Alloy Geek Alloy CMSX-3 Standard

Your Analysis Type: X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF)
Pedigree: Certified Reference Material (includes certified chemical analysis)
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Alloy Geek CMSX-3 Standard

Alloy CMSX-3, a member of the renowned superalloy family, stands as a pinnacle of high-temperature material engineering. Engineered to thrive in the most extreme conditions, this alloy boasts a unique chemical composition and a remarkable set of properties that set it apart in the world of high-performance alloys.

Chemical Composition Range of CMSX-3:

  • Nickel (Ni): Approximately 55.0%
  • Cobalt (Co): Approximately 8.0%
  • Chromium (Cr): Approximately 5.0%
  • Tungsten (W): Approximately 6.0%
  • Aluminum (Al): Approximately 5.5%
  • Titanium (Ti): Approximately 1.5%
  • Rhenium (Re): Approximately 3.0%
  • Other Elements: Traces of other elements, such as tantalum and hafnium, may be present.

Key Properties:

  1. High-Temperature Strength: CMSX-3 exhibits remarkable strength and stability at elevated temperatures, making it ideal for applications in the aerospace and gas turbine industries.

  2. Oxidation Resistance: This alloy possesses excellent resistance to oxidation at extreme temperatures, ensuring long-term durability and performance in demanding environments.

  3. Creep Resistance: CMSX-3 showcases exceptional resistance to creep deformation, maintaining structural integrity even under prolonged stress conditions.

  4. Corrosion Resistance: It offers good corrosion resistance, contributing to its reliability in aggressive operating environments.

  5. Precision Casting: CMSX-3 is highly suitable for precision investment casting, enabling the production of complex and precise components.

Other Names:

  • CMSX-3 is known by various trade names, including CMSX-3®.

Unique Features: CMSX-3 belongs to the CMSX family of superalloys, known for their exceptional high-temperature properties and resistance to creep and oxidation. What sets CMSX-3 apart from CMSX-2 is primarily its chemical composition. CMSX-3 contains slightly higher levels of nickel and lower levels of tungsten and chromium compared to CMSX-2. This composition provides CMSX-3 with excellent high-temperature strength while maintaining good oxidation and corrosion resistance. CMSX-3 is chosen for applications where a balance between high-temperature performance and environmental resistance is required. While CMSX-2 offers superior strength due to its higher tungsten and chromium content, CMSX-3's specific composition makes it uniquely suited for applications where a slightly different alloy balance is needed, making it a versatile choice in demanding industries.

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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