Alloy 718 - UNS N07718

Alloy 718, UNS N07718, is commonly associated with ASTM B637 - ASTM B670 - AMS 5589 - AMS 5590 - AMS 5662 - AMS 5663.
Alloy 718 is commonly known as Inconel® 718; though commonly called by its Aerospace specs AMS 5662 and AMS 5663. Alloy 718 is a Nickel-Chrome alloy most common in aerospace.
Mechanical properties here.


Ni + Co Cr Cb + Ta Ma Ti Al Co C Mn Si P S B Cu Fe
Max % 55.0 21.0 5.5 3.3 1.15 0.08 1.0 0.08 0.35 0.35 0.015 0.015 0.006 0.3 Bal
Min % 50.0 17.0 4.75 2.8 0.65 0.02

Typical Inventory

Round Bar, LooseCoil, Plate, Billet

Product Description

Nickel-chromium-molybdenum alloy 718, also called Nickel 718 and Inconel 718, is a Gamma Prime strengthened alloy with excellent mechanical properties at elevated temperatures, as well as cryogenic temperatures. Suitable for temperatures up to around 1300° F. Can be readily worked and age hardened.

Excellent strength from -423 degrees F to 1300 degrees F (-253 degrees C to 705 degrees C). Age hardenable and may be welded in fully aged condition, Excellent oxidation resistance up to 1800 degrees F (980 degrees C). Typically sold in the solution annealed temper, but can be ordered aged, cold worked, or cold worked & aged.

General Data

Alloy 718 is a high strength nickel base superalloy used for cryogenic temperatures up to long term service at 1200°F. The alloy is readily fabricated and may be welded in either the annealed or precipitation (age) hardened condition. Anneal 1700 -1850°F, air cool or faster. Age 1325°F 8 hours, furnace cool to hold at 1150°F, for a total aging time of 18 hours, air cool. Alloy 718 will show a contraction of 0.0008 inch/inch after precipitation hardening.

  • Good mechanical properties: tensile, fatigue, and creep-rupture.
  • Excellent welding characteristics and resistant to postweld age cracking.
  • Oxidation resistant throughout its useful temperature range.


Uses for this alloy tend to be in the field of gas turbines components and cryogenic storage tanks. Alloy 718 is commonly used in jet engines, pump bodies and parts, rocket motors and thrust reversers, nuclear fuel element spacers, and hot extrusion tooling. Other popular uses are high strength bolting and down hole shafting.

Mechanical Properties

The typical properties listed can usually be provided in rounds, sheet, strip, plate, & custom forgings. We have the equipment to produce small quantities in special sizes to meet our customers’ specific needs.

Ultimate Tensile (ksi) Yield Strength (ksi) Elong. % in 2 in.
Min 185 150 12
Max 202.3 170.4 20.3

Common Specifications

Please, note that the specs listed are for reference and are not comprehensive nor indicative of the actual specifications listed on the Material Test Report (MTR). If you have a special spec requirement, then please reach out to our sales department at 1-800-472-5569.

Form Standard
Metal Type UNS N07718
Bar ASTM B637 AMS 5662 AMS 5663 AMS 5664 PWA 1009 PWA 1010 GE B50TF15
Wire AMS 5832
Sheet ASTM B670 AMS 5596 AMS 5597 PWA 1033 GE B50TF14 ASTM B670 ASTM B637
Plate ASTM B670 AMS 5596 AMS 5597 PWA 1033 GE B50TF14 ASTM B670 ASTM B637
Pipe AMS 5589 AMS 5590
Tube AMS 5589 AMS 5590
Forging ASTM B637 AMS 5562 AMS 5663 AMS 5664 PWA 1009 PWA 1010 GE B50TF15
Weld Wire A5.14 ERNiFeCr-2
Weld Electrode
Din 2.4668


Nickel and cobalt based alloys can be difficult to machinine. However, it should be emphasized that these alloys can be machined using conventional production methods at satisfactory rates. These alloys harden rapidly, generate high heat during cutting, weld to the cutting tool surface and offer high resistance to metal removal because of their high shear strengths. The following are key points which should be considered during machining operations:

  • CAPACITY - Machine should be rigid and overpowered as much as possible.
  • RIGIDITY - Work piece and tool should be held rigid. Minimize tool overhang.
  • TOOL SHARPNESS - Make sure tools are sharp at all times. Change to sharpened tools at regular intervals rather than out of necessity. A 0.015 inch wear land is considered a dull tool.
  • TOOLS - Use positive rake angle tools for most machining operations. Negative rake angle tools can be considered for intermittent cuts and heavy stock removal. Carbide-tipped tools are suggested for most applications. High speed tools can be used, with lower production rates, and are often recommended for intermittent cuts.
  • POSITIVE CUTS - Use heavy, constant, feeds to maintain positive cutting action. If feed slows and the tool dwells in the cut, work hardening occurs, tool life deteriorates and close tolerances are impossible.
  • LUBRICATION - lubricants are desirable. Soluble oils are recommended especially when using carbide tooling.

Data Sheet

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