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Molybdenum

Molybdenum is a refractory metal that is very useful in many industrial processes and applications that would not be possible with many of the more common metals and alloys. Refractory metals and alloys are extraordinarily resistant to heat and have unique physical properties.

Because of these properties Molybdenum is useful in many high temperature applications where high melting points are required. Molybdenum also exhibits good strength at elevated temperatures making moly useful in furnace, aerospace, and similar applications. And Molybdenum's good thermal and electrical conductivity and low coefficient of expansion make it a useful metal in electronic/electrical and glass-to-metal sealing applications.

Molybdenum also has nuclear energy applications, and is employed as a catalyst in the petroleum refining industry. Molybdenum is also an essential trace element in plant nutrition, and Molybdenum sulfide is useful as a lubricant, especially at high temperatures where oils would decompose.

Molybdenum Products

Ed Fagan Inc. stocks Molybdenum in a variety of forms and dimensions. Below are most of the standard stock form/sizes. If you do not see the size or form of Molybdenum that you require, please call one of our materials experts; our sales people are very knowledgeable and can assist you. We can cut, slit, shear, or center less grind Molybdenum to your exact specifications, and we also have tremendous versatility when it comes to custom sizes, packages, and unusual materials.

If you are looking for our Molybdenum products specifically for the Vacuum Furnace and Heat Treating industry, you'll find it here on our Vacuum Furnace Molybdenum Components Stocking Program page.

 

Molybdenum Rod -- Centerless Ground

Molybdenum Rod Diameter

Molybdenum Rod Diameter

.040” Molybdenum Rod

.1875” Molybdenum Rod

.045” Molybdenum Rod

.250” Molybdenum Rod

.050” Molybdenum Rod

.3125” Molybdenum Rod

.060” Molybdenum Rod

.375” Molybdenum Rod

.0625" Molybdenum Rod

.4375” Molybdenum Rod

.065” Molybdenum Rod

.500” Molybdenum Rod

.070” Molybdenum Rod

.625” Molybdenum Rod

.075” Molybdenum Rod

.750” Molybdenum Rod

.080” Molybdenum Rod

.875” Molybdenum Rod

.090” Molybdenum Rod

1.000” Molybdenum Rod

.100” Molybdenum Rod

1.025” Molybdenum Rod

.115” Molybdenum Rod

1.250” Molybdenum Rod

.125” Molybdenum Rod

1.500” Molybdenum Rod

.150” Molybdenum Rod

1.750” Molybdenum Rod

.156” Molybdenum Rod

2.000” Molybdenum Rod

.175” Molybdenum Rod

 


Molybdenum Rod -- Clean and Straight

Molybdenum Rod Diameter

Molybdenum Rod Diameter

.125” Molybdenum Rod

.100” Molybdenum Rod

.1875” Molybdenum Rod

1.250” Molybdenum Rod

.250” Molybdenum Rod

1.250” Molybdenum Rod

.3125” Molybdenum Rod

1.375” Molybdenum Rod

.375" Molybdenum Rod

1.500” Molybdenum Rod

.500” Molybdenum Rod

.500” Molybdenum Rod

.750” Molybdenum Rod

2.000” Molybdenum Rod

.075” Molybdenum Rod

 


