Stainless Steel Alloy Data Sheets
Stainless steel is the common name for a number of different alloys used in corrosive environments. Stainless is used to keep food surfaces and medical devices safe of microbes as it is self repairing with its chromium oxide film. Stainless uses chromium as the unifying ingredient, but the addition of additional alloys such as nickel, nitrogen and molybdenum create different molecular structures for varying applications.
The five classifications of stainless alloys are austenitic, ferritic, martinsitic and precipitation hardening and duplex grades.
Nickel Alloy Data Sheets
Nickel Alloys are named for the significant amount of nickel used as it’s unifying or principal ingredient. Nickel alloys were developed for use in highly corrosive environments or for use in high temperature environments (or both). The addition of other alloys such as Molybdenum, Chromium and Iron modify the alloys for uses.
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Titanium Data Sheets
Titanium is produced as commercially pure or alloyed. Titanium is light weight, corrosion resistant and able to withstand extreme temperatures. Commercially pure titanium is generally used for orthopedic implants while the alloys are commonly produced with the addition of vanadium or aluminum for applications such as aerospace or sports equipment.
Cobalt Data Sheets
Cobalt Alloys are also sometimes referred to as “super alloys”. Cobalt alloys perform well in corrosive environments and high temperatures while retaining strength. It is also used when wear resistance is required. Typical uses for Cobalt Alloys are jet engines, turbines and dental implants.
Controlled Thermal Expansion Alloys
Nitinol Data Sheets
Nitinol is a shape-memory alloy. This nickel-titanium alloy “remembers” its original, cold-forged shape: returning the pre-deformed shape by heating. Shape-memory alloys have applications in industries including medical and aerospace
Niobium Data Sheets
Pure niobium is a nuclear ‘reactor grade’ with a high melting point. It is extremely corrosion resistant and is also use in medical and high temperature industrial applications.
Zirconium Data Sheets
Zirconium has superior corrosion resistance and high heat transfer efficiency. In addition it has good ductility, formability and strength comparable with common engineering alloys.