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Solving Bulge and Finish Issues when Machining Inconel

Posted by Chip Holm on Aug 20, 2020 4:00:59 PM

Avoiding Timely and Expensive Problems

If you are in an industry that requires equipment to work in extreme heat environments— aerospace, military, chemical, petrochemical, nuclear, etc.—you probably use inconel for your parts and components. The various types of inconel are workhorse materials due to their weldability (718) while having high strength and toughness (625), corrosion (600) and oxidation (718) resistance. While they deliver high performance in environments that test most metals, this metal tests most machinery when forming it.

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Topics: Inconel

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-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