Con-Tech’s outsource manufacturing from many ISO certified suppliers from China, Taiwan, India and elsewhere provide high precision stainless steel and bronze name plates. Both our 316 stainless steel and bronze name plates are investment cast and then polished to a bright, mirror finish. We can produce stainless steel name plates from prints or samples.
Stainless Steel vs Brass Name Plates
Our procurement outsourced name plates of stainless steel benefit from the properties of stainless steel which is used in innumerable applications and industries: marine and shipbuilding, industrial containers, bulk materials handling equipment, building exteriors and roofing, automobile components, chemical processing plants, pulp and paper manufacturing, petroleum refining, water supply piping, consumer products, pollution control, sporting goods, food handling, storing, cooking, and serving equipment and transportation, to name just a few. As an iron-containing alloy—a substance made up of two or more chemical elements—it is stain and rust resistant with more than 57 stainless steels recognized as standard alloys, in addition to many proprietary alloys produced by different stainless steel producers.
Covid 19 increased marine hardware sales and the post-pandemic effects have been equally strong. According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, sales of all marine products and services including boats rose to 13-year high in 2020 to $47 billion, increasing 9% from the prior year. The boating industry has touted data showing that new powerboat sales are strong, along with sales of pontoon boats, wake sport boats, and jet boats.
The trend has shown enormous potential for the future as first-time buyers are entering the market in record numbers increasing wait times and straining dealer inventories. The EU and U.S. reached an interim agreement in 2021 that prevents the doubling of tariffs on U.S. boats and engines – which also offered encouraging news for marine manufacturers.
In addition, our bronze name plates are made of an alloy consisting mainly of copper but the addition of other metals (usually tin) that produces an alloy much harder than plain copper. Bronze resists corrosion and metal fatigue better, and conducts heat and electricity, better than most steels.
Con-Tech’s procurement services make us a leader in wholesale customer manufactured boat parts and marine hardware such as stainless steel and bronze name plates. Con-Tech marine hardware has long been fabricated of stainless steel and brass, as such materials help protect the hardware from corrosion in marine conditions. Choosing the right hardware is always a key element of boat safety. If the right choices are not made at the time marine hardware is selected, marine hardware may be severely compromised when exposed to marine environments if the right corrosion-resistant choices are not made at the time of purchase.
Con-Tech stainless steel marine hardware is highly resistant to rust and less likely less to corrode in saline conditions and is preferred in many applications as it may last a long time. The cheaper steel marine hardware better withstands the challenges of sun and wind. Many underwater applications favor brass marine hardware and its alloys in saline, high-pressure marine environments. Brass marine hardware is the ideal material in many applications due to its durability and strength as well as its’ rust and corrosion resistance features.
Con-Tech is constantly searching the globe for new steel suppliers, as global steelmaking capacity has increased in recent years. Asia and the Middle East are leading the way but, Bolivia, Namibia and Mozambique are also expected to see the start-up of their first steel plants in the 2021-23 period.
Why Using Con-Tech Works
Con-Tech is a leader in wholesale custom manufactured boat parts and marine hardware. Whatever your needs for wholesale custom manufactured boat deck hardware and wholesale custom manufactured boat parts and marine hardware, Con-Tech can accurately and quickly quote your job and provide you with a manufacturing plan.
What makes Con-Tech different than other manufacturers is our attention to detail and our knowledge of your industry. We are tenacious and thrifty and we use our expertise to stay with you every step of the process. And Con-Tech works exclusively with many world-class marine hardware manufacturers to get you the product you need.
Each wholesale custom manufactured boat part and marine hardware project begins with Con-Tech listening to your manufacturing needs and product specifications. Then you send us a drawing, a specification or the actual wholesale custom manufactured boat part or marine hardware you need and we will take it from there.
We convey the specifications for your wholesale custom manufactured boat parts and marine hardware to the right manufacturer for your unique application. And Con-Tech will stay with you every step of the way from design, prototype, production import, and delivery to ensure that there are no unwanted surprises in your wholesale custom manufactured boat part or marine hardware experience.
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