Inconel is a good example of a high performance metal specifically formulated for some of the most rigorous applications. Inconel is often less familiar than steel or aluminum because it is generally more expensive and less used. This article will provide some basics about Inconel and provide answers to some common questions about this unique metal.
Because it is a group of superalloys rather than just one superalloy, its chemical composition varies from alloy type to alloy type. However, all the alloys in the inco series are nickel-based alloys. In addition, chromium is usually the second most abundant element in the chemical composition of it. Almost every nickel alloy contains some amount of iron, almost always more than 1%. Other elements found in certain alloys include: