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Inconel 601

Inconel 601

Inconel 601* or Nickel 601 is a member of the austenitic nickel-chromium based super alloys. Inconel 601* is typically used where application require corrosion, oxidation and heat resistant materials. Best suited for extreme environments, a thick oxide layer protects the surface in these applications preventing further attack. Inconel 601* or Nickel 601 retains strength throughout a wide temperature range, whereas aluminum or steel would not. It is common in gas turbine blades, seals, and combustors, as well as turbocharger rotors and seals, electric submersible well pump motor shafts, high temperature fasteners, chemical processing and pressure vessels, heat exchanger tubing, steam generators in nuclear pressurized water reactors, natural gas processing with contaminants such as H2S and CO2, firearm sound suppressor blast baffles, and Formula One and NASCAR exhaust systems. It is also used in the turbo system of the 3rd Generation Mazda RX7, and the exhaust systems of high powered rotary engined Norton motorcycles where exhaust temperatures reach more than 1,000 degrees C.

Chemical Properties

Element min max
Carbon 0.10
Manganese 1.00
Silicon 0.50
Sulfur 0.015
Chromium 21.00 25.00
Nickel 58.00 63.00
Aluminum 1.00 1.70
Titanium 0.60
Boron 0.006
Copper 1.00
Iron remainder

Mechanical Properties

Property Value
Tensile Strength 80 ksi
Yield Strength at 0.2% Offset 30.0 ksi
Elongation in 4D 35%

Select AMS Number:

AMS Number Alloy Type UNS Cross Ref. Spec Misc./Shape
AMS 5715 Inconel 601 Nickel N06601  
AMS 5715 Bar Inconel 601 Nickel N06601 - Bar AMS 5715 Bar
AMS 5715 Forging Inconel 601 Nickel N06601 - Forging AMS 5715 Forging
AMS 5715 Ring Inconel 601 Nickel N06601 - Ring AMS 5715 Ring
AMS 5870 Inconel 601 Nickel N06601  
AMS 5870 Plate Inconel 601 Nickel N06601 - Plate AMS 5870 Plate
AMS 5870 Sheet Inconel 601 Nickel N06601 - Sheet AMS 5870 Sheet
AMS 5870 Strip Inconel 601 Nickel N06601 - Strip AMS 5870 Strip