Tantalum Project Photos
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.
Tungsten Project Photos
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.
Zirconium Project Photos
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.
Niobium Project Photos
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.
Titanium Project Photos
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.
Molybdenum Project Photos
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.
Over 120 years experience
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.