Leading Edge Metals & Alloys, Inc. Datasheets for Refractory and Reactive Metals

Refractory metals are a class of metals that are extraordinarily resistant to heat and wear and have extremely high melting points. Reactive metals have a strong affinity for oxygen and nitrogen at elevated temperatures and are highly resistant to corrosion at low temperatures.
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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 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 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.
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 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...
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...