Material Selection

At MeKo, we process sheets and tubes, both delicate and large components, with precision down to a few micrometers. Below is an overview of the key standard materials and their properties available in our portfolio.

We process a wide range of materials, including:

  • Steels
  • Aluminum
  • Non-ferrous metals
  • Titanium
  • Plastics
  • Ceramics

We are happy to advise you on selecting the right material from our stock, and we also process materials you provide.


Properties and Applications of Steel

Steel is a versatile material composed of an iron alloy with a carbon content of less than 2.06%. By adding various alloying elements and reducing impurities, different steel grades can vary in their strength, corrosion resistance, formability, weldability, and temperature behavior.

This group of materials is indispensable in many industries. There is a suitable alloy for almost every application, whether in** housing construction, bridge construction, mechanical engineering, shipbuilding, the automotive industry**, or medical technology. Steel is also environmentally friendly, as it can be repeatedly recycled.

We stock all common types of steel sheet to meet your needs for sheet metal parts. If you require a different material for a specific application, we will make every effort to procure it through our extensive supplier network.


Stainless Steel

Properties and Applications of Stainless Steel

Stainless steels are characterized by the reduction of certain impurities and trace elements such as hydrogen, sulfur, and phosphorus, allowing for precise control of desired alloy properties. In these high-purity steels, the maximum sulfur and phosphorus content is 0.02% each.

Often, the terms "stainless steel" and "high-grade steel" are used interchangeably, which is not entirely accurate. High-grade steels with a carbon content of less than 1.2% and a chromium content of more than 10.5% are referred to as stainless steels. Not every stainless steel is a high-grade steel.

The addition of various alloying elements can specifically influence hardness, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, tensile strength, elasticity, and/or heat resistance. When one of these properties is particularly required, stainless steel is the first choice. With these characteristics, stainless steel is a true all-rounder and is used in many fields, from plant engineering to the food industry and medical technology.

To manufacture components from stainless steel for you, we stock many different sheet types. Additional stainless steel grades can be sourced through our supplier network upon request.

Non-Ferrous Metals

Properties and Applications of Non-Ferrous Metals

Non-ferrous metals are known for their outstanding properties that make them indispensable in numerous industrial and technological applications. These metals, such as -** copper, zinc, nickel**, and titanium, are characterized by their high corrosion resistance, excellent electrical and thermal conductivity, and good mechanical workability.

  • Copper is an essential material in the electrical and electronics industry due to its excellent conductivity.

  • Zinc is often used for corrosion protection coatings and as an alloying element.

  • Nickel, known for its hardness is used in the production of specialty steels and high-performance alloys.

  • Titanium, with its high strength-to-weight ratio and excellent biocompatibility, is particularly in demand in the aerospace, medical technology, and chemical industries.

The diverse range of applications and the ecological benefits of recycling make non-ferrous metals essential materials for a sustainable future.


Properties and Uses of Aluminum

Aluminum is indispensable in practice due to its versatile properties. Its low density (about 30% of steel), good malleability, high strength for a light metal, excellent thermal and electrical conductivity, corrosion resistance, and outstanding workability have made aluminum alloys an integral part of almost every industry.

Whether in medicine, aerospace, automotive and shipbuilding, or the electronics industry - aluminum, in various alloy forms, plays a vital role everywhere. Since aluminum can be recycled indefinitely with relatively low energy consumption and without quality loss, it is also a material of the future, especially as sustainability becomes increasingly important.

Material not included?

Simply inquire about your desired material and receive a customized offer!

At MeKo, we also have experience in processing:

  • Nickel Silver
  • Hardox
  • 16MnCr5
  • 42CrMo4
  • ...

To find out if the material you desire is available, please send us an inquiry.


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