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Specialist Stockist, Suppliers & Manufacturers of Machined and Fabricated products in;

Tantalum

Tantalum is generally made from sintering the powdered ore to produce a metal with an extremely high melting point of approximately 2990°C. It has an excellent resistance to corrosion against molten metals and liquids, is biocompatible and has very high conductivity.

Applications Include;

Heat Exchanger Tubes

Charge Carriers,

Capacitors,

Electrodes and Grounding Rings

Jet Engine Parts,

Missile Parts,

Vacuum Furnace Parts

Tungsten

Tungsten has the highest melting point of these refractory metals at 3422°C. It is very robust and has an extremely high tensile strength; it has the ability to be drawn into very thin wires. Tungsten’s corrosion resistance is also very good.

Applications Include;

Lighting Elements,

X-ray targets,

Heating Elements,

Missile Components

and due to its high density is used as counter weights.

Zirconium

Zirconium is a lustrous, greyish-white, soft, ductile, and malleable, it is highly resistant to corrosion by alkalis, acids, salt water, and other agents. The melting point of zirconium is approx 1855°C.

Applications Include;

Laboratory Crucibles

Metallurgical Furnaces,

Surgical Appliances

Missile Components,

Vacuum Tube Filaments

Niobium

Niobium has a similar structure to Tantalum and is produced in a similar method. It too has a very high melting point of around 2470°C. It has excellent corrosive resistance and has good cold ductility. It is however half as dense as Tantalum.

Applications Include;

Sintering Trays and Boats,

Special Chemical Applications,

Superconductors,

Medical Components,

Jet Engine Parts,

and is used in the lighting industry.

Titanium

Titanium (pronounced /ti'tane'ium/) is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a light, strong, lustrous, corrosion-resistant (including to sea water and chlorine) transition metal with a silver colour.

Lightweight Alloys For;

Aerospace,

Military,

Industrial Process,

Automotive

Agri-food,

Medical Prostheses,

Orthopedic Implants,

Sporting Goods

Molybdenum

Molybdenum is a very hard, pure element with an extremely high melting point of around 2620°C, it has a high thermal conductivity and is corrosive resistant to glass and other metals.

Applications Include;

Sintering Trays and Boats

Charge Carriers,

Aerospace Parts

Plasma Spraying Nozzles & electrodes

Sputtering Targets,

Furnace Components,

Glass Stirrers,

Medical Parts

About SMF

Over 120 years experience

ISO Certified

in-house machining

in-house welding

The new Special Metals Fabrication Ltd was established in 2004 to specialize in the supply, machining and fabrication of refractory metal products. The team boasts a combined experience of over 120 years in the specialist metals industry, allowing us to call upon a wealth of experience and unique knowledge when approaching new and established fabrications.

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