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Production of superalloys

  1. Sep 7, 2014 #1
    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.....
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  3. Sep 8, 2014 #2


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    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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  4. Sep 9, 2014 #3
    Thx for the info man I'll look into it
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