Dennis Hamm Jr. – Tricor’s Wire Marketing Manager

Dennis Hamm Jr. Tricor Wire Marketing Manager

Tricor Metals announced today that Dennis Hamm, Jr has accepted the position of Wire Product Marketing Manager.  Dennis reports to Ron Krajcik, Marketing Director – Tricor Metals & Astrolite Alloys

Dennis will be responsible for business development of Tricor’s Astrolite® and UltraGrade™ welding wire product sales and will work closely with Rick Barnes, GM of Astrolite Alloys to develop sales and marketing of Astrolite® and UltraGrade™  high performance welding wire for aerospace, power, commercial and challenging applications. 

Dennis is a graduate of Auburn University with a B.A. degree in Psychology / Management Minor.  Dennis brings proven track record marketing wire to aerospace, medical, chemical, industrial, and additive manufacturing served markets. Prior to joining Tricor, he was Sales Development Manager at ATI Specialty Alloys & Components (formerly ATI Wah Chang) in Huntsville, AL and Frackville, PA.   Earlier Dennis worked in sales & marketing positions at Alabama Tube, Fastenal, and Scottsboro Aluminum.   

Dennis will work from his home office in Scottsboro, AL and can be reached at, ph. 256-647-3687. 

5 Key Offerings of Tricor in the Aerospace Industry

Tricor supplies alloys and metals for the aerospace market that are high performance and excellent quality. Here are five of our key offerings within the aerospace industry to benefit your company, whether you want custom parts or a blanket order processed.

1.     Titanium Products

Tricor offers a range of titanium mill products for your company’s use on aerospace projects. We stock several sizes and types of aerospace titanium round bars (such as 6AL4V, AMS T-9047, and AMS 4928), and sheets (Titanium Gr 1 AMS 4940, Gr 2 AMS 4902 and grade 4 AMS 4901 as well as ASTM F67 on all, and more). Items not in stock are available upon request, as are custom lengths of sheets and large diameter bars.

2.     Welding Wire

Also, we supply UltraGrade welding wire for turbine engine repair and build. We carry a range of alloys, including nickel alloys, cobalt alloys, aluminum, stainless, steel and magnesium.  Our inventory is fully traceable, very clean, well packaged, and reliable.

3.     Unique Prototype Build

Tricor Metals recently built a full-scale prototype for NASA’s Solar Probe Plus spacecraft and has been awarded the second stage and flight stage builds too.  We welcome your inquiries for custom fabricated structures and/or welding projects.

4.     AS9100c Certification

In April of 2015, Tricor obtained AS9100c certification.

5.     WBENC Woman-Owned Business

Tricor is a woman-owned small business. We are certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), which is one of the most respected certifications in the US. Our fabrication and distribution facilities are based in Wooster, Ohio and Conroe, Texas.  We also operate technical sales offices including those in Plymouth, Michigan and Oxnard, California.

For decades we’ve built a solid reputation supplying titanium and ASME code fabricaitons to the process industries.   We are now using these quality techniques, commitment to quality titanium DFARs inventory, and project management skills to supply to aerospace and medical.  Contact us at Tricor to see for yourself how our titanium metal, UltraGrade welding wire, and/or fabrication & project management skills can benefit your company.

Tricor Alloy is at the 51st Paris Air Show 2015

The 51st International Paris Air Show is taking place from June 15th to the 21st. Over 100 years old, it is the largest aerospace trade show in the world, and we are excited to be a part of it. Starting in 1909, the show has been the premiere location for the aerospace industry. Showcasing such technologies as the Concord, the world’s first supersonic commercial airplane, and the Solar Impulse, the first solar powered airplane.

The show is open to professionals and the general public, all of which can enjoy the many exhibits and shows. The 2013 show had over 315,000 visitors and many more are expected for this year! There will be over 150 aircraft being exhibited and performing aerial stunts.

Come and see us at Hall 3-C106 introducing our line of Titanium bar, sheet, and UltraGrade welding wires for aerospace, medical, and demanding applications.

Tricor Alloy’s President Michael Stitzlein at Paris Airshow



Tricor Metals Builds Titanium Support Structure for Historic NASA Mission

Tricor Metals recently fabricated a full-scale prototype of the
titanium-alloy support structure that will be part of NASA’s
Solar Probe Plus (SPP) spacecraf t. SPP will be built and
operated by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics
Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, MD.

Read more here: Tricor Alloys Aerospace Fabrication

Tricor Offers Technical Info

Did you know that Tricor offers a plethora of technical information on our website? Here’s what we’re currently offering with more to come!

·        Cost Comparison Chart: We offer a titanium price chart that shows that it is affordable and available. We allow you to compare the metal’s density, yield strength, and price per pound as well as price per square foot.

·        Corrosion Chart: This chart provides an overall comparison of the corrosion resistance of the Tantalum, Titanium, Zirconium, Alloy 276, Nickel 200, Monel 400 and SS316, in the many chemicals listed.

·        Corrosion Solutions for Mining: Tricor is the world leader for titanium mill products for Corrosion applications in the mining industry.

