Special Metals for Unique Applications
In some instances, the use of a highly specific material may be prescribed, even if a technically suitable substitute is readily available. Locating rare or hard-to-source materials can pose a significant challenge. This can be the case, for example, in reverse engineering where part qualification and acceptance can depend on using the same exact material as the original part.
Belden uses a wide selection of materials for custom solutions - delivering increased strength, improved wear, corrosion resistance and other qualities:
AISI 303, 304, 316L, 416, 420, 17-4, 15-5 Stainless Steel
Aluminum, Bronze & Brass Alloys
Suplex Stainless Steel (e.g. S32760)
Super Alloys such as Inconel
Titanium and others.
Click to read more on specialty stainless steel selection for universal joints.
Titanium not only offers the highest strength-to-weight ratio among metals but corrosion resistance as well. Due to these qualities, depending on size and functionality requirements, this material is often suitable for special applications.