supplier.

In this section, explore some recent applications of our products and understand why engineering companies choose to partner with Columbia Metals.

DEF STAN 02-33

Spitfire Propellers

Interpreting material specifications dating back to the 1940s is a regular part of the work of Hercules Propellers, a specialist aircraft propeller design and manufacturing company based in Gloucestershire. One of their recent assignments was the replacement of critical parts from Spitfire propellers using drawings and specifications from the WW2 era. “The original Rotol drawings …

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Nibron Special®

Extra high strength cupronickel

Oliver Valvetek produces an extensive range of needle and ball valves used in hostile subsea environments around the world. The high strength and corrosion resistance offered by Nibron Special®, available only from Columbia Metals, has made this alloy the perfect choice for gate valve override stems designed and manufactured by the company. “We have a longstanding …

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DEF STAN 02-833

Nickel aluminium bronze

H I Fraser, headquartered in Sydney, Australia, manufactures products that are used in pneumatic, hydraulic and hyperbaric fluid systems. When the company required a material to manufacture nuts in a gas supply system, they turned to Columbia Metals for the supply of DEF STAN 02-833. “We use this material in a NAB nut in a …

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