At Magellan Metals, we are your direct Inconel® metal supplier. Our high-grade Inconel® nickel alloys can be ordered as a single item or offer a full bill of material for most any project. With a higher melting point than Hastelloy®, our Inconel® nickel alloys are ideal for high-temperature applications across a variety of industries. We provide custom work, short lead times, and quick delivery for all types of large or small quantities of Inconel® shapes including tube, pipe, wire, sheet, and plate. We are also ISO Certified and provide advanced design expertise for all your Inconel® alloy needs.
For more information regarding our suite of Inconel® nickel-chromium alloy metals including Inconel 600®, 601®, 617®, 625®, 718®, and x-750®, contact our sales staff or request a quote today. Magellan Metals is your trusted source for premium Inconel® nickel-chromium materials.
What is Inconel?
Inconel® is a nickel-chromium alloy that is classified as a superalloy because of its high-performance qualities and resistance to corrosion and oxidation. It performs well in both low and high temperature applications where other materials such as steel and aluminum would fail, and is also resistance to pitting, corrosion cracking and crevice.
Magellan Metals is a premium supplier of Inconel® nickel alloys. These high-grade superalloys are available in a wide range of formats including wire, plate, sheet, pipe fittings, bar, flanges, and more. View the individual product pages below for more information about the chemical analysis, available formats, and applications for each grade of Inconel® nickel alloy.
High-Grade Nickel Alloys
- Inconel 600®- features superior strength and can be easily formed. It can also be hardened and strengthened through cold work.
- Inconel 601®- has high strength and good workability with excellent metallurgical stability and a high resistance to carburization.
- Inconel 617®- highly resistant to oxidation and carburization. Nickel alloy Inconel 617® can be easily fabricated.
- Inconel 625®- is a nonmagnetic, corrosion and oxidation resistant, nickel-base alloy. It has high strength and toughness in the temperature range cryogenic to 2000°F (1093°C)
- Inconel 718®- is a precipitation hardened nickel-based alloy designed to display exceptionally high yield, tensile and creep-rupture properties at temperatures up to 1300°F (704°C).
- Inconel X-750®- a nickel-chromium alloy used for its corrosion and oxidation resistance and high strength at temperatures up to 1300º F.
Inconel® Nickel-Chromium Superalloy AdvantagesInconel® metal is commonly utilized in harsh environments where extreme heat and corrosion resistance is necessary for the success of the part or component. Inconel® provides the following beneficial qualities:
- Excellent fatigue strength
- Outstanding corrosion resistance
- Good resistance to acids
- High temperature resistance
- Excellent high and low temperature mechanical properties
- Good resistance to high temperature oxidation
High-Temperature Inconel® Metal Alloy ApplicationsInconel® provides corrosion-resistant properties and excellent fatigue strength for demanding industrial applications. They can be used by the aircraft, marine, chemical processing industries, but their chemical composition and high temperature resistance make each of these nickel alloys ideal for custom applications that are generally needed for the following industries:
- Power generation
- Nuclear reactors
- Gas turbines
- Pressure vessels
What is the Difference Between Inconel® & Hastelloy®?Both Hastelloy® and Inconel® are superalloys that provide high corrosion resistance, high melting points and exceptional durability. They cost more than stainless steel but because of their reliable performance in harsh environments, nickel alloys are preferred for demanding applications such as geothermal., nuclear, aerospace, and others.
Chemical Properties of Inconel® vs. Hastelloy® Nickel AlloysInconel® is a nickel-chromium alloy that forms a passivating oxide layer when it is heated, making it resistant to corrosion, as well as pressure and oxidation. Inconel’s chemical composition also gives it superior resistance to sodium chloride at a wide range of temperatures, making it an ideal choice for marine applications or those involving constant exposure to salt and saltwater. Additionally, Inconel® alloys can be exposed to extreme heat without losing much tensile strength, making it a popular metal for heat treating applications.
Depending on the grade, Hastelloy® is a nickel-molybdenum or nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy that performs well at high temperatures and is easily fabricated and formed, making it suitable for either cold working or welding applications. Because it works well in highly corrosive environments and resists oxidation, Hastelloy® is commonly used for chemical processing applications.