Abstract

FANSTEEL 80 METAL is a columbium-base alloy containing nominally 1% zirconium. It is produced by electron-beam melting which gives it exceptionally high interstitial purity. It is several times stronger than pure columbium at elevated temperature; and this is without sacrificing the ease of fabrication associated with columbium. Fansteel 80 Metal can be fabricated easily at room temperature and high-quality ductile welds are possible. Its applications include nuclear, liquid metal loops and structures for high-temperature environments. This datasheet provides information on composition, physical properties, elasticity, and tensile properties as well as fracture toughness. It also includes information on corrosion resistance as well as forming, heat treating, machining, joining, and surface treatment. Filing Code: Cb-10. Producer or source: Fansteel Metallurgical Corporation. Originally published August 1966, revised November 1981.

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