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Moly Rod
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Product Details:
Size/Diameter1 inch, 2 inch, 3 inch
UsageManufacturing, Construction

Molybdenum, a refractory metal is widely used as an alloying element. Due to its good thermal and electrical conductivity, high melting point and excellent strength at elevated temperatures, molybdenum can be used for various applications in its pure form. In addition, molybdenum has low thermal expansion coefficient. It has to be protected by a suitable coating to withstand temperatures above 500°C under an oxidizing environment.

The following section will explain in detail about molybdenum.

Chemical Composition

The following table shows the chemical composition of molybdenum.

ElementContent (%)
Molybdenum, Mo100
Physical Properties

The physical properties of molybdenum are outlined in the following table.

Density10.3 g/cm³0.369 lb/in³
Melting point2625°C4760°F
Mechanical Properties

The mechanical properties of molybdenum are outlined in the following table.

Tensile strength (annealed)324 MPa47000 psi
Shear strength (torsional strain rate 0.25/s)500 MPa72500 psi
Compressive yield strength (0.01% yield)400 MPa58000 psi
Modulus of elasticity330 GPa47900 ksi
Modulus of elasticity at elevated temperature (@2000°C/3630°F)160 GPa23200 ksi
Poissons ratio (calculated)0.380.38
Hardness, Brinell (converted from Vickers for 3000 kg load/10 mm ball Brinell test. annealed)225225
Hardness, Rockwell A (converted from Vickers. annealed)6060
Hardness, Rockwell B (converted from Vickers. annealed)9898
Hardness, Rockwell C (converted from Vickers. annealed)1919
Hardness, Vickers (annealed)230230
Other Designations

Other designations that are equivalent to molybdenum include the following:

  • ASTM B386
  • ASTM B387
Thermal Properties

The thermal properties of molybdenum are outlined in the following table.

Thermal expansion coefficient (@20°C/68°F)5.35 µm/m°C2.97 µin/in°F
Thermal conductivity138 W/mK958 BTU in/hr.ft².°F
Fabrication and Heat Treatment Machinability

Machining molybdenum is similar to that of cast iron. Molybdenum tends to tear if positive feeds are not employed.


Molybdenum can be efficiently formed while bending in a transverse direction or against rolling or grain direction. The workpiece can be heated before forming to avoid cracking.


Molybdenum can be welded using electron beam methods and other resistance methods in helium or argon atmosphere.


Annealing of molybdenum can be performed at 1149°C (2100°F).


The following are the major applications of molybdenum:

  • Heating elements in furnaces
  • Filament supports in electric lamps
  • Heat shields
  • Hearth trays, plates and racks
  • Missile and aircraft parts
  • Boring bars
  • Thermocouples
  • Nuclear energy applications
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