Product Announcement from Elmet Technologies, Inc.
Wrought Molybdenum metal possesses unique properties which make it desirable for use in a number of manufacturing industries. Its most useful characteristic is its high melting point, 2610° C. In practical operation, for example, this high performance material can work as a load-bearing material in industrial furnaces at temperatures ranging up to 1900° C. The metal oxidizes readily above 600° C in air, therefore, a vacuum, reducing (hydrogen), or inert furnace atmosphere is required.
Material from .005 inches to .090 inches in thickness is classified as molybdenum sheet. It is used for fabrication of sintering boats, high temperature furnace heating elements and heat shields. Standard availability is described below. Other sizes and tolerances are available.