Molybdenum Sheet -- Deep Draw Quality

Molybdenum Sheet Thickness

Molybdenum Sheet Thickness

.005” Molybdenum Sheet

.025” Molybdenum Sheet

.007” Molybdenum Sheet

.030” Molybdenum Sheet

.010” Molybdenum Sheet

.040” Molybdenum Sheet

.015” Molybdenum Sheet

.050” Molybdenum Sheet

.020" Molybdenum Sheet

.060” Molybdenum Sheet


Molybdenum Sheet -- Furnace Grade

Molybdenum Sheet Thickness

Molybdenum Sheet Thickness

.010” Molybdenum Sheet

.050” Molybdenum Sheet

.015” Molybdenum Sheet

.060” Molybdenum Sheet

.020” Molybdenum Sheet

.0625” Molybdenum Sheet

.025” Molybdenum Sheet

.080” Molybdenum Sheet

.030" Molybdenum Sheet

.090” Molybdenum Sheet

.040” Molybdenum Sheet

.125” Molybdenum Sheet


Molybdenum Plate

Molybdenum Plate Thickness

Molybdenum Plate Thickness

.187” Molybdenum Plate

.500” Molybdenum Plate

.250” Molybdenum Plate

.625” Molybdenum Plate

.3125” Molybdenum Plate

.750” Molybdenum Plate

.375” Molybdenum Plate

1.000” Molybdenum Plate

.4375 Molybdenum Plate

 

 

Applications - Rod, Sheet, Plate

In the missile industry Molybdenum is used for: nose cones, high temperature structural parts, nozzles, leading edges of control surfaces, support vanes, re-entry cones, and heat radiation shields.

In electronics Molybdenum is used for: cathodes, magnetron end hats, x-ray tube components, filaments, and glass-to-metal seals.

In high temperature applications Molybdenum is used for: furnace windings, structural furnace members, and containers for components exposed to high temperatures.

 

Molybdenum Precision Cut Wire

Molybdenum Wire Diameter

0.001” to 0.125" Molybdenum Wire - cut to required length

Molybdenum Precision Cut Wire available to your tolerance, concentricity, and straightness requirements. Please call 800-348-6268 to speak with a materials expert regarding cutting wire to your specifications.

Tungsten Precision Cut Wire also available

 

Applications - Precision Cut Wire

Molybdenum wire is widely used in the construction of power tube grids and support structures that also require high temperature strength, low vapor pressure and low thermal expansion. Molybdenum wire (and rod) is also used in high temperature vacuum and hydrogen atmosphere furnaces to form resistance heating elements. Molybdenum wire may also be used as a heat sink and support for Tungsten lamp filaments in lighting applications.

Molybdenum Threaded Rods and Nuts

Ed Fagan Inc. stocks Molybdenum threaded rods and nuts in a variety of size. Please call 800-348-6268 to place an order or to speak with a materials expert..

 

 

Molybdenum Properties

 

Molybdenum Physical Properties

Density

lb/in3

0.369

 

gm/cm3

10.30

Melting Point

°F

4760

 

°C

2625

Thermal Conductivity

Cal/cm2/cm°C/sec

0.35

Specific Heat

Cal/gm/°C

0.061

Coefficient of Linear Thermal Expansion

micro-in/°F x 10-6

4.90

 

micro-in/°C x 10-6

2.70

Electrical Resistivity

micro-ohm-cm

5.17

Recrystalization Temp.

°C

1100


 

Molybdenum Mechanical Properties

Tensile Strength

KSI (Mpa)-RT

150 (1035)

 

KSI (Mpa)-500°C

75 (515)

 

KSI (Mpa)-1000°C

25 (175)

Elongation

% in 1.0".

--

Hardness

DPH

230

Modules of Elasticity

KSI

45000

 

Gpa

310


Molybdenum Chemistry

Minimum % 99.95


 

Molybdenum Specifications

ASTM B 386 TYPE 361

ASTM B 387 TYPE 361

 

ED FAGAN INC. supplies the highest quality special purpose metals and alloys for Aerospace/Aviation, Defense, Electronics, Magnetic, Medical, Lighting, Optical, Telecommunications, Ceramics, Heat Treating, and other high-technology industries.

Refractory Metals and Alloys

Ed Fagan Inc. stocks a variety of refractory metals and alloys for a wide range of applications. EFI carries:
Molybdenum
Vacuum Furnace Molybdenum
TZM Molybdenum
Tungsten
Tungsten Alloy
Tantalum
Niobium
Rhenium

And we also have a large selection of other types of specialty metals and alloys for high technology applications, including:
Controlled Expansion Alloys
Electrical/Electronic Nickel
Soft Magnetic Alloys
Hard to Find Materials