Alloy Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory implements a thorough list of alloy suppliers. Utilize our listing to examine and sort top alloy suppliers with previews of ads and detailed descriptions of each product. Any alloy supplier can supply alloys to meet your companies specific qualifications. An easy connection to reach alloy suppliers through our fast request for quote form is provided on our website. The company information includes website links, company profile, locations, phone, product videos and product information. Customer reviews are available and product specific news articles. This source is right for you whether it's for a company of alloy supplier companies, alloy engineering, or nickel alloy suppliers.

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  • National Bronze & Metals, Inc. Advancing Alloys used in Crucial Applications

    National Bronze & Metals, Inc. had an article written about them that was featured in the August 2012 issue of Modern Metals for their recent innovations in the copper, brass, aluminum, bronze and nickel alloys field. The company recently began to offer nickel aluminum bronze alloys and manganese bronze alloys. “With our state-of-the-art foundry, which opened in January 2010, we have been able to make some tremendous gains in the quality of our materials compared to what is available in the market right now,” Norman Lazarus, Senior Vice President at...

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Alloy Suppliers

An alloy supplier is a company that provides metals that are comprised of two or more metallic elements. An alloy may be a binary alloy, which has two metallic components, a ternary alloy with three metallic components, a quaternary alloy with four metallic components or it can be comprised of even more metallic components in trace amounts.

An alloy produced by an alloy supplier will usually take the characteristics of the elements that it is made from, physical properties like electrical and thermal conductivity, reactivity and density, but this is not a guaranteed fact. At times, the alloy's engineering properties such as tensile and shear strength can be very different from those of the original metallic element. However, alloys are typically stronger, more durable metals with more desirable characteristics than those of their individual metallic components, such as increased hardness, corrosion resistance and malleability. As a result, alloy suppliers are vital businesses for companies in many industries including: industrial manufacturing, for use in application such as heat treating processes and for the production of many parts and components; construction, for use in many applications as versatile building materials; commercial, for use in flexible and rigid packaging and distribution of goods; petroleum, to be used in the extraction, processing and distribution of oil and gas; and defense, for use in combat vehicles such as gas turbines in jet airplanes and military electric motors.

Two main types of alloys that alloy suppliers commonly offer are intermetallics and superalloys. Intermetallics are alloys that are composed of two or more metallic elements that then form a new compound. These alloys are sometimes used because they have increased magnetic, superconducting and chemical properties, as well as being able to combine ceramic and metallic properties for situations in which resistance to high temperatures and hardness is more important than either toughness or ease of processing. Superalloys, on the other hand, are mostly used for their high temperature creep resistance, but they also have mechanical strength, good surface stability and both corrosion and oxidation resistance. While in the past most alloys have been formed by melting down the materials and mixing them together, powder metallurgy is becoming an increasingly popular method of alloy formation. Powder metallurgy mixes dry powders, then squeezes them together under high pressure and heats them to temperatures that are just below their melting points, which results in a solid, homogeneous alloy. Another technique for alloy formation is ion implantation, which uses beams of ions of carbon, nitrogen and other elements, and fires. In this process the beam is fired into selected metals in a vacuum chamber that then produces a strong, thin layer of alloy on the metal surface. Additionally, alloys can also be recycled, and alloy scrap is a valuable commodity that is essential to the economic production of alloys.
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