Molybdenum is the largest consumer of steel, mainly used in the production of alloy steel (about 43 per cent of total steel consumption), stainless steel (about 23 per cent), tool steel and high speed steel (about 8 per cent), cast iron and roll (about 6 per cent). Most of molybdenum is pressed into industrial molybdenum oxide and used directly in steel making or cast iron. Molybdenum as an alloying element of steel has the following advantages: improving the strength and toughness of steel; Improve the corrosion resistance of steel in acid and alkali solution and liquid metal; Improve the wear resistance of steel; Improve the harden ability, weld ability and heat resistance of steel. For example, stainless steel with molybdenum content of 4%-5% is often used in places with serious corrosion, such as Marine equipment and chemical equipment.
Molybdenum sheet/plate/foil is used to add other elements (such as titanium, zirconium, hafnium, tungsten and rare earth elements, etc.) to form nonferrous alloys. These alloying elements not only play a role in solid solution strengthening and low-temperature plasticity maintaining of molybdenum alloys, but also can form stable and carbide phases and improve the strength and re-crystallization temperature of alloys.
Molybdenum and its alloy rods and bars are used for high heating elements, extrusion abrasives, glass melting furnace electrodes, jet coatings, metalworking tools, and spacecraft parts due to their excellent strength, mechanical stability, and high ductility.
What is more,Molybdenum fasteners and Molybdenum crucible/boats now widely used in Chemical Equipment and Oil machinery.
With the development,more and more Molybdenum & Mo alloys Metal Products will be used in more Industry applications.