Alloy Geek Alloy 52 Standard
Alloy 52, also known as Nilo 52, is an exceptional material highly regarded for its precision engineering capabilities in demanding conditions. With a precisely defined chemical composition and an array of advantageous properties, Alloy 52 is the top choice for applications requiring resistance to thermal expansion and reliable performance in extreme environments.
Chemical Composition Range of Nilo 52:
- Nickel (Ni): 50.0% min
- Iron (Fe): 48.0% min
- Manganese (Mn): 0.6% max
- Silicon (Si): 0.3% max
- Carbon (C): 0.05% max
Thermal Expansion Control: Alloy 52 is renowned for its controlled thermal expansion characteristics, making it an ideal choice for applications requiring precision in extreme temperature variations, such as semiconductor manufacturing and aerospace.
Low Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (CTE): The alloy maintains its dimensional stability over a wide range of temperatures, ensuring minimal expansion or contraction, which is critical in applications like electronic packaging.
High Thermal Conductivity: Alloy 52 exhibits excellent thermal conductivity, enabling efficient heat transfer and dissipation, making it valuable in electronics and telecommunications.
Magnetic Properties: Alloy 52 is known for its low magnetic permeability, which is essential in applications where magnetic interference needs to be minimized.
Other Names for Alloy 52:
- Nilo 52: An alternate trade name often used for this alloy, emphasizing its nickel-iron composition.
- UNS N14052: UNS (Unified Numbering System) designation for Alloy 52, commonly used for standardization and identification.
XRF Samples are thinner samples approximately 1/4 inch thick. OES Standards are thicker in nature and are approximately 1 inch thick. Please Contact Us if you would like to know the specific dimensions of a sample.
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