What is the difference between molybdenum and TZM?
Molybdenum is the raw, unalloyed form of TZM. The alloy consists of titanium, zirconium, carbon, and molybdenum, which allows for higher recrystallization temperatures, strength, and hardness. Additionally, the alloy proves to be more ductile than raw molybdenum, allowing for greater machinability.
How is molybdenum different from the other refractory metals?
Molybdenum is the most commonly used of the refractory metals, as it shares many of the same desirable properties of tungsten. While it has a lower melting point, it is typically less expensive, which contributes to its popularity for use in finished goods. The element has a lower density than tungsten, making it popular for fabrication purposes.
How machinable is molybdenum?
Molybdenum is quite machinable, and many customers request custom machined parts with great frequency. All of our molybdenum conforms to ASTM B386 and ASTM B387, Type 361 standards, ensuring the highest quality.
What are some popular molybdenum uses?
- Stainless Steel
- Vacuum Furnace Environments
- Many others
What services can you provide?
- Raw, stock material supply
- Custom machined parts
- EDM cutting and drilling
- Laser and water jet cutting
- Shearing, punching, and stamping
- Conventional machining