Leading Edge Metals & Alloys, Inc. Datasheets for Metal Shapes and Stock

Metal shapes and stock includes metals and alloys in the form of bars, rods, beams, plates, foils, and other standard shapes. Depending on the type of selection activity and application, a metal shape may be selected based on its material type or from specific mechanical properties relative to the service conditions.
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High-Temperature, Corrosion-Resistant, Refractory Metal Molybdenum Molybdenum is a plentiful, cost-effective metal known for its strength and stability in high-heat applications. Softer and more ductile than tungsten, it is often alloyed with other compounds to...
High-Temperature, Corrosion-Resistant, Refractory Metal Niobium Niobium (also known as columbium) is a shiny, ductile metal primarily used in alloys. It improves the properties of steel and is often used in gas pipelines, jet engines and...
Controlled Expansion Alloy Alloy 52 Alloy 52 is a nickel-iron alloy with a thermal expansion rate similar to soft glasses and ceramics. Typical applications include voltage regulators, conductors, and glass-to-metal hermetic seals.
Controlled Expansion Alloy Kovar® Composed of iron, nickel and cobalt, Kovar®1 has thermal expansion characteristics similar to hard glass, making it an excellent choice for glass-to-metal hermetic seals. Kovar® is widely used in...
Thermocouple Alloy Constantan Constantan is a copper-nickel alloy used in a variety of thermocouple applications. It is paired with iron, copper and Chromel® to form types J, T and E thermocouples, respectively. Known...
Thermocouple Alloy Rhenium-Tungsten For use in extremely high-heat environments, type C thermocouples are made from alloys containing different rhenium-tungsten ratios. Rhenium-Tungsten is also used in traditional tungsten applications when greater ductility is desired.
Controlled Expansion Alloy LE Alloy 49 In addition to excellent glass-to-metal sealing capabilities, nickel-iron alloys with slightly higher iron content provide increased magnetic shielding. LE alloy 49 is used for applications such as solenoid components, glass-to-metal...
High-Temperature, Corrosion-Resistant, Refractory Metal Tantalum Like niobium, tantalum is a heat-tolerant refractory metal with excellent corrosion resistance. Often alloyed with other metals, tantalum is used to make super alloys used in chemical processing, jet engines...
Soft Magnetic Shielding Alloy LE Alloy 49 Nickel-iron alloys with higher iron content provide not only magnetic shielding properties but also excellent glass-to-metal sealing capabilities. LE alloy 49 is used for applications such as solenoid components, glass-to-metal...
Soft Magnetic Shielding Alloy HyMu 80® Offering extremely high initial permeability, HyMu 80®1 is a nickel-iron alloy containing molybdenum. Uses include transformer cores, telephony and recording devices.
High-Temperature, Corrosion-Resistant, Refractory Metal Molybdenum-Rhenium The addition of rhenium to molybdenum improves plasticity and weldability and decreases brittleness for certain temperature ranges. It is used throughout the aerospace and electronics industries for applications such as...
Low Expansion Alloy LE Alloy 42 The coefficient of thermal expansion for LE alloy 42 makes it very well suited for joining to ceramic chips in miniature electronic circuits. A less-expensive alternative to similar electronic nickel...
High-Temperature, Corrosion-Resistant, Refractory Metal Titanium Titanium is a silvery-white, corrosion-resistant metal with a high strength-to weight ratio. Because it is both light and strong, it is used extensively throughout the automotive and aerospace industries. Its...
High-Temperature, Corrosion-Resistant, Refractory Metal Tungsten Tungsten has the highest melting point of all metals and, at temperatures greater than 1650°C, the highest tensile strength. Its thermal expansion rate is similar to that of borosilicate glass...
Thermocouple Alloy Alumel® Used in conjunction with Chromel® in type K thermocouples, Alumel®1 is made of nickel, manganese, aluminum and silicon.
Thermocouple Alloy Chromel® Used with Alumel® in type K thermocouples and with Constantan in type E thermocouples, Chromel®2 is made of nickel and chromium.
Low Expansion Alloy Invar® 36 With an extremely low coefficient of thermal expansion, approximately one-tenth that of carbon steel at temperatures up to 400° F, Invar® is often thought of as the material of...