Inconel 600 – Composition, Properties and Applications of Inconel 600 Nickel-Chromium Alloy by Alloy Wire International

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Inconel 600 – Nickel-Chromium Alloy

Chemical Composition of Inconel 600

Typical Properties of Inconel 600

Properties of Supplied Materials and Heat Treated Materials

Relevant Standards

Equivalent Materials

Applications of Inconel 600


Alloy Wire International Ltd. is a U.K. wire manufacturer specialising in the production of high performance alloys, mainly Nickel Alloys, but including Cobalt and Titanium Alloys.

These alloys might be used in any environment that requires resistance to heat and corrosion but where the mechanical properties of the metal must be retained.

Inconel 600 – Nickel-Chromium Alloy

Inconel 600 is a Nickel-Chromium alloy with good resistance to oxidation and corrosion at high temperatures.

Chemical Composition of Inconel 600

The compositional range for Inconel 600 is provided in the table below.



Nickel (Ni)

72 % min

Chromium (Cr)

14 - 16 %

Iron (Fe)

6 – 10 %

Typical Properties of Inconel 600

Typical properties of Inconel 600 are covered in the following table.





8.47 g/cm3

0.306 lb/in3

Melting point

1413 °C


Co-Efficient of Expansion

13.3 µm/m.°C

7.4x10-6 in/in.°F
(70-212 °F)

Modulus of rigidity

75.6 kN/mm2

10965 ksi

Modulus of elasticity

206 kN/mm2

29878 ksi

Properties of Supplied Materials and Heat Treated Materials

Condition of Supply

Heat Treatment (After Forming)

Annealed/Spring Temper

Stress relive at 460°C (860°F) for 1hr and air cool.


Approx Tensile Strength

Approx Service Temp.


600-750 N/mm2

87-109 ksi

-200 to +330°C

-330 to +625°F

Spring Temper

900-1250 N/mm2

131-181 ksi

-200 to +330°C

-330 to +625°F

Note – In both cases slight magnetism may occur below -120°C (-184°F)

Relevant Standards

Inconel 600 is covered by the following standards:

         BS 3075 and BS 3076 NA 14

         AMS 5687

         ASTM B166

Equivalent Materials

Inconel 600 is the tradename of Special Metals Group of Companies and equivalent to:

         W.NR 2.4816

         UNS N06600

         AWS 010

Applications of Inconel 600

Inconel 600 typically finds application in:

         Furnace components

         Chemical processing

         Food processing and

         Nuclear engineering.


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Date Added: Apr 28, 2008 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
  1. N.T. Avhale N.T. Avhale India says:

    Our application is to use the plate for holding the shaking plate & pneumatic plate which shakes & push the material forward in shaker hearth furnace. We are using the MS material for this plate. The life of this plate is too short hence I am thinking to use INCOL 600 mat. due to 1. Heavy shock, 2. High temperature @800 der. cel.  3. Continuous use.

    Let me have your opinion.

    • Jl joshi Jl joshi India says:

      Hi. This is the good decision.
      I am J. L. Joshi (09825098348)

  2. parth patel parth patel India says:

    Is this Inconel 600 conductive material? Can we cut on EDM (electro discharge machining)?

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