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What Should I Know About Machining Hastelloy?

Posted by Chip Holm on May 8, 2019 11:12:15 AM

Considerations of Costs and Qualities of Hastelloy

It’s well known that Hastelloy, also known as C276 is among the most difficult materials to work with—due to, in part, the toll it takes on the tooling but also its heat and corrosion resistance properties. This material is in high demand in industries like pharmaceutical, petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas, nuclear, pollution control, etc., anywhere there is extreme heat and a caustic environment, so there is good reason to discuss why it is sought after.

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Topics: hastelloy, hastelloy machining, Qualities of Hastelloy

What Should I Know About Machining Inconel?

Posted by Chip Holm on May 7, 2019 2:47:30 PM

 Considerations of Costs and Qualities of Inconel

It’s well known that inconel is among the most difficult materials to work with—due to, in part, to the toll it takes on the tooling but also its heat resistance properties. This material is in high demand in industries like aerospace, petrochemical, chemical, military, nuclear, pollution control, etc., anywhere there is extreme heat so there is good reason to discuss why it is sought after.

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Topics: Inconel, inconel tooling, inconel price, machining inconel

Precision Inconel Machining: The Superalloy and Its Specific Requirements

Posted by Chip Holm on Feb 18, 2016 3:38:38 PM

What Is Inconel®?

Predominantly nickel, with chromium as a second element, Inconel® alloys are oxidation and corrosion resistant materials. It is a family of austenite nickel-chromium based superalloys or high-performance alloys.

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Topics: Precision Inconel Machining, Inconel

What to Know about Machining Titanium

Posted by Chip Holm on Jan 29, 2016 3:02:53 PM

Considerations of Costs and Qualities of Titanium

It’s well know that titanium is among the pricier of the materials to work with, though from the machining titanium perspective, not the easiest to work with—due to, in part, the toll it takes on the tooling. But it’s in high demand in industries like aerospace, petrochemical, chemical, medical, architecture, military, and transportation, so there is good reason to discuss why it is sought after.

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Topics: machining titanium, titanium tooling, titanium price