Cobalt is useful in applications that utilize its magnetic properties, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and/or its strength at elevated temperatures.
As a group, the cobalt-base alloys may be generally described as wear resistant, corrosion resistant, and heat resistant (strong even at high temperatures). Many of the properties of the alloys arise from the crystallographic nature of cobalt (in particular its response to stress), the solid-solution-strengthening effects of chromium, tungsten, and molybdenum, the formation of metal carbides, and the corrosion resistance imparted by chromium.
Cobalt (Co) is a lustrous, silvery-blue, non-ferrous metal found in smaltite, cobaltite, and erythrite minerals. Cobalt alloys are metal alloys containing cobalt as the base material. They have excellent high strength and toughness, high temperature strength and resistance, and good corrosion resistance. Cobalt alloys made be categorized based on their key material advantages. These include […]
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