Tricor Field Repair Welding Services

“I’d like the thank the Tricor organization for their response to this emergency repair. Logistics were well coordinated material arrived when necessary, and the on-site personal were diligent, safety focused, professional, and skilled in their craft.”

We are blessed with some really fine customers…

Astrolite® Alloys is now stocking ATI 718Plus®

Astrolite® Alloys, a division of Tricor Metals is now stocking ATI 718Plus®

ATI 718Plus® (AMS 5964, UNS N08818) is an alloy designed for aerospace applications.  The alloy was designed to combine the good processibility and weldability of alloy 718, with the temperature capability nearing that of Waspaloy.

Rick Barnes, Astrolite’s GM, reported that the stocking of ATI 718Plus® welding wires came about from a small niche of aerospace turbine engine customer’s requests over the past several months.  He said that ATI 718Plus® has been reported to combine the good processibility and weldability of alloy 718, with the temperature capability nearing that of Waspaloy.

“We are just doing our best to hear and respond to our customer’s needs.  There seems to be a small, but hopefully growing, niche of welding applications that will benefit from ATI 718Plus® wire.  What we try to do at Astrolite is to keep the broadest and deepest welding wire inventory fully documented, in the proper quality, in order to best support our customers in the aerospace welding market.   This is not always easy.  But we have a strong, dedicated, and resourceful team here.  We love what we do.  And we have some really great customers.”

Tricor Metals Texas Div. – Hurricane Harvey flooding

We are grateful for so many customers, suppliers, and friends expressed concern for our Conroe employees.

All of our Conroe employees are safe.  Our plant and offices are dry – well above the flood level.   We are open, with light-staffing as our employees struggle with flood-related issues and impassable roadways.

We expect continued flooding and particularly logistical challenges until the roadways are clear and things can get back to normal.  No more rain please.


Ray Tresenrider Wake at Tricor Metals

Ray Tresenrider, Nov. 3, 1950 to Aug. 7, 2017
Rest in Peace

This past Saturday, August 12th, we gathered with family and friends at Tricor Metals offices and headquarters in Wooster, OH to celebrate the life of our departed friend Ray Tresenrider. Ray was a trusted marketing professional with decades of experience in titanium applications. His courageous battle with cancer ended on August 7, 2017.

He will be missed.


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.