Nickel alloys are a special class of metals containing high levels of nickel (often greater than 20%). They play a key role in industry for their unique combination of high strength, corrosion resistance to harsh acids (like hydrochloric and sulfuric) and high temperature stability. This two-part newsletter will help summarize the distinct benefits of the most common nickel alloys.
These two alloys are often confused as being almost the same, which is almost true. They are both nickel alloys and share many key characteristics. AL6XN and Alloy 20 are alike in that they each retain their strength to about 1000°F. In addition they both perform well, in salt water environments, providing excellent resistance to crevice and pitting corrosion as well as stress corrosion cracking. This is where their similarities actually end. In this brief newsletter, we’ll highlight key differences between AL6XN and Alloy 20, so you’ll know when to select one alloy over the other.
A lock nut resists loosening from vibrations and torque. Specialty material lock nuts offer the ideal solution to many extreme applications environments. They combine the unique properties of specialty materials, with the secure locking feature of a lock nut to prevent failures in the field. Continue reading
NASA has been designing rockets and manned space ships for over 50 years, but nothing like the innovation needed to build a light-speed, fighter spacecraft. At Extreme Bolt, we supply the aviation industry with a diversity of fasteners made from extreme materials. Though Star Wars is a fictitious story, it is fun to ponder how engineers could construct such advanced vehicles. This quick post will review the top three fastener materials that should be considered to a make fighter that could defeat the Death Star.