Cobalt-Base Alloys for Precision Castings

Apr 4, 2017

Cobalt-base alloys exhibit a range of properties and benefits that make it an excellent metal to use for a wide variety of precision castings. Cobalt (Co, atomic number 27) is a blue/silver, non-ferrous metal with a lustrous appearance. When combined with other metals, cobalt-base alloys perform well in harsh conditions. In addition to possessing excellent strength and toughness, cobalt-base alloys are corrosion and heat resistant, even at high temperatures. The crystallographic properties of cobalt and the nature of other components of the alloys create its desirable characteristic. When utilized in the investment casting process, cobalt-base alloys perform very well and produce excellent castings for demanding applications.