Patents Assigned to VDM Metals International GmbH
  • Publication number: 20190040501
    Abstract: A Ni—Co alloy includes 30 to 65 wt % Ni, >0 to max. 10 wt % Fe, >12 to <35 wt % Co, 13 to 23 wt % Cr, 1 to 6 wt % Mo, 4 to 6 wt % Nb+Ta, >0 to <3 wt % Al, >0 to <2 wt % Ti, >0 to max. 0.1 wt % C, >0 to max. 0.03 wt % P, >0 to max. 0.01 wt % Mg, >0 to max. 0.02 wt % B, >0 to max. 0.1 wt % Zr, which fulfils the following requirements and criteria: a) 900° C.<?? solvus temperature<1030° C. with 3 at %<Al+Ti (at %)<5.6 at % and 11.5 at %<Co<35 at %; b) stable microstructure after 500 h of ageing annealing at 800° C. with a ratio Al/Ti>5 (on the basis of the contents in at %).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Applicant: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Budo GEHRMANN, Jutta KLOEWER, Tatiana FEDOROVA, Joachim ROESLER
  • Patent number: 10196721
    Abstract: An iron-chromium-aluminum alloy with improved heat resistance, low chromium vaporization rate and good processability, comprising (in % by mass), 2.0 to 4.5% Al, 12 to 25% Cr, 1.0 to 4% W, 0.25 to 2.0% Nb, 0.05 to 1.2% Si, 0.001 to 0.70% Mn, 0.001 to 0.030% C, 0.0001 to 0.05% Mg, 0.0001 to 0.03% Ca, 0.001 to 0.030% P, max. 0.03% N, max. 0.01% S, remainder iron and the usual melting-related impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Heike Hattendorf, Bernd Kuhn, Thomas Eckardt, Tilmann Beck, Willem Quadakkers, Werner Theisen, Nilofar Nabiran
  • Patent number: 10174397
    Abstract: Titanium-free alloy which has great resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion and a high yield point in the strain-hardened state and includes (in wt %) a maximum of 0.02% C, a maximum of 0.01% S, a maximum of 0.03% N, 20.0-23.0% Cr, 39.0-44.0% Ni, 0.4-<1.0% Mn, 0.1-<0.5% Si, >4.0-<7.0% Mo, a maximum of 0.15% Nb, >1.5-<2.5% Cu, 0.05-<0.3% Al, a maximum of 0.5% Co, 0.001-<0.005% B, 0.005-<0.015% Mg, the remainder consisting of Fe and smelting-related impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Julia Rosenberg, Jutta Kloewer
  • Patent number: 9932656
    Abstract: A nickel-based alloy, consisting of (in mass %) 1.5-3.0% Si, 1.5-3.0% Al, and >0.1-3.0% Cr, where Al+Si+Cr is ?4.0 and ?8.0 for the contents of Si, Al, and Cr in %; 0.005-0.20% Fe, 0.01-0.20% Y, and <0.001-0.20% of one or more the elements Hf, Zr, La, Ce, Ti, where Y+0.5*Hf+Zr+1.8*Ti+0.6*(La+Ce) is ?0.02 and ?0.30 for the contents of Y, Hf, Zr, La, Ce, and Ti in %; 0.001-0.10% C; 0.0005-0.10% N; 0.001-0.20% Mn; 0.0001-0.08% Mg; 0.0001-0.010% O; max. 0.015% S; max. 0.80% Cu; Ni remainder; and the usual production-related impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Heike Hattendorf, Frank Scheide, Larry Paul
  • Publication number: 20170275737
    Abstract: A weld filler includes a nickel-molybdenum-iron alloy with high corrosion resistance with respect to reducing media at high temperatures, consisting of (in % by mass): 61 to 63% nickel, 24 to 26% molybdenum, 10 to 14% iron, 0.20 to 0.40% niobium, 0.1 to 0.3% aluminum, 0.01 to 1.0% chromium, 0.1 to 1.0% manganese, at most 0.5% copper, at most 0.01% carbon, at most 0.1% silicon, at most 0.02% phosphorus, at most 0.01% sulphur, at most 1.0% cobalt, and further smelting-related impurities. The weld filler can be welded to fill a joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Publication date: September 28, 2017
    Applicant: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer BEHRENS, Helena ALVES
