LEWISTON, MAINE – June 30, 2018
Elmet Technologies of Lewiston, Maine, is pleased to announce commercial release of its expanded line of ASTM TZM rod sizes, which have been designed to support high temperature commercial applications, such as X-ray targets, high temp furnace parts, injection molding tooling, and munition parts. TZM (titanium zirconium molybdenum) is made up of over 99% molybdenum alloyed with titanium and zirconium to provide high strength and creep resistance at high temperatures.
Elmet Technologies is the only fully integrated US producer of pure tungsten and molybdenum material. Our expanded range of TZM rods certified to ASTM requirements is produced in Lewiston, Maine where we start with producing and blending the powder, pressing and sintering the ingots and then swaging the material to finished size. Elmet has a state-of-the-art analytical lab to ensure that all lots meet ASTM properties. Elmet’s TZM rod is the only US produced and swaged rod of its type and our current capabilities include meeting all ASTM properties up to .625” in diameter with larger sizes available. Elmet supports high volume customers as well as stocking 3/8”, 1/2” and 5/8” TZM rods for those in need of immediate shipment.
Features of Elmet’s TZM Rod:
- Standard sizes include 3/8”, 1/2”, 5/8” diameter rod
- Standard rod sizes meet all ASTM chemistry and mechanical properties
- Elmet is the only US based producer of swaged TZM rod
- Others sizes available. Call to discuss.
Please contact Elmet to learn more about our US produced tungsten and molybdenum based materials and capabilities. www.elmettechnologies.com
Established in 1929, Elmet Technologies LLC is a 100% US owned and operated, fully integrated primary manufacturer of molybdenum, tungsten products and alloys. Elmet was formerly Royal Philips’ US tungsten/molybdenum production facility. At our 220,000 square foot plant in Lewiston, Maine USA, Elmet’s manufacturing begins with molybdenum and tungsten chemical precursors which are reduced in-house to pure metal powders. We have a chemical plant and large capacity powder reduction furnaces. We utilize state-of-the-art powder metallurgy processes to dope (if required), press, sinter, roll, and swage the powder to fully dense mill products. We are the only US based molybdenum and tungsten manufacturer that produces flat, long, and round mill products under one roof. We also make plate, sheet, and foil flat rolled products plus rod and wire. We have industry leading machining, fabrication, and assembly capabilities. Our lathes, vertical machining centers, wire EDMs and other equipment have large work envelopes to manufacture with the precision required by our markets. These include products for aerospace, automotive, thin-film coating, crystal growth, defense, high-temperature furnace, sapphire growth, electronics, energy, LED, lighting, semiconductor, flat panel display (FPD), medical imaging, and many other industries. All processing takes place at our Maine facility under supervision of our experienced engineering team. We employ over 150 professionals including 15 engineers and metallurgists. Our well-equipped, on-site laboratory supports both production and R&D activities. We are a specialty metals business with over 85 years of molybdenum and tungsten production experience. Elmet is ITAR registered and our quality systems are ISO 9001 and AS9100 certified. www.elmettechnologies.com