Nitinol metal alloy is one of the most useful alloys used for various purposes. It has numerous important medical applications. What is Nitinol? It is a nickel- titanium metal alloy with some unique properties. It is also known as Nickel titanium. This alloy exhibits the superelasticity or pseudoelasticity and the shape memory properties. It means [...]
Stellite alloys are a group or a range of cobalt-chromium alloys. They are designed to be resistant to wear and corrosion. These alloys may also have some portions of tungsten or molybdenum and some small but critical amounts of carbon. Stellite is a trademarked name of Deloro Stellite Company supplying Stellite alloys like Stellite3, Stellite [...]
Ultimet is a Cobalt alloy and is widely used in factories and industries. Haynes International, Inc produces this “high performance alloy”.
Nichrome is a nickel-chromium alloy with non-magnetic properties. The alloy also sometimes includes some parts of iron as its constituents. Nichrome is normally used to make resistance wires. This substance was patented in 1905. Nichrome Identification CAS Number: 11106-97-1 Nichrome Chemical Formula The chemical formula for Nichrome is NiCr. For samples which include iron as [...]
Ferrosilicon is a ferroalloy of silicon and iron. The ratio in which the two chemical substances are combined varies, with the proportion of silicon ranging anywhere between 15% and 90%. This alloy is also known by the name ferrosilicium. Ferrosilicon Identification CAS Number: 8049-17-0 Chemical Formula for Ferrosilicon The chemical formula for Ferrosilicon is FeSi.
Ferrochrome is an alloy comprised of iron and chromium used primarily in the manufacturing of stainless steel. The ratio in which the two metals are combined may vary, with the proportion of chromium ranging between 50% and 70%. Ferrochrome Identification CAS Reference Number: 7440-44-0 Chemical Formula for Ferrochrome The chemical formula for Ferrochrome is FeCr.
Galinstan is the name for a family of alloys consisting of Gallium, Indium and Tin. This eutectic alloy remains liquid at room temperature. With a melting point of -19 °C, Galinstan maintains its liquid form even in minus temperatures. It is used in many applications as a replacement for mercury. Composition of Galinstan Metal Alloy [...]
Electrum is a metal alloy mainly consisting of gold, silver and traces of some other metals. This naturally occurring alloy has a long history of being used for making coins, vessels and also for coatings. It was referred to as ‘gold’ or ‘white gold’ by ancient Greeks. Electrum Identification The pale yellow or white color [...]
Shakudo Definition Shakudo is an alloy of copper and gold. It comprises of 4% of gold and 96% of copper. It has a dark blue-purple patina for which it is mostly designed. The term Shakudo is also used to describe damascened decorative objects made in Japan. Manufacturing of Shakudo Shakudo is obtained by combining 4% [...]
Manganin is the trademarked name for an alloy that consists of three metallic elements – Copper, Nickel and Manganese. This alloy is useful in various industries. Read on to learn more about the composition, properties and uses of this material. History of Manganin Edward Weston, an American chemist, was the first person to discover “Manganin” [...]