HAYNES® 263 alloy (UNS N07263) is an age-hardenable nickel-cobalt-chromium-molybdenum alloy designed specifically to combine very good aged strength properties with excellent fabrication characteristics in the annealed condition. While its strength at elevated temperature is not quite as high as materials such as Waspaloy alloy or alloy R-41, it is far easier to form or weld than these alloys. Alloy 263 exhibits excellent intermediate temperature tensile ductility, and is not normally subject to strain age cracking problems common for gamma prime strengthened alloys.
Alloy 263 is normally used for applications up to about 1650°F (900°C). Its oxidation resistance is comparable to that for other gamma-prime-strengthened superalloys.
HAYNES 263 alloy has excellent forming and welding characteristics. The hot working temperature range for the alloy is approximately 1750 to 21°F (955- 1150°C).The alloy has excellent ductility in the annealed condition, and thus may also be formed by cold working. Intermediate annealing in the temperature range from 1900 to 2000°F (1040 to 1100°C) may be needed for complex component forming operations. All hot- or cold-worked parts should be annealed and rapidly cooled in order to restore the best balance of properties.
Alloy 263 can be welded by both manual and automatic welding methods, including gas tungsten arc (TIG), gas metal arc (MIG), electron beam and resistance welding. Matching composition filler wire is available, and is generally used for welding alloy 263.
Wrought HAYNES® 263 alloy is furnished in the solution heat-treated condition unless otherwise specified. The alloy is normally solution heat-treated at 2100°F±25°F(1150°C±14°C) and rapidly cooled or water quenched for optimal properties. Following solution heat treatment, the alloy is age-hardened at 1470°F (800°C) for eight (8) hours, and air-cooled.
HAYNES® 263 alloy combines properties which make it suitable for a variety of fabricated component applications in both aircraft turbine engine and industrial turbine applications. These include low-temperature combustors, transition liners, and some ring components.