What is Stellite material?

What is Stellite material?

Stellite alloys are a group of cobalt-chromium ‘super-alloys’ consisting of complex carbides in an alloy matrix predominantly designed for high wear resistance and superior chemical and corrosion performance in hostile environments.

What are the properties of Stellite?

The Stellite alloys retain their properties at high temperatures where they also have excellent oxidation resistance. They are typically used in the temperature range 315 – 600° C (600 – 1112° F). They can be finished to exceptional levels of surface finish with a low coefficient of friction to give good sliding wear.

What is the difference between Stellite 6 and Stellite 21?

Stellite-6 clad-layer was found to be slightly harder than Stellite-21 clad-layer near the top surface. Wear resistance of Stellite-21found to be marginally higher than that of Stellite-6 due to lower coefficient of friction. However, Stellite-21layer was found to be more corrosion resistant.

Can you machine Stellite?

Machining Stellite Stellite alloys are difficult to machine and tend to have extremely high melting points due to the cobalt and chromium content. Typically, Stellite machining is completed by grinding, as opposed to cutting and parts are precisely cast to require minimal machining.

Is Stellite brittle?

Stellite 6B offers both. An extensive hot forging process transforms brittle ingot into the tough, wear-resistant Stellite 6B. Don’t let the hardness range of 33-43RC fool you, the surface of this material goes through an extensive transformation that provides unmatched wear resistance for such a tough material.

How is Stelliting done?

Stellite alloys are difficult to process, and because of the cobalt and chromium content, they appear to have exceptionally high melting points. Stellite welding is usually done by grinding, as opposed to cutting, and sections are cast precisely to allow minimal machining.

What is Stellite™6b?

Stellite™6B combines wear and corrosion resistance with good impact strength and resistance to thermal shock. The toughness of the wrought alloy depicted by its charpy impact energy goes up almost fourfold compared to the cast version. Resist Heat and Oxidation

What are the different types of Stellite™ alloys?

Stellite™ alloys are available in many different grades (chemical compositions) and several different processes or methods of manufacture. These different processes include casting, powder metal, hardfaced deposit, and wrought. For wrought grades Stellite ™ 6B and Stellite™ 6K, the wrought or hot forging method of production leads to

Who is Kennametal Stellite?

Plate, Sheet, and Bar Kennametal Stellite is a global provider of solutions for wear, heat, and corrosion problems, and is a world-class manufacturer of cobalt- and nickel-based materials and components.

Does Stellite corrode in sea water?

Corrosion Resistance The typical electrode potential in sea water at room temperature is -0.25V (SCE). Like stainless steels, Stellite® 6 corrodes primarily by a pitting mechanism and not by general mass loss in seawater and chloride solutions. Its mass loss in sea water is below 0.05mm per year at 22˚C.