Cobalt alloy is a non-magnetic alloy which contains a variety of different metal components. The main two elements found are cobalt and chromium. It has been around since the 1900s and can be used as a substitute for traditional metal cutlery. Let’s take a deeper look at what exactly the product is and what its benefits are.
Simply put, cobalt alloy is used to cope with extreme wear and tear. By introducing a variety of other components, it can be specifically molded for a particular use. The different varieties of the alloy can take in an array of different elements such as nickel, iron, carbon, magnesium, sulfur, silicon and titanium. The material is commonly used in environments with temperatures ranging from 600 to 1112°F.
The main benefits of cobalt alloys are the wear resistance and the strength of the material. It also has the ability to work under extreme temperatures. Because of its durability though, it is an expensive alloy. Due to its cost, it is imperative that it is forged as perfectly as possible. This is to avoid having to spend any more time and money on fixing the imperfections. As a result, though, it is nearly impervious to damage. In fact, the only way to manipulate cobalt alloys is by grinding.
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