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Custom alloys in small quantities for research

Custom alloys from Goodfellow are generally available as foil, wire and sheet.

Goodfellow offers a custom alloy service to researchers and design engineers seeking performance characteristics not available from standard alloys.

Major constituents

Custom alloys have been produced with gold, silver, palladium, platinum, copper and/or nickel as major constituents, with other elements sometimes added to create unusual alloys and alloys that contain challenging combinations. 

Production techniques

The custom alloys described above are usually vacuum-cast. Goodfellow can also provide a limited range of items produced through mechanical alloying, a process similar to metal powder processing. An example would be an alloy, in powder form, of iron with aluminium oxide: (Fe98.1%/Mn1.8%/C0.1%) 98wt% / Al2O3 2wt%.


Generally available as foil, wire and sheet, although other forms can be considered. The custom alloy's ductility, which is not always predictable, can limit the forms that can be created.


Quantities from 50 to 100g are typical

For more information

Please contact us with your requirements and we will do our best to help you.