Langley Alloys was originally founded in 1938. Starting with some key new alloy development during the Second World War (including engine bearing materials for Spitfire aircraft) it has developed a global reputation for design, development and supply of alloys for high integrity applications. Originally the company was based at Langley, near Heathrow, but now operates from an integrated manufacturing and distribution site in Stoke on Trent.
The latest alloy developments at Langley Alloys have been the leading superduplex stainless steel, FERRALIUM 255-SD50 and the high strength copper-nickel alloys MARINEL 220 and MARINEL 230. Both of these materials offer high corrosion resistance for seawater applications coupled with advantageous mechanical properties.
We were able to offer a complete materials characterisation and analysis service to assist the new alloy development projects. By supplementing our in-house expertise, interpretative skills and facilities with an extensive outsourcing network, Innoval provides a unique, cost-effective approach to materials development.
Using a combination of literature reviews and our product knowledge, we help clients select the most suitable alloys for their new product. The alloys can then be processed through one of our off-line routes, followed by a full microstructural and property evaluation to help narrow down the choice.
This case study appears as an article in the 2006 edition of ‘innform’; the newsletter of Innoval Technology.