We can help you choose the right alloy, which improves the properties of your detail, as well as the cost picture in your project. Together, we produce the match that gives your detail the best results.
What is alloy?
Alloy is a mixture of different substances to improve the properties of the metal. There are an infinite number of alloys, so it can be difficult to choose the right one from both a technical and economic perspective. Alloys consist of one or more alloying elements/alloying substances, which can be metals as well as non-metals. Alloys are usually produced by mixing the components, but can also be produced by, for example, pressing, sintering or by mechanical processing of materials. No more than small amounts of additives or a smaller amount of the constituents are needed for the properties of the alloy to undergo major changes.
Aluminum is often used, which is a light and strong metal with good resistance to corrosion and cracking. Mixed with small amounts of other metals, the aluminum has a strength that can be compared with that of steel, while retaining its lightness and formability.
All alloys are designed for different purposes. It is rare for the materials to be 100% pure, but the additives are intended to make the materials harder, softer, more malleable in a certain process and become more corrosion-resistant, and so on.
If you are not sure what material to draw in your design, you can always consult us. We are aware of very many of the alloys that are suitable for sheet metal processing.
Alloy – properties
- Increases the hardness and strength of the metal.
- Reduces corrosion attack on water and air contact.
- Adapts the material to the manufacturing process it is intended for, for example by softening the material.