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Vanadium

Hi-Tech Manufacturing, LLC -
Experts with Alloys Containing Vanadium

Hi-Tech Manufacturing and its subsidiary Global Contract Manufacturing (GCM) have the experience and expertise to fabricate components with vanadium steel and titanium.

Technical data

Vanadium occurs naturally, however the majority of vanadium used is produced as a by-product during oil and mineral operations. It is largely used in steel alloys, and is also used in titanium alloys. The vanadium content in steel alloys can range from 0.03% to > 4%, depending on the application. High-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steels typically contain <0.15% vanadium and up to 0.20% and account for the greatest use of vanadium. Alloys containing vanadium are used for components when exceptional strength, strength-to-weight ratios, toughness, high ductility, and resistance to corrosion, wear, shock, and vibration are required. A strength of 550 MPa is typical for HSLA grades. Vanadium steel is resistant to salt water, hydrochloric, and sulfuric acids. It also offers improved machinability and weldability, and high temperature and low neutron-absorbing properties. The alloys are suitable for use in pressure and non-pressure environments, at high temperatures, and can be used for machining, welding, and brazing processes.

Applications

Vanadium is used for the energy, aerospace, automotive, medical, and construction industries. Titanium alloys containing vanadium are used for high-speed airframes and jet engines. Chromium- vanadium steel alloys are used for ball and roller bearings. Examples of vanadium steel components include axles, crankshafts, gears, piston rods, connecting rods, automotive chassis, high-strength fasteners, tooling, and dies. Other applications include engine turbines, surgical instruments, joists and girders in construction, armour plating, pressure vessels, and in nuclear reactors.

Using alloys containing vanadium

We have the expertise and capabilities to fabricate and braze your components using alloys containing vanadium. Expertise and quality control are critical factors in the delivery of high-quality components for demanding environments and applications. Hi-Tech Manufacturing and Global Contract Manufacturing (GCM) are both ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified, with robust quality control processes in place for timely delivery of high-quality components fabricated using alloys
containing vanadium.

We work with alloys containing vanadium

A sample of the alloys containing vanadium we work with:

  • Grade 8620 (HSLA-V)
  • Grade 6150
  • Grade 4330V
  • Grade 5655A
  • Grade 616
  • Lescalloy BG 42

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