Titanium alloys are metals that contain a mixture of Titanium along with other chemical elements. These such alloys have very high tensile strength and toughness even at extreme temperatures.
Titanium is lightweight, has extraordinary corrosion resistance, and has the ability to withstand extreme temperatures. However, the high cost of both raw materials and processing limit their use to military applications, aircraft & spacecraft, medical devices, highly stressed components such as connecting rods and on expensive sports cars, premium sports equipment, and consumer electronics.
Aluminum is a lightweight, highly conductive, reflective, and non-toxic metal that can be easily machined.
The metal´s durability and numerous advantageous properties make it an ideal material for many industrial applications. Aluminum can be recycled repeatedly without any decline in material performance or quality and its strength, corrosion resistance, and formability make it the ideal material to meet the technical demands of the automotive industry without sacrificing safety or performance.
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There are 4 types of Carbon steel grades based on the amount of carbon present in the alloys. Carbon is the 15th most abundant element found in the earth’s soil and it is also the fourth most abundant element by mass in the universe. Its chemical structure allows it to bond with itself and many other chemical elements to form nearly 10 million different compounds.
There are 4 types of Carbon steel grades based on the amount of carbon present in the alloys:
Low Carbon Steel
Medium Carbon Steel
High Carbon Steel
Very High Carbon Steel
Stainless is composed of some of the basic elements found in the earth; iron ore, chromium, silicon, nickel, carbon, nitrogen, and manganese. Properties of the final alloy are tailored by varying the amounts of these elements to improve tensile properties like ductility.
Lower alloyed grades resist corrosion in the atmospheric and pure water environments, while higher grades can resist corrosion in most acid, alkaline solutions, and chlorine bearing environments, properties which are utilized in processing plants.
Aircraft Alloys & Specialty Steels
Aircraft, super alloy, or high-performance alloys are intended for high-temperature applications – to withstand loading (hold their shape) at temperatures near their melting point – their creep and oxidation resistance are of extremely important Nickel-based super alloys have emerged as the material of choice for these applications.
The properties of these nickel-based super alloys can be tailored to a certain extent through the addition of many other elements, both common and exotic, including not only metals but also metalloids and non-metals: chromium, iron, cobalt, molybdenum, tungsten, tantalum, aluminum, titanium, zirconium, vanadium and carbon are only a few examples of the alloying additions used. Each of these additions has been chosen to serve a particular purpose in optimizing the properties for high-temperature applications.
Bronze is an alloy of copper and usually tin as the main additive that is much harder and more brittle than brass. The term “bronze” is sometimes used interchangeably for different types of copper alloys, but the most common typically refers to a mix of about 90% copper and 10% tin in its “pure” form.
Common additives to bronze include phosphorous to harden bronze and lead to make bronze more castable. It creates little friction and does not spark, making it ideal for metal on metal contact applications.