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This special class of high-performance alloys contains a significant amount of nickel, with differences in material composition according to the specific properties needed. This means they can be designed for mechanical strength, durability and resistance to factors that might otherwise damage conventional materials. We handle a wide range of nickel-based superalloys including Inconel, Waspalloy, Hastelloy, Mar M, GTD and Udimet.
This can be any one of a group of ferrous alloys with a composition that prevents the iron from rusting and provides heat-resistant properties, and different types include carbon, nitrogen, aluminium, silicon, sulphur, titanium, nickel, copper, selenium, niobium and molybdenum. Stainless steel’s rust-resistance comes from chromium in the alloy, which protects the underlying material from corrosion attack and can self-heal in the presence of oxygen. We handle all grades of stainless steel.
Among other elements, titanium can be alloyed with iron, aluminium, vanadium, and molybdenum to produce strong, lightweight alloys for aerospace, military, industrial, automotive, agriculture, electronics, sports and medical uses. Its most useful properties are corrosion resistance and its strength-to-density ratio, the highest of any metallic element. In its unalloyed condition, titanium is as strong as some steels, but less dense. We handle all grades and forms of titanium.
Tungsten carbide is one of the hardest carbides, used for wear-resistant abrasives and cutting tools. The hardness and heat resistance of tungsten can create alloys such as high-speed steel, with as much as 18% tungsten. These are used in the aerospace and automotive industries and radiation shielding, with tungsten superalloys containing such as Hastelloy and Stellite used in turbine blades and wear-resistant parts and coatings.
Cobalt-based superalloys’ temperature stability makes them ideal for turbine blades for gas turbines and aircraft jet engines; they’re also corrosion and wear-resistant, and thus used for making orthopaedic implants that don’t wear down over time. Cobalt alloys are also an excellent alternative to nickel for dental prosthetics, and some high-speed steels contain cobalt for increased heat and wear resistance.
The wide range of cobalt-based alloys we handle includes:
Zirconium alloys are widely used in the nuclear industry, primarily as cladding of fuel rods in nuclear reactors, which requires an alloy with 95% zirconium and less than 2% tin, niobium, iron, chromium, nickel and other metals added to improve mechanical properties and corrosion resistance. Zirconium alloys are also biocompatible, so can be used for body implants. We buy all grades of zirconium scrap, both for processing for external markets, and to produce our own AlZr master alloys.