Alloy Metals Co. (AMC), based in California, is a distributor of a variety of alloy steel products. These products are made in the forms of plates, bars, and sheets. As a full-line alloy steel Distributor, AMC is a major and leading supplier for commercial as well as aerospace grade alloy Steel products as well as aluminum, nickel alloys, stainless steel, and titanium. We were founded in the year of 2014 and come with 30 years of experience in the aerospace industry.
Alloy Steel Products Supplier
This kind of product comes in a number of variations, so the exact kind of alloy being considered will make a difference in performance. Typically, these kinds of steels are categorized by high or low alloy content. Depending on the content and of what, they can react completely differently in construction and other scenarios. These subtle property differences can create large impacts in fields which are typically highly regulated such as that of aviation and of manufacturing. However, when comparing the properties of these alloys to products like aluminum, it may be noted that the ultimate tensile strengths, densities, and melting points are on entirely different playing fields. While these alloys may be heavier than aluminum and other metallic substances, their high strength properties as well as their strength against the impacts of high temperatures are all major bonuses for engineers designing the industries of aerospace and related fields.
This product is, as mentioned previously, typically classified by high or by low alloy content. When in a high content, there are a lot of elements used within them. Stainless steel is incredible popular in the higher alloyed versions of steel. Typically at least 12% of the material will be derived from chromium. These steel products are also typically available in austenitic, ferritic, or martensitic forms. The latter form is especially considered for cutlery use. The ferritic type can have between 12 and 27% chromium content, making them more useful for industrial equipment or even for construction of automobiles. The austenitic type therefore, with its high levels of carbon, manganese, nickel, and nitrogen are known for strengths that enable them to store liquids which may be corrosive or also to be used for equipment for chemical, mining, and pharmacy purposes. As for the low alloy versions, this steel contains only 1 to 5 percent of the alloys and have much different functions based on their strengths. Typically, manufacturers like these materials for flanges of large diameters because of the mechanical properties that come with them. Others might see them as useful for manufacturing studding outlets or forging seamless rolled rings.
Various Alloy Series
There are two groups of this alloy product that are produced all around the world. All of the elements utilized in this alloy provide different strengths. Aluminum is known for removing oxygen, sulfur, and even phosphorus from the steel. Bismuth is capable of improving the end product's machinability. Chromium is able to increase the resistance to wear resistance, improve hardness, and enhance toughness. Cobalt can increase product stability and it also encourages free graphite to form. Copper is capable of improving hardening and resistance to corrosion. Manganese increases the hardenability as well as ductility, the wear resistance, and its high-temperature strength. Molybdenum helps lower the carbon concentration and is able to add some room-temperature strength. Nickel, when added, improves strength, resistance to corrosion, and also resistance to oxidation. Silicon is able to increase the strength and the magnetism of the final product. Titanium improves the product's hardness as well as its strength. Tungsten enhances the alloy's hardness and strength too. Finally, vanadium increases toughness of the alloy, its strength, its ability to fight corrosion, and its resistance to shock.
At our company here at AMC, we sell a large variety of great quality products that are so often used in the production of a very wide range of parts. Most commonly, our products are used in aerospace design such as in a plane as according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and their recommendations for materials and their uses in aviation. The aircraft parts produced with our products often include structural components in addition to springs, machined parts, tie rods, control cables, and castings. The kinds of products that are available at AMC can be found within the AMS specification numbers of AMS 4330, AMS 4340, and even AMS 9310. For this alloy version in particular, we are able to offer numerous shapes and forms of our products based on each individual alloy's production and availability.