What are the benefits of refractory metals with Special Metals?

What are the benefits of refractory metals with Special Metals?

What are the benefits of refractory metals with Special Metals?

Refractory metals are a solution that many turn to when they are looking for something that will last. Who can blame them? Notoriously some of the toughest metals out there, they certainly still have a place in a variety of settings that makes them one of the most popular choices around. Here at Special Metals, we are proud to provide all of the refractory metals that fit the needs of many, giving you an accessible, long-lasting option that you can rely on for the foreseeable.

Let’s find out some more about why they are so beneficial, shall we?


As we highlighted above, refractory metals are extremely durable, which makes them an attractive option to many that work in heavy-duty engineering industries. If you work in an environment that encounters extremely high temperatures regularly (we’re talking in excess of 2,000°C!) then a refractory metal could be the solution you are looking for.

They are able to stay strong when most metals find their melting point, meaning you needn’t worry about the faltering quality of your metal products when you need them most. Although not classed as one of the five main refractory metals, titanium also has a very high melting point (1668°C) and offers fantastic resistance to corrosion.

Each refractory metal has its own unique melting point, so be sure to get in touch with an expert from Special Metals to find out which is most suited to your requirements. Many things can be classed as durable, but we doubt they’re as durable as refractory metals!

A versatile solution

This durability means that refractory metals can be used in many environments to great effect. For example, you can imagine a jet engine gets pretty hot, right? The high melting point of these metals allows them to be a popular option in places where not many other metals would last. They are also regularly used as lighting tools, catalysts for chemical reactions and tungsten has even be used for some space nuclear power systems.

They have a high resistance to many challenging environments which makes them the ideal solution for any kind of requirement. If you are wondering whether refractory metals would suit your needs, please don’t hesitate to contact our team and, we will gladly discuss your enquiries with you.

An ideal conductor

As well as having a very high melting point, refractory metals are able to conduct heat and electricity very well. This is because they are a heavy metal that can carry these currents in a way that very few materials can, making them a valuable asset in products that deal with high amounts of heat and electricity.

If you feel like you could benefit from this kind of metal conductor, then make sure you get in touch with us on site today, and we will gladly give you more information.

Get in touch with Special Metals

Many kinds of metal fall into the refractory category, including niobium, molybdenum and tantalum, giving you ample choice of which is the right fit for your specific requirements. The number of options available makes them the perfect solution for many different jobs, and we are confident that we can provide a solution that meets, and exceeds, your industrial needs.

To speak to one of our experts, give us a call on 01268 820409 or email us at sales@special-metals.co.uk. You can also request a quote by using our contact form, and we will get back to you with a response as soon as we can.

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