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Other Markets - Metals

The Firth Rixson Metals division is a high performing niche player within the global metals market, specializing in Cast and Wrought Superalloys. The major revenue streams include:

  • Manufacturing and Wrought (The supply of Billet, Bar, and Special Forged Products and Cobalt-Based Melting via VIM and ESR)
  • Cast Stick (Single VIM Melted product)
  • Medical (Rolled Bars to the Orthopaedic Replacement market)
  • FRTR (Flash Butt Welded Rings for the Aerospace market)
  • Hirework (Please see the Hirework market page)
  • Axles (From Billet to Machined Component)
  • Blading Bar (Servicing the Aerospace and Power Generation markets)
  • Distribution (Servicing Aerospace, Petrochemical, IGT and General Engineering markets)

Cast Stick

We supply from 2” to 9” Cast Stick for foundries in a wide range of alloys at our Firth Rixson Glossop facility.

Cast Stick is supplied to the following markets:

Subsection within market:

Product the Cast Stick is supplied for:

Aerospace

Aero-Engine

Blades
Vanes
Structural Components
Fuel Delivery

Power Generation

Gas Turbine

Blades
Vanes
Structural Components
Fuel Delivery

Transportation

Automotive

Turbine Wheels
Structural Components
Engine Components

Oil & Gas

Metal Supply

Pump Components

Chemical

Metal Supply

Pump Components

Medical

Orthopaedics

Orthopaedic Replacement



Wrought

Ingot and Billet for Re-forging:

Size Range

Market

FR Facility

Ingot Size ranging from 12” to 24”

Billet Sizes ranging from 10mm to 36”       

  • Oil and Gas
  • Power Generation
  • Aerospace
  • Ecclesfield and Glossop

Fully Heat Treated Bar for Machining and Closed Die Forging:


Forged Bar

Rolled Bar

Equipment

(Equipment includes 1000T, 1500T and 3000T Presses, GFM - SX16 and SX32)


(Equipment includes Hand Rolling Mills – 10”, 12” and 14”)



Shapes:

Round



40mm to 1000mm diameter



9mm to 100mm diameter

Square

30mm to 1000mm square

10mm to 77.8mm square

Flat

40mm to 500mm width

10mm to 60mm thickness

12.7mm to 170mm width

3.2mm to 63.5mm thickness

Hexagon

N/A

11mm to 77.8mm

Profiled Sections: 

We can supply Wedge Profiles, Tapered Bar, Ovals, Half Rounds and Profiles that are to customer specification and we have the capability to supply a wide range of Special Profiles in Commercial Alloy and Carbon Grades.

General size ranges include:

  • Round Profiles  - 12mm x 399mm diameter
  • Flat Profiles - 25mm wide x 4mm thick - 165mm wide x 46mm thick
  • Square Profiles - 12mm - 76mm square

Materials:

The Ecclesfield facility can supply wrought product in materials ranging from carbon Steel to Titanium.

Further information:

Please click here to read more about the Firth Rixson Ecclesfield site as well as see contact information.

Distribution

Our distribution warehouse has an inventory of more than 500 individual stock lines, helping to produce short Lead times from ‘off the shelf’ stock.

                               


Medical

Cobalt Chrome in both standard and high Carbon grades for both Forging products and Machined Bar for the Orthapeadic market.

Materials

Cobalt Chrome

Size Range

10mm – 102mm

FR Facility

Ecclesfield



Chemical Analysis

Approved GDMS for international standards

Firth Rixson Metals can provide accurate elemental analysis down to sub-ppm levels with their state-of-the-art UKAS approved Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS) analytical method. With this powerful technique, Firth Rixson Metals provides rapid quantitative analysis without the need for time consuming preparation or dissolution.

 

Equipment

Sample Type

Elements

Glow Discharge Mass Spectrometry (GDMS)

Solid Sample

B, Mg, S, Ca, Zn, Ga, As, Se, Zr, Ag, Cd, In, Sn, Sb, Te, Th, Pb, Bi

Also able to analyse for Na, K, Ge, Au, Hg, Th, U, Ce, La, Ba, Be, Br, I, Cl, F (not currently ISO17025 approved)

XRF

Solid Sample

Al, Ce, Co, Cu, Cr, Hf, Fe, Mn, Mo, Ni, Nb, P, Pt, Re, Si, Ta, Ti, W, V, Y, Zr

TC 600

Cubes/Turnings

Oxygen 0.1ppm – 0.1%

Nitrogen 0.1ppm – 0.5%

CS 600

Cubes/Turnings

Carbon 1ppm – 6.0%

Sulphur 1ppm – 0.4%

Contact:
GDMS Sales: gdms@firthrixson.com +44(0) 114 219 4156

Web: www.gdms-analysis.com