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Inconel

Syllabification: In·co·nel
Pronunciation: /ˈiNGkəˌnel
 
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Definition of Inconel in English:

noun

trademark
An alloy of nickel containing chromium and iron, resistant to corrosion at high temperatures.
Example sentences
  • Materials include all varieties of 300-series stainless steel, titanium, Inconel, and other alloys.
  • Clad steels can have as the cladding material chromium steel in the 12-15% range, stainless steels primarily of the 18/8 and 25/12 analysis, nickel base alloys such as Monel and Inconel, copper-nickel, and copper.
  • This includes joining hard-to-weld and exotic materials such as the stainless steels, aluminum, magnesium, copper, beryllium copper, Hastelloy, Inconel, Invar and Kovar, especially in very thin cross sections.

Origin

1930s: apparently from I(nternational) N(ickel) Co(mpany), on the pattern of nickel.

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