One of the many advantages of metal spinning, beyond its quality and consistency, is its ability to form parts out of diverse materials. A variety of standard and exotic metals and alloys can be used, depending on the requirements of the industry and/or application.
For projects that require strength and resistance to environmental factors that other traditional metals can’t withstand, Hastelloy – considered an exotic metal – is often an admirable choice.
Hastelloy is a highly corrosion-resistant nickel alloy consisting of varying degrees of other elements, including, but not limited to chromium, iron, cobalt, copper, molybdenum, and manganese. There are 22 different types of Hastelloy alloys.
While there are over two dozen different types of Hastelloy alloys, each with different specific characteristic based on their element composition, Hastelloy is generally known as a high-performance alloy, or a “super alloy.”
It can withstand environments ranging from moderately corrosive to extremely corrosive, and works well in environments of high stress and corrosion. In these severe environments, Hastelloy can exceed some of the limitations of stainless steel.
Hastelloy also offers good fabrication characteristics, thermal stability, and is extremely resistant to acids such as sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid.
These attributes make it an ideal choice for harsh chemical processing and aerospace applications.
Metal Spinning and Hastelloy
Hastelloy is more expensive than common metals such as stainless steel, but it is a good choice for extremely corrosive, high-stress environments. It is a workable exotic alloy, and therefore responds well to metal spinning, producing strong, rigid, high-quality parts that will serve the most demanding applications.
Helander has the expertise to spin a range of parts using Hastelloy, producing superior products.