Components of Material
There are generally one or more materials which will
perform satisfactorily in a given environment.
We provide this information as a service to our
customers to assist in choosing a suitable alloy for
a diverse range of applications.
ALUMINUM: The most abundant metal in
the earth’s crust, it is bluish and
silvery-white, very light, malleable, and
ductile with high heat and electric
conductivity. It is non-magnetic and 1/3
the weight of steel with good corrosion
resistance against certain chemicals and acids
but weak resistance against other elements.
AUSTENITIC: A crystal structure formed by
heating steel (corrosion-resistant steel)
chromium, and nickel to a high temperature where
it forms the characteristics of 300 series
stainless steel (the most popular of the
stainless alloys). The highest level of
corrosion resistance in the stainless family,
cannot be hardened by heat treatment, and are
almost always non-magnetic. Sometimes heat and
friction in cold forming can cause austenitic
stainless to take on slight magnetism, but the
corrosion resistant properties remain the same.
There are a variety of austenitic grades with
huge varieties of usages.
COPPER: A ductile, malleable, reddish-brown
element that is an excellent conductor of heat
and electricity. It is non-magnetic with low to
average strength and good corrosion resistance.
Brass and silicone bronze gain their strength
from the addition of other metals, such as
BRASS: The most common alloy of copper.
It is approximately 2/3 copper and 1/3 zinc. It
has high electrical conductivity, non-magnetic
with low to average strength and good corrosion
resistance. Brass and silicon bronze gain their
strength from the addition of other metals, such
MONEL: Approximately 2/3 nickel and 1/3
copper. It has good strength and excellent
corrosion resistance against salt water and in
STEEL: A hard, strong, durable, malleable
alloy of iron and carbon. It contains other
elements such as manganese, chromium, nickel,
molybdenum, copper, tungsten, cobalt or silicon,
all depending on the desired alloy properties.
TITANIUM: A silvery gray, low-density,
lightweight, highly corrosion-resistant, and
high strength metal.