Alloying Elements

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Alloying Elements

Alloying elements are added to the base metal to modify its properties.

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Transition metals

  • Transition metals are added to enhance strength, hardness, and corrosion resistance.
  • Transition metals include elements like chromium, nickel, molybdenum, and tungsten.
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Non-metallic elements

  • Non-metallic elements can be added to improve hardness, wear resistance, and heat treatment response.
  • Non-metallic elements include elements like carbon, nitrogen, and boron.
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Precious metals

  • Precious metals can be alloyed with other metals to create alloys with unique properties.
  • Precious metals include elements like gold, silver, and platinum.

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