Thanks to their high level of machinability, cast iron alloys have entered the modern era of manufacturing in industries from automotive to heavy machinery. Despite these advantages, cast iron’s complex nature offsets some of its machining ease.
From aerospace and defense to automotive, wind energy and sporting goods, many industries now rely on composite parts that combine strength with light weight to provide increased performance. As you know all too well, the same attributes that make these materials desirable also make them tough to machine.
High-temperature molybdenum, nickel, stainless steel, tantalum, titanium and tungsten alloys such as Inconel and Hastelloy provide superior corrosion resistance and strength for automotive, aerospace/defense, chemical processing, electronics and power generation. In everything from industrial furnaces to semiconductors, these metals top the material challenges in manufacturing.