·        Zirconium Kettle Rebuilt: Take a look at the approximately 7 foot diameter zirconium kettle that was rebuilt by Tricor.

·        Titanium Pipe Weight Chart: This chart takes a closer look at the Schedule 5S Pipe as well as he Schedule 10S Pipe.

·        Table of Titanium Specifications (AMS): This chart takes a look at 60 different types of Titanium and their availability.

·        Titanium Weight Calculation Formulas: This chart offers several formulas for Rounds, Rectangles/Squares and Pipes/Tubing for Titanium, Zirconium, and Tantalum.

·        Table of Mechanical Properties (ASTM) for Titanium Bar & Billet: This chart shows the tensile strength, yield strength min/range, the elongation in 4D and the reduction of area for several grades of titanium bar & billet.

·        Table of Mechanical Properties (ASTM) for Titanium Plate & Sheet: This chart shows the tensile strength, yield strength min/max, the elongation as well as the bend test for several grades of titanium plate and sheet.

Bureau Veritas Audit Reports Tricor Is Ready For AS9100C Certification

In our efforts to market welding wire and titanium mill products to aerospace served markets, we’ve undergone an upgrade to our Quality Management Systems (QMS) in order to gain AS9100 QMS certification.  We successfully completed our formal audit and have been approved by Bureau Veritas.

We would like to congratulate the hard work of our team here at Tricor Alloys. We are very proud of our strong completion and report from Bureau Veritas. Of course there is a lot more for us to do, and more hurdles to clear, but this is a great win for us!

Bureau Veritas has states that we as an organization  adequately addressed process effectiveness through established KPI’s, and can satisfy customer requirements. We have also been able to demonstrate our ability to meet OTD targets and to comply with global regulations.

Here is a link to our certification

NACE 2015

Tricor is very happy to announce that we will be exhibiting at NACE 2015 this year! This year’s conference will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas from March 15th-19th. The world’s largest corrosion expo will have more than 7,000 people in attendance and will have 450 companies showcasing. This event hopes to educate on the prevention and mitigation of corrosion across the world.  With over 1,000 hours of education across 14 different industries, any questions you have are sure to be answered.

Visitors to our blog and website are welcome to attend NACE2015 for free, by going to our website and filling out a registration form.

We will be at booth 21015 and look forward to seeing you there!

Corrosion Solution for Mining

In the industry of mining, mineral processing and metallurgy, a company’s output, revenue and, ultimately, profit are often adversely impacted by the ongoing challenges and problems faced with the stubborn issue of corrosion. It’s a serious problem that can also effect safety and is therefore always on the minds of industry professionals. In 1998, the World Corrosion Organization came up with the astounding figure of $2.2 trillion (with a “t”) dollars of costs associated with corrosion damage worldwide. This is translated into an equally eye-popping figure of 3%-4% of the industrialized nations’ GDPs. 

This is where Tricor, a world leader in the supply of titanium mill products, comes to the rescue with innovative and cost-effective solutions for corrosion problems inherent in these industries. Powerful and aggressive acids used in pressure acid leaching (PAL) processes call for very advanced applications like Tricor’s titanium metals for vessels, agitators, piping and segmenting walls. Tricor is the premier provider of solutions for industry stalwarts with decades of experience in the design, fabrication, welding, and field repairing of advanced metal processing equipment.

Tricor is stocked and staged, ready and able, with the latest state-of-the-art metal processing equipment for the very quickest in response and delivery times. Tricor’s experienced and highly trained welding repair professionals are available at a moment’s notice for worldwide mobilization. 

Tricor’s titanium mill products include billet, bar, plate, sheet, piping, fittings, and fasteners and its advanced processing services include shearing, sawing, stocking plans, Positive Material Identification (PMI) testing, and water-jet cutting.

What we Offer- Billetts and Forgings

We  are proud to be able to provide forgings and billet from Titanium, Tantalum, Zirconium, Hastelloy, Duplex stainless steel, as well as reforgable billet and stock. Which are domestically melted to meet DFARS and government requirements.

We provide large and small compacted forgings including bar, shafts, sleeves, rings, discs, and rectangular blocks for a wide range of industries. We can provide you with quality products built for the mining, chemical, paper, pharmaceutical, refinery, water, food, and marine industries among others.

Our custom forgings and billet can be forged from a variety of materials like titanium and titanium alloys, Ti-Nb, Zirconium, Suplex Stainless Steel, and explosive bonded materials. We can provide forged rounds including bars and shafts, forged discs, forged blocks, forged rings, seamless rolled rings, and other forms. Our custom experience wouldn’t be complete without following our customers’ requirements exactly; including common specifications like ASTM B381 F1, F2, F3, F4, F7 and equivalent, ASTM B348 GR 1,2,3,4,5,7, and equivalent, as well as ASTM F67, F136 and equivalent. Whatever your specifications or requirements we will work to meet them with quick turnaround time.

Being a part of our customers’ supply chains’ means that they are placing a significant investment in our products and services, visit our website or download this guide to see how our custom forgings can be a successful investment for your business.