Goodfellow offers a custom alloy service to researchers and design engineers seeking performance characteristics not available from standard alloys.
Custom alloys have been produced with gold, silver, palladium, platinum, copper and/or nickel as major constituents, with other elements sometimes added to create unusual alloys and alloys that contain challenging combinations. Such alloys are usually vacuum-cast and made by combining a number of different master alloys.
Goodfellow can also provide a limited range of items produced through mechanical alloying, a process similar to metal powder processing. An example would be an alloy, in powder form, of iron with aluminium oxide: (Fe98.1%/Mn1.8%/C0.1%) 98wt% / Al2O3 2wt%.
Custom alloys are generally available as foil, wire and sheet, although other forms can be considered. Quantities from 50 to 100g are typical.
For more information about custom alloys, call 0800 731 4653 (UK) or +44 (0) 1480 424 800, or email [email protected]