Alloy Geek Mar M 246 Standard
Mar M 246, a distinguished member of the Mar M superalloy family, represents a pinnacle of high-temperature material engineering. Engineered to excel in the most demanding and extreme conditions, Mar M 246 boasts a unique chemical composition and an impressive array of properties that set it apart in the realm of high-performance alloys.
Chemical Composition of Mar M 246:
- Nickel (Ni): 51.0% - 56.0%
- Cobalt (Co): 13.0% - 16.0%
- Chromium (Cr): 15.0% - 17.0%
- Molybdenum (Mo): 4.0% - 6.0%
- Iron (Fe): 5.0% max
- Titanium (Ti): 0.4% - 0.7%
- Aluminum (Al): 0.1% - 0.3%
- Zirconium (Zr): 0.06% - 0.12%
- Carbon (C): 0.03% max
- Boron (B): 0.003% - 0.006%
- Yttrium (Y): 0.02% - 0.15%
Exceptional High-Temperature Strength: Mar M 246 is engineered to retain remarkable mechanical properties even in the most extreme temperature environments, making it an exceptional choice for aerospace and industrial applications operating at temperatures up to 2200°F (1200°C).
Outstanding Oxidation and Corrosion Resistance: With its elevated chromium content, this alloy exhibits superior resistance to oxidation and corrosion, ensuring extended service life in highly aggressive, high-stress settings.
Excellent Fatigue Resistance: Mar M 246 demonstrates exceptional fatigue resistance, making it well-suited for components exposed to cyclic loading conditions, such as those found in gas turbines and jet engines.
Precipitation-Hardening Capability: This alloy can undergo precipitation hardening, allowing for the fine-tuning of mechanical properties to meet specific application requirements.
Other Names for Mar M 246:
- Alloy M 246: Widely recognized in aerospace and engineering industries.
Unique Qualities of Mar M 246: What sets Mar M 246 apart from its counterparts within the Mar M family is its remarkable balance between high-temperature strength, oxidation and corrosion resistance, and fatigue resistance. This unique combination of properties makes it an invaluable material for the most demanding environments, where precision, reliability, and longevity are non-negotiable.
In applications ranging from advanced aerospace technologies to industrial furnace components, Mar M 246 plays a pivotal role in the fabrication of critical parts that must endure extreme temperatures and oxidative conditions. Its ability to maintain structural integrity under such arduous circumstances positions it as a material of choice for those seeking uncompromised performance.
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