In the San Francisco Bay Area, nickel-based superalloys are widely used in high-tech manufacturing operations. The melting temperature of nickel is 2,647°F (1,453°C), far higher than copper at 1,983°F (1,084°C) and aluminum at 1,220°F (660°C). As a result, the combination of nickel and other elements creates several superalloys that excel in their ability to endure high temperatures and resist corrosion. Some nickel-based superalloys can tolerate temperatures above 2,192°F (1,200°C). These superalloys resist creep and oxidation, even at temperatures approaching their melting points. Compared to many other metals and alloys, nickel-based superalloys offer significantly better weldability.
Industrial Metal Service carries the most commonly used nickel-based superalloys—Cupronickel, Hastelloy, HyMu, Inconel, Invar, Kovar, and Monel. Our “ultimate recycling” method allows us to sell these superalloys at significantly lower prices than those sourced directly from the mills. Below, we briefly describe the superalloys that we carry. Note that several of these include different alloy grades that are determined by varying percentages of nickel and alloying elements.