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Grade CX2M (N26059) Cast Nickel

Grade CX2M nickel is a nickel alloy formulated for casting. Cited properties are appropriate for the heat treated (HT) condition. CX2M is the ASTM designation for this material. N26059 is the UNS number. It has the highest ductility among the cast nickels in the database.

The graph bars on the material properties cards below compare grade CX2M nickel to: cast nickels (top), all nickel alloys (middle), and the entire database (bottom). A full bar means this is the highest value in the relevant set. A half-full bar means it's 50% of the highest, and so on.

Mechanical Properties

Elastic (Young's, Tensile) Modulus

220 GPa 31 x 106 psi

Elongation at Break

45 %

Fatigue Strength

260 MPa 38 x 103 psi

Poisson's Ratio

0.29

Shear Modulus

84 GPa 12 x 106 psi

Tensile Strength: Ultimate (UTS)

550 MPa 80 x 103 psi

Tensile Strength: Yield (Proof)

310 MPa 45 x 103 psi

Thermal Properties

Latent Heat of Fusion

330 J/g

Maximum Temperature: Mechanical

990 °C 1810 °F

Melting Completion (Liquidus)

1500 °C 2740 °F

Melting Onset (Solidus)

1450 °C 2640 °F

Specific Heat Capacity

430 J/kg-K 0.1 BTU/lb-°F

Thermal Conductivity

10 W/m-K 5.9 BTU/h-ft-°F

Thermal Expansion

12 µm/m-K

Otherwise Unclassified Properties

Base Metal Price

65 % relative

Density

8.7 g/cm3 540 lb/ft3

Embodied Carbon

12 kg CO2/kg material

Embodied Energy

160 MJ/kg 68 x 103 BTU/lb

Embodied Water

310 L/kg 37 gal/lb

Common Calculations

Resilience: Ultimate (Unit Rupture Work)

210 MJ/m3

Resilience: Unit (Modulus of Resilience)

220 kJ/m3

Stiffness to Weight: Axial

14 points

Stiffness to Weight: Bending

23 points

Strength to Weight: Axial

18 points

Strength to Weight: Bending

17 points

Thermal Diffusivity

2.7 mm2/s

Thermal Shock Resistance

15 points

Alloy Composition

Nickel (Ni) 56.4 to 63
Chromium (Cr) 22 to 24
Molybdenum (Mo) 15 to 16.5
Iron (Fe) 0 to 1.5
Manganese (Mn) 0 to 1.0
Silicon (Si) 0 to 0.5
Carbon (C) 0 to 0.020
Phosphorus (P) 0 to 0.020
Sulfur (S) 0 to 0.020

All values are % weight. Ranges represent what is permitted under applicable standards.

Followup Questions

Similar Alloys

Further Reading

ASTM A494: Standard Specification for Castings, Nickel and Nickel Alloy

Microstructure of Superalloys, Madeleine Durand-Charre, 1998

Engineering Properties of Nickel and Nickel Alloys, John L. Everhart, 1971

Nickel Alloys, Ulrich Heubner (editor), 1998