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 (e,g. glass melting electrodes, semi-conductor equipment, welding electrodes, medical apparatus, lamp components, heating coils, filaments, etc.). Molybdenum exhibits good strength at elevated temperatures making moly useful in applications such as furnace components, aerospace applications (e.g. re-entry shields) etc. And moly's good thermal and electrical conductivity and low coefficient of expansion makes it a useful metal in electrical contacts, semi-conductor equipment, glass-to-metal seals, etc.
Ed Fagan Inc. stocks Molybdenum in rod, sheet, plate, coil and strip, and threaded rod and nuts, and can cut, slit or centerless grind these to your specifications. If you require another type of refractory metal or alloy, please call 800-348-6268, and one of or material experts can help you with your request.