Cobalt is useful in applications and industries that can utilize its magnetic properties, corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and its strength at elevated temperatures.
What can Cobalt Alloys be Used For?
Thanks to their excellent corrosion and heat resistant characteristics, cobalt alloys are used in a variety of applications, including aerospace, industrial, marine and medical. Also, as well as forming the basis of the cobalt-base alloys discussed in this article, cobalt is also an important ingredient in other materials:
- Paint pigments
- Nickel-base superalloys
- Cemented carbides and tool steels
Characteristics of Cobalt Alloys
Cobalt has many characteristics including stress and corrosion resistance at high temperatures, other uses of Cobalt Alloys include:
- Super alloys for the aerospace industry
- Industrial gas turbines
- Pigment in commercial and industrial ceramics and glass
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