VDM® Alloy 36 (1.3912/K93600)

VDM® Alloy 36 is an austenitic binary iron-nickel alloy with a particularly low coefficient of expansion. Control of carbon and manganese contents as well as impurities is important.

Characteristics of VDM® Alloy 36

VDM® Alloy 36 (1.3912/K93600) is ferromagnetic at temperatures below the Curie temperature and non-magnetic at temperatures above. Cold deformation reduces the thermal expansion. A 3-step ageing treatment stabilizes the coefficient of expansion within a selected temperature range.

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Applications of VDM® Alloy 36

Typical applications are:

  • Manufacturing, storage and transport of liquefied gases
  • Components for OLED screens
  • Measuring and control devices for temperatures below 200 °C (392 °F), e.g. for thermostats
  • Bushings for screw or rivet joints between various metals
  • Bi-metal components and thermostatic bi-metals, where VDM® Alloy 36 is the passive component
  • Forms for the production of carbon-fiber reinforced plastic (CFP), especially for the aerospace industry
  • Frameworks for electronic control units in satellites and space travel down to -200 °C (-328 °F)
  • Support elements for electro-magnetic lenses in laser control units
  • Pendulum
  • Components for the automotive industry
  • Overhead power lines in an alloyed, age-hardenable variant
  • Transport of liquefied hydrogen
  • High voltage cables

Available product forms

You will find a detailed list about available product forms and sizes of VDM® Alloy 36 (1.3912/K93600) in our data sheet.

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