Niobium Plates

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Here at Special Metals, we can produce niobium plates to suit your specifications, for use in a huge range of applications in metallurgy, engineering and industry. Niobium is also found to have a melting point of 4,491°C with a boiling point of approximately 8,571°C.

Being manufactured through Special Metal Fabrications due to it’s refractory metal properties, niobium is found to be extremely resistant to the tensions of wear and heat.

Niobium is a lustrous silver metal which occurs relatively infrequently in the Earth’s crust, almost always in ores associated with the closely-related metal tantalum, and it is almost exclusively mined and purified in Canada and Brazil. The extraction process for niobium may be complex, but it is worthwhile – once extracted, Niobium plates are incredibly useful in a range of high-tech applications.

The primary modern use of niobium is in forming high-performance alloys, like the incredibly strong steel used in intercontinental oil and gas pipelines, or the niobium plate superalloys used in rocket nozzles and jet engines. When blended with certain metals like tin, niobium can also form very powerful superconductors, which are commonly used in medical imaging and superconducting electromagnets, like the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner. Niobium is also found to be used in the manufacturing of hypoallergenic jewellery.

Originally used in incandescent light bulb filaments, the remarkable alloying properties of niobium are now the primary use for the metal, and niobium plates are now incorporated into a huge range of specialist high-tech equipment, and can be used as precursor to alloying or used as a source of pure niobium.

Special Metal Fabrications are specialists in the manufacturing of niobium plates and can create them bespoke to regulated sizes and shapes. If you want to know more about the niobium plates supplied by Special Metals UK, or you would like to request a quotation, you can get in touch with the experts at Special Metals by calling us on 01268 820409 anytime or using the contact form on the side of this page! Alternatively, feel free to email us at sales@special-metals.co.uk. Our specialist metal experts will be happy to help you find the niobium plates you need to get the job done.

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