• global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

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    william rowland

    global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

  • global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

    welcome to

    william rowland

    global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

  • global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

    welcome to

    william rowland

    global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

  • global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

    welcome to

    william rowland

    global suppliers of high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants

Alloys

A wide range of copper, nickel, tin and ferro alloys available

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Powders

Metals powders available from aluminium through to zinc

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High Purity Metals

We can supply a wide range of high purity metals for industrial use

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Low Melting Point Alloys

Industry standard or customer specific alloys can be made in-house

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Foundry

A wide range of foundry additives including inoculants, graphite and molybdic oxide.

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Supplying the world with high purity metals, metal powders, low melting point alloys, alloys and inoculants

With over 180 years of experience, we’re proud to be one of the oldest trading metal companies in the world. We've striven for excellence since the very beginning and innovation, quality and service remain at the core of everything we do.

We deliver high purity metals at globally competitive prices, and we've been at the forefront for nearly two hundred years. So our reputation and heritage speaks for itself. We continue to succeed because we continue to lead.

We are experts in supplying high purity metals including low melting pointing point alloys to tight deadlines.

Our orders quantities are flexible we accommodate customers who only require small quantities.

Our company was built on the dream of one man.

Our future is built upon our great ideas.

Aerospace

Most metals used within the aerospace industry are alloys, primarily steel, cobalt and nickel based superalloys.

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Construction

The most common materials used in the contruction industry are steel, bronze, brass, aluminium and copper

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Petrochemical

Nickel, nickel alloys and stainless steels are used extensively in the petrochemical industry

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Automotive

Nickel, Aluminium, Copper and Magnesium are used extensively in the automotive industry.

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Marine

Seawater is corrosive to most construction materials; therefore specific metals are required.

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Electronics

Copper, silver, nickel, cobalt, aluminium, tin, zinc, indium and silicon are widely used in the electronics industry

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Defence

A large variety of metals are used in the defence sector, from rare metals to aluminium, magnesium and steel.

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Energy

Copper, nickel, iron, silver, cobalt, indium, silicon and aluminium are widely used in the energy industry.

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We've been innovating at William Rowland since 1830

We celebrated 150 years of William Rowland in 1980. To mark this momentous occasion we created a William Rowland Commemorative Plate that featured our old horse ‘Farmer’. In the 1830’s, Farmer was a familiar sight around Sheffield as he helped deliver ingots of zinc, iron and tin to our customers.

In 1987, another significant venture began when DCX Chrome (formally known as Delachaux), a global manufacturer of high-quality chromium metal, appointed us as their sole sales agent in the UK and Eire. This exciting appointment was a show of confidence by DCX Chrome in recognition of our expertise and reputation in the aerospace industry.

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Our company was built on the dream of one man

The latest at william rowland

The History of Metal in Sheffield

Posted: 2017-09-15 09:57:01

The city of Sheffield is well known for steel manufacturing and metallurgy. From the 18th century onwards it was quickly established as one of the main industrial cities in the UK, although it was recognised for the manufacture of knives as early as the 14th century with a notable mention from Chaucuer in The Reeve’s Tale. Ay by his belt he baar a long panade, And of a swerd ful trenchant…

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Casting Metals

Posted: 2017-09-07 09:40:10

‘Casting’ is a process used in metalworking where a metal in liquid form is poured into a mould and allowed to cool in the cavity to form a specific shape. It is a commonly used process for making complex shapes as the use of the mould allows for great detail and it is more economical than other processes might be. Once the metal has solidified it is removed from the mould and is known as a casting. Items commonly produced by casting include…

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The origin of the steel skyscraper

Posted: 2017-08-23 14:13:47

Although they are undoubtedly still impressive, skyscrapers have become a common feature of modern cities that we have become accustomed to seeing on busy skylines such as New York and London. Constantly evolving, they push the limits of architectural design, with the Burj Khalifa pushing an imposing 828 metres in height. However, this is a far cry from the humble origins of the modern skyscraper which began in 1884 with a small structure of only…

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How does heating metal affect its properties?

Posted: 2017-08-14 14:13:31

Applying heat to different metals can have a dramatic effect on them and can completely alter their structural, magnetic and electrical properties. There are several methods that can be used to change metals through heat, in order to enhance more favourable qualities, and the varying methods that are used will depend upon the metal and the desired result. Thermal Expansion Heating metal can increase its volume, length and surface…

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WILLIAM ROWLAND - IN MOTION

We're always looking at innovative ways to deliver quality and service. View these short videos of our cutting-edge machinery and see how these are benefiting customers all over the world.