In the aerospace and defense industry Molybdenum is often employed in these applications; nose cones, high temperature structural parts, nozzles, leading edges of control surfaces, support vanes, re-entry cones and heat radiation shields.
The electronics market utilizes Molybdenum for cathodes, magnetron end hats, x-ray tube components, filaments and glass-to-metal seals due to good thermal conductivity and low thermal expansion properties.
For high-temperature applications Molybdenum is effective in furnace boats, heat shields, windings, structural furnace members and containers for components exposed to high temperatures.
Molybdenum wire is widely used in the construction of power tube grids and support structures that also require high temperature strength, low vapor pressure and low thermal expansion. Molybdenum wire and rod are effective in high temperature vacuum and hydrogen atmosphere furnaces to form resistance heating elements.
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