The term “superalloy” (aka high performance alloy) was first used after World War II to describe a group of alloys developed to withstand the high temperatures of aircraft turbine engines and turbo-superchargers. In the decades following the war, advances in the processing of superalloys greatly expanded their range of application.
Today’s versatile superalloys have several key characteristics in common: superior mechanical strength, creep resistance at elevated temperatures, good surface stability and corrosion and oxidation resistance.
Superalloys typically have an alloying base of nickel, iron, or cobalt, and are alloyed with other elements in lesser amounts (such as chromium, manganese, silicon, molybdenum, titanium, tungsten and cobalt).
Confluent Maine has an unparalleled ability to drill high depth-to-ID holes with excellent concentricity, even in the most challenging of superalloys.
We are also pleased to partner with R&D engineers who wish to explore the machining characteristics of new alloys under development. Contact us about your project.