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The Top Properties of Molybdenum Sheet

The Top Properties of Molybdenum Sheet

Date posted: March 16, 2015 // Molybdenum

A unique transition refractory metal that has been around since the 3rd century BC, Molybdenum is the 42nd most abundant element on planet earth. An exceptional “energy metal” that can meet the most demanding requirements, molybdenum offers many unique properties that are essential for the demands of today’s industrial processes.

High Melting Point, Corrosion Resistant and High Dimensional Stability

Out of all the refractory metals, molybdenum is the most widely utilised metal that is used for its flexibility and extremely high melting point. With a melting point of 2 620°C (4 748°F), molybdenum has one of the highest melting temperatures of all the metals and is primarily used as an alloying agent to strengthen steels. While molybdenum has the ability to withstand extremely high temperatures without its shape changing, expanding or softening, when added to steel, it develops and improves its corrosion-resistance, temperature and strength. Furthermore, with its excellent dimensional stability, when manufactured into an alloy it is extremely resistant against creep. Molybdenum not only has the lowest coefficient of thermal expansion of all the engineering materials, but it also has the highest thermal conductivity, which makes it ideal for use in the power industry.

Because molybdenum sheet possesses a very high melting point, a low coefficient of thermal expansion and a high level of thermal conductivity – molybdenum is the first choice in many industries for many specialised applications that include lighting, electrical and electronic devices, medical equipment, sputtering targets, heat shields, and aerospace. Molybdenum sheet is also widely applied in the manufacturing of missile and aircraft parts, the boating industry, and in the nuclear power industry.

We are the Leading South African Agents for PLANSEE

As the leading South African Agents for PLANSEE International, we at LIT Africa are the experts for components manufactured from tungsten, tantalum, niobium, and chromium and molybdenum sheet. Distinguished and respected for working with the most up-to-date technologies, not only are we are renowned for our superior product-quality and performance, but you can also always rely on our exceptional 100% pure Molybdenum sheet quality.

At LIT Africa, we offer you an extensive selection of standard dimensions to choose from, as well as manufacture molybdenum sheets according to your precise specifications and application needs. Using only the purest molybdenum oxide, our wide range of molybdenum products guarantee that you benefit from the most superior level of material purity, excellent creep resistance, extremely high temperatures, and they are extremely flexible to machine.

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