Cobalt-chromium alloys offer attractive properties for specialized applications. To achieve the desired performance, the composition of these alloys can be adjusted as needed. Because they can be used in the investment casting process, parts made with cobalt-chromium alloys also offer the advantages of high-quality, near-net-shape casting. Cobalt-chromium alloys generally provide high resistance to wear, galling and corrosion and retain these properties at high temperatures. Their hardness, durability and lack of malleability make them excellent for cutting tools and similar applications in a wide variety of industries.