Frequently Asked Questions
What is Molybdenum?back to top
Molybdenum, commonly referred to as moly, is an element with the symbol Mo. It has the sixth highest melting point of any element. It readily forms hard, stable carbides, and for this reason it is often used in high-strength steel alloys. Molybdenum does not occur as a free metal on Earth, but rather in various oxidation states in minerals. Industrially, molybdenum compounds are used in high pressure and high-temperature applications, as pigments and catalysts.
Most of the material we work with at F&A is pure moly and an alloy, TZM (titanium zirconium molybdenum), which is harder than standard moly.
What industries use moly?back to top
Since moly is resistant to harsh chemicals and can withstand extreme environments it is used in the semiconductor industry to make parts for metalorganic chemical vapour deposition (MOCVD) reactors and other wafer growth systems in various industries. Due to its high stability and very low thermal expansion moly is used to make heating elements and mechanical components for high heat vacuum furnaces, jet engine parts for the aerospace industry, and components of laser diode and x-ray systems. It is also used in the construction of nuclear reactors for the Navy and civilian use.
What file types do we accept?back to top
F&A can accept nearly any file type. We use PTC's Pro|Engineer which allows us to view and edit just about any 3D or 2D CAD files. We also accept just about any image or document file type including, but not limited to, .PDF, .DOC, .JPG, .GIF, .BMP, etc. If you have any further questions visit our contact page to find out how to get in touch with us.
What do we stock?back to top
We keep a wide variety of moly and TZM stock on hand which allows us to begin production of your part as quickly as possible. We have round stock in many sizes up to 1 3/4 inch and plate up to 1/2 inch. If you require material we do not have in stock we work with many top suppliers and can get the necessary material quickly.
How can I request a quote?back to top
The fastest way to request a quote is to use the "Request a Quote" button at the top right of all pages on our website. You can also email us at info@FandAMachineCo.com, call us at (732)356-5777, send us a fax to (732)356-4102, or feel free to walk in. Check our "Contact Us" page in the top navigation bar for a map and address.