Any of various opaque, fusible, ductile, and typically lustrous substances that are good conductors of electricity and heat, form cations by loss of electrons, and yield basic oxides and hydroxides.
Aluminum and aluminum alloys are lightweight, non-ferrous metals with good corrosion resistance, ductility, and strength.
Amorphous metals, also known as metallic glasses, are metallic materials that have a non-crystalline structure. Most amorphous metals are alloys rather than pure metals.
Anodes are consumables used in a variety of electrochemical processes such as corrosion protection (sacrificial anodes) and electroplating (plating anodes).
Bimetals and clad alloys consist of two or more different alloy layers that are integrally bonded together; usually into a metal plate, strip, sheet, or other stock shape.
Braze and brazing alloys join metals or other materials without extensive fusion of the substrates. Brazes have a higher melting point (>800° F) than solders and cause little or no metal vaporization, gain growth, stress corrosion, or distortion.
Carbon steels are steels in which the main alloying additive is carbon. Alloy steels are steels alloyed with other metals or materials in addition to carbon to improve properties.
Cast irons are a large group of ferrous alloys which contain a large amount of carbon and solidify with a eutectic (chemical carbide which solidifies at a lower temperature).
Cobalt and cobalt alloys are non-ferrous metals with high strength and toughness, excellent high temperature strength and resistance, and good corrosion resistance.
Copper, brass, and bronze alloys are non-ferrous metals with excellent electrical and thermal conductivity as well as good corrosion resistance, ductility and strength.
Ferrous metals and alloys are iron-based materials that are used in a wide variety of industrial applications.
Fusible alloys have low melting points, usually below 300º F. Many fusible alloys have eutectic compositions. Fusible alloys are used as work holders, electroforming mandrels, tube bending aids, fire sprinkler parts, steam boiler relief plug, resin casting or potting molds, fuse parts, thermostat components, switch parts, thermal management products, lens blocking alloys, and wax pattern injection dies.
Lead, tin, and low melting alloys are non-ferrous alloys that are easily meltable with relatively low melting temperatures. They are used in the manufacture of solders, semiconductors, batteries, optical, and decorative products.
Light alloys and light metals have low density and high strength-to-weight ratios. Light weight metals include aluminum, magnesium, titanium, and beryllium alloys.
Magnesium and magnesium alloys are nonferrous metals with low density, good ductility, moderate strength, and good corrosion resistance.
Master alloys and alloying additives are alloy element concentrates, grain refiners, hardeners, deoxidants and other agents added into a melt or metal powder blend to produce a particular alloy, modify a melt or alter processing characteristics.
Metal matrix composites (MMC) consist of a metal and one or more other materials, typically a ceramic or organic compound. They provide superior specific strengths and good strength-to-weight ratios, resist fire and moisture, and are can be used over a wide range of temperatures. MMCs also provide resistance to radiation and excellent electrical and thermal conductivity.
Metal profiles and structural shapes include metals and alloys with uniform cross sections such as tees, angles, channels, I-beams, rectangular tubes, and specialty cross sectional shapes manufactured through extrusion, continuous casting, roll forming, or other specialized processes.
Molybdenum and molybdenum alloys are refractory metal and alloys with a very high melting point (non-alloy 2623 °C) and a low thermal expansion coefficient. They are used to fabricate evaporation crucibles, electrodes, rocket technology, furnace components, glass and zinc processing tools, and electrical contacts.
Nickel and nickel alloys are non-ferrous metals with high strength and toughness, excellent corrosion resistance, and superior elevated temperature properties.
Nonferrous metals and alloys are non-iron-based metals or alloys used for a wide range of applications.
Precious metals and precious alloys are rare metallic elements and alloys such as silver, gold, platinum, palladium, iridium, osmium, rhodium, and ruthenium. They posses unique characteristics that set them apart from other metals.
Refractory metals are a class of metals that are extraordinarily resistant to heat and wear and have extremely high melting points. Reactive metals have a strong affinity for oxygen and nitrogen at elevated temperatures and are highly resistant to corrosion at low temperatures.
Rolled rings (or seamless forged rings) are hollow metal cylinder shapes used as starting stock blanks for wheels or rail tires, housings, bearings, gears, valve seats, ring gaskets and couplings.
Specialty nonferrous metals and alloys include metals such as hafnium, zirconium, beryllium, tantalum or osmium with unique properties for specific applications.
Specialty steels and other iron alloys have specialized or proprietary compositions or properties that are specifically engineered for certain service conditions.
Stainless steels are steels that contain a minimum of 10% chromium and are more resistant to corrosion than normal steels.
Superalloys are nickel, cobalt or iron-based alloys with excellent elevated temperature strength, creep properties and oxidation resistance.
Titanium and titanium alloys are non-ferrous metals with excellent corrosion resistance, fatigue properties, and a high strength-to-weight ratios.
Tool steels are wear resistant ferrous alloys based on iron and carbon with high levels of alloying elements such as chromium, molybdenum, tungsten and vanadium.
Tungsten and tungsten alloys are refractory metals or alloys with a very high melting point and high density.
Welding alloys are used to melt and fuse pieces of metal together.
Zinc and zinc alloys are non-ferrous alloys that are used widely in the production of die cast components.