The highest heat resistant material
When it comes to materials that withstand high temperatures, there are several choices. Choosing the right one for your application can be challenging, however.
The highest melting point for a material is the first place to start when identifying a good candidate. The next is to consider how the metal will be used.
For example, a car engine needs to be able to endure the intense temperatures of an engine combustion chamber. Similarly, gas turbines in power plants need to resist the extreme temperatures they encounter during operation.
If you need a material that can withstand these extreme temperatures, the best option is a metal alloy. These alloys have a high melting point and can be formed into shapes without losing their structural integrity.
Some of the best alloys on the market include nickel, iron and titanium based alloys with a base metal like zinc or beryllium to boost their resistance. In addition, these alloys offer good creep resistance and high strength.
Carbon is another top choice for a material that can withstand the highest temperatures. Its melting point is just under 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, making it a popular material in space.
Silicone offers high-temperature stability, but isn’t as tough as other high-strength compounds. It can also tear easily, so we have special compound grades that are designed to provide better tear resistance at higher temperatures.
ULTEM 1010 is a custom-engineered thermoplastic that delivers a combination of chemical, corrosion, and heat resistance plus stiffness and impact strength. It is available in transparent, opaque and glass-filled grades. It has broad applications in custom tools for metal or plastic parts fabrication, medical tools and temperature resistant dies.