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Properties, Production, and Applications of Molybdenum Iron

A ferro alloy composed of molybdenum and iron, usually containing50%~60%molybdenum, is used as an alloy additive in steelmaking. Ferro Molybdenum is an alloy of molybdenum and iron. Its main use is as an additive of molybdenum element in steelmaking. The addition of molybdenum to steel can make the steel have a uniform fine crystal structure, and improve the hardenability of the steel, which is conducive to eliminating temper brittleness. In high-speed steel, molybdenum can replace part of tungsten. Molybdenum, together with other alloy elements, is widely used in the production of stainless steel, heat-resistant steel, acid-resistant steel, tool steel, and alloys with special physical properties. Adding molybdenum to cast iron can increase its strength and wear resistance.

Properties of ferro molybdenum 

Molybdenum iron is a non-crystalline metal additive in the production process, it has several excellent characteristics that can be transferred to the new alloy. One of the main benefits of molybdenum iron alloy is its hardening performance, which makes the steel very weldable. Molybdenum iron is one of the 5 high-melting-point metals in China. In addition, increasing the alloy of molybdenum iron can improve the corrosion resistance.The characteristics of molybdenum ironmake it a protective film on other metals, suitable for various products.

Production of ferro molybdenum 

Most of the global molybdenum iron is supplied by China, the United States, Russia and Chile. Thebasic definition of molybdenum iron production processis to first mine molybdenum and then enter molybdenum (VI) oxideMoO3transformation, becoming a mixed oxide with iron, alumina, and then reduced in an aluminum thermal reaction. The molybdenum iron is then purified by electron beam melting, or the product can be packaged as it is. Generally, molybdenum iron alloy is produced by fine powder, and molybdenum iron is usually shipped in bags or shipping steel drums.

Uses of ferro molybdenum 

The biggest application of ferro molybdenum ironis the production of iron alloys based on different molybdenum content and range, which is suitable for machine tools and equipment, military equipment, oil pipeline refining plants, load-bearing components and rotational exercises. In addition, molybdenum iron is used in cars, trucks, locomotives, ships, etc. Molybdenum iron is also used in stainless steel and heat-resistant alloys for synthetic fuel and chemical plants, heat exchangers, generators, refining equipment, pumps, turbine tubes, ship propellers, steel storage containers for acids. Tool steel has a high proportion of molybdenum iron range and is used for high-speed machining parts, cold working tools, drills, screwdrivers, molds, chisels, heavy castings, spheres and rolling mills, rolling mill rolls, cylinder blocks, piston ring drills.

The improvement of the situation was seen from the beginning of World War II to the end of World War II. Today, the market is still stable, with significant declines in prices when Chile enters the market, and the production of molybdenum iron and other alloys continues to expand. Another historical factor affectingthe molybdenum ironmarket is the former Soviet Union, whose mining and production single system was severely damaged due to the disintegration. In recent years, due to the increase in demand from China, prices have risen again.

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