Production of superalloys

1. Sep 7, 2014

ry2ncz

How are superalloys produced.... I'm dealing with cobalt based alloy

What are the process taken to produce superalloys because they could go up to 9 or 10 elements together?

Cobalt is mixed with other elements for better properties but during the process of mixing some elements tend to have lower melting point... And since that is the case by the time the furnaces reaches it's melting point other elements might have just boil off.....

2. Sep 8, 2014

Staff: Mentor

Cannon Muskegon (The C-M Group. Specialty Material and Alloys Group.) does air melting and vacuum melting of cobalt alloys.

http://www.c-mgroup.com/airmelt_index/cobalt_base.htm [Broken]
http://www.c-mgroup.com/vacuum_melt_index/cobalt_base.htm [Broken]

ASM has specialty handbooks on Superalloys and Nickel/Cobalt alloys.

Nickel, Cobalt, and Their Alloys

Processing is covered in the texts.

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3. Sep 9, 2014

ry2ncz

Thx for the info man I'll look into it