  • Patent number: 9657373
    Abstract: A nickel-chromium-aluminum-iron alloy includes (in wt.-%) 24 to 33% chromium, 1.8 to 4.0% aluminum, 0.10 to 7.0% iron, 0.001 to 0.50% silicon, 0.005 to 2.0% manganese, 0.00 to 0.60% titanium, 0.0002 to 0.05% each of magnesium and/or calcium, 0.005 to 0.12% carbon, 0.001 to 0.050% nitrogen, 0.0001 to 0.020% oxygen, 0.001 to 0.030% phosphorus, not more than 0.010% sulfur, not more than 2.0% molybdenum, not more than 2.0% tungsten, the remainder nickel and the usual process-related impurities, wherein the following relations must be satisfied: Cr+Al?28 (2a) and Fp?39.9 (3a) with Fp=Cr+0.272*Fe+2.36*Al+2.22*Si+2.48*Ti+0.374*Mo+0.538*W?11.8*C (4a), wherein Cr, Fe, Al, Si, Ti, Mo, W and C is the concentration of the respective elements in % by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventor: Heike Hattendorf
  • Patent number: 9650698
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nickel-chromium alloy comprising (in wt.-%) 29 to 37% chromium, 0.001 to 1.8% aluminum, 0.10 to 7.0% iron, 0.001 to 0.50% silicon, 0.005 to 2.0% manganese, 0.00 to 1.00% titanium and/or 0.00 to 1.10% niobium, 0.0002 to 0.05% each of magnesium and/or calcium, 0.005 to 12% carbon, 0.001 to 0.050% nitrogen, 0.001 to 0.030% phosphorus, 0.0001 to 0.020% oxygen, not more than 0.010% sulfur, not more than 2.0% molybdenum, not more than 2.0% tungsten, the remainder nickel and the usual process-related impurities, wherein the following relations must be satisfied: Cr+Al?30 (2a) and Fp?39.9 (3a) with Fp=Cr+0.272*Fe+2.36*Al+2.22*Si+2.48*Ti+0.374*Mo+0.538*W?11.8*C (4a), wherein Cr, Fe, Al, Si, Ti, Mo, W and C is the concentration of the respective elements in % by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventor: Heike Hattendorf
  • Publication number: 20170002437
    Abstract: Titanium-free alloy which has great resistance to pitting and crevice corrosion and a high yield point in the strain-hardened state and includes (in wt %) a maximum of 0.02% C, a maximum of 0.01% S, a maximum of 0.03% N, 20.0-23.0% Cr, 39.0-44.0% Ni, 0.4-<1.0% Mn, 0.1-<0.5% Si, >4.0-<7.0% Mo, a maximum of 0.15% Nb, >1.5-<2.5% Cu, 0.05-<0.3% Al, a maximum of 0.5% Co, 0.001-<0.005% B, 0.005-<0.015% Mg, the remainder consisting of Fe and smelting-related impurities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Publication date: January 5, 2017
    Applicant: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Julia ROSENBERG, Jutta KLOEWER
  • Patent number: 9476110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nickel-chromium-aluminum-iron alloy, comprising (in wt %) 12 to 28% chromium, 1.8 to 3.0% aluminum, 1.0 to 15% iron, 0.01 to 0.5% silicon, 0.005 to 0.5% manganese, 0.01 to 0.20% yttrium, 0.02 to 0.60% titanium, 0.01 to 0.2% zirconium, 0.0002 to 0.05% magnesium, 0.0001 to 0.05% calcium, 0.03 to 0.11% carbon, 0.003 to 0.05% nitrogen, 0.0005 to 0.008% boron, 0.0001 to 0.010% oxygen, 0.001 to 0.030% phosphorus, max. 0.010% sulfur, max. 0.5% molybdenum, max. 0.5% tungsten, the remainder nickel and the common contaminants resulting from the process, wherein the following relations must be satisfied: 7.7C?x·a<1.0, wherein a=PN if PN>0 or a=0 if PN?0. Here, x=(1.0 Ti+1.06 Zr)/(0.251 Ti+0.132 Zr), PN=0.251 Ti+0.132 Zr?0.857 N, and Ti, Zr, N, and C are the concentration of the respective element in mass percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: VDM Metals International GmbH
    Inventors: Heike Hattendorf, Jutta Kloewer