Metals & Alloys Technical Assistance Program
Product Announcement from Ed Fagan, Inc.
If you need technical assistance on a special purpose metal or alloy, look to Ed Fagan Inc. for the answers. EFI representatives are very knowledgeable on the materials we supply, and we have decades of experience supplying many of these metals and alloys to high technology industries. We can answer questions you may have on specific applications; or on the physical, chemical, and mechanical attributes of these materials; and we can advise you on how to work with these materials (e.g. how to machine - turn, drill, cut, ream, tap --heat-treat, weld, plate, etc.).
Controlled Expansion Alloys
If you have questions on Kovar (Pernifer 2918, Dilver P, etc) or glass-sealing applications (e.g. vacuum tubes/valves, X-ray tubes, microwave tubes, light bulbs, power tubes, transistors, diodes, hybrid packages, etc.); or Invar ( Free Cut Invar 36, Pernifer 36, Super Invar, etc.) for low expansion applications (e.g. positioning devices, bimetal thermostats, advanced composite molds for aerospace industry, dimensionally stable instruments and optical devices, containers and transfer lines for LNG, echo boxes and filters for mobile telephones, magnetic shielding, scientific instruments, CRT applications: shadow masks, deflection clips, and electron gun components, etc.). We can help you find the best glass-to-metal, or ceramic-to-metal sealing alloy for your applications whether it's Alloy 42, Alloy 48, Alloy 52, or other glass sealing alloy for automotive and industrial lamps specialty hermetic devices, CRT tubes, etc.
We carry a variety of Nickel grades and can answer your questions on the best grades for a wide variety of applications, such as anodes, getter tabs, heating element shielding, cathode shields, electron tubes, fuel cells, Ni-Cd batteries, hydrogen thyratron components, passive cathodes, cathode shanks, plater bars, transistor enclosures, terminals, semi-conductor supports, etc.
Soft Magnetic Alloys
If you have questions on soft magnetic alloys such as Magnifer 7904, HyMu 80, Hipernom , Moly-Permalloy, Permalloy 80, VIM VAR Core Iron, Magnifer 50, High-Permeability 49, Hiperco 50, etc. we can answer your questions regarding a wide range of material characteristics (e.g. permeability (initial, maximum, saturation) coercive force, ac core loss, hysteresis loops, etc. over a range of applications such as: electromagnetic shielding, specialty transformer laminations, toriodal tape wound cores, motor laminations, transformer cores, LF power transducers, chokes, relay parts, solenoids, oscillators, magnetic bearings, electrical generators, high magnetic flux devices and instruments, pole pieces for electromagnets, etc.
Refractory Metals and Alloys
We carry a wide variety of refractory metals and alloys including Molybdenum, TZM Molybdenum, Tungsten, Tungsten Alloy, Tantalum, Niobium, Rhenium. Whether you need these materials for applications in electronics e.g. cathodes, x-ray tube components, capacitors, semi-conductor equipment, glass-to-metal seals, etc.; or for their high temperature properties in applications such as furnace windings, nozzles, nose cones, re-entry cones, support vanes, heat radiation shields, structural furnace members, containers for components exposed to high temperature, die inserts for casting aluminum, hot stamping tooling, , furnace windings, welding electrodes, etc.; or in high density applications e.g. ballast weights, control surfaces, medical radiation shielding, Ed Fagan Inc. can assist you with your technical concerns.
About Ed Fagan Inc.
ED FAGAN INC. supplies the highest quality special purpose metals and alloys for Aerospace/Aviation, Defense, Electronics, Magnetic, Medical, Lighting, Optical, Telecommunications, Ceramics, Heat Treating, and other high-technology industries.
We have an extensive inventory of Controlled Expansion Alloys, Electrical/Electronic Nickel, Soft Magnetic Alloys, and Refractory Metals and Alloys. We stock these materials in a wide variety of forms including Sheet, Plate, Coil/Strip, Rod, Bar, Wire and Foil; and in many thicknesses, diameters, widths/lengths and tempers for immediate delivery.