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    Zirconium Rod

    Zirconium Rod
  • Zirconium Rod
  • Zirconium Rod
  • Zirconium Rod
  • Unrivaled Zirconium Rod Excellence: Engineered for Performance

    Welcome to our Zirconium Rod showcase at AEM METAL—a hub of information on the exceptional properties and applications of this incredible material. Our Zirconium Rod, proudly crafted by AEM METAL, is a high-strength metal designed for reliability and optimal performance.

    Dive into the world of AEM METAL's Zirconium Rod as we highlight its enduring qualities, exploring how it stands out in diverse industries. Discover why this metal is a game-changer, offering not just strength, but a tailored solution for your projects. Join us on this journey through the possibilities of AEM METAL's Zirconium Rod.

    Specifications of Zirconium Rod

    Size Dia.: 5 mm - 400 mm
    Material R60702, R60704, R60705
    Standard ASTM B550, ASTM B351
    Surface Black, pickling, sand-blasting, polished
    Condition Cold rolled(Y), hot rolled(R), annealed (M), quenching (C)
    Shape Square rod, round rod, hexagonal rod.

    Chemical Composition of Zirconium Rod

    Grade Element Composition (%) <
    Zr+Hf Hf Fe+Cr Sn H N C Nb O
    R60702 99.2 4.5 0.2 -- 0.005 0.025 0.05 -- 0.16
    R60704 97.5 4.5 0.20~0.40 1.0~2.0 0.005 0.025 0.05 -- 0.18
    R60705 95.5 4.5 0.2 -- 0.005 0.025 0.05 2.0~3.0 0.18

    Mechanical Properties of Zirconium Rod

    Material State Rm (≥)/MPa Rp0.2 (≥)/MPa A50mm (≥)/%
    Zirconium 702 Annealed 379 207 16
    (UNS R60702)
    Zirconium 704 Annealed 413 241 14
    (UNS R60704)
    Zirconium 705 Annealed 552 379 16
    (UNS R60705)

    Customize Your Zirconium Rod

    At AEM METAL, we take pride in offering a personalized touch to our Zirconium Rod solutions. Our commitment to meeting customer requirements sets us apart. Whether you have specific dimensions, specifications, or other custom needs, we tailor our Zirconium Rod to align seamlessly with your project demands. Your satisfaction is our priority, and our dedicated team works closely with you to ensure the final product meets your expectations.

    AEM METAL also consistently upholds industry standards. Our Zirconium Rod customization services adhere to the highest quality and safety benchmarks, ensuring that your tailored solutions not only meet your unique requirements but also comply with the rigorous standards set by various industries. Trust AEM METAL for Zirconium Rods that are not just customized but also engineered to excel in the most demanding industry environments.

    Why Choose AEM METAL Zirconium Rod-Our Advantages

    Unrivaled Strength

    Our Zirconium Rods are engineered for superior strength, making them a reliable choice for demanding applications where durability is crucial.

    Heat Resistance

    Engineered to withstand high temperatures, our Zirconium Rods maintain their structural integrity even in extreme heat, ensuring stability and reliability in challenging conditions.

    Enduring Durability

    Crafted with precision and high-quality materials, our Zirconium Rods boast enduring durability, providing a long-lasting and reliable foundation for your projects.

    Precision Machining

    AEM METAL employs cutting-edge precision machining techniques to craft Zirconium Rods with exacting specifications, guaranteeing a product of outstanding quality.

    Innovative Engineering

    Backed by advanced engineering, our Zirconium Rods represent the forefront of metal technology, delivering innovative solutions for your projects.

    How to Make Zirconium Rod

    Melting and Casting:

    The purified zirconium metal is melted in a controlled environment. Once molten, it is cast into ingots or billets using molds. This step establishes the initial form of the Zirconium Rods.

    Hot Working:

    The cast ingots may undergo hot working processes such as forging or rolling. These processes help shape the zirconium into the desired dimensions, enhancing its mechanical properties and aligning it with specific applications.

    Heat Treatment:

    Heat treatment is applied to the zirconium rods to optimize their mechanical properties. This controlled process involves heating and cooling to achieve the desired hardness, strength, and microstructure.

    Final Finishing:

    The finished Zirconium Rods undergo final finishing processes, which may include polishing or coating for specific applications.

    Quality Test of Zirconium Rod

    Surface Finish Inspection

    Surface finish inspection assesses the quality of the zirconium rod's surface. It involves checking for defects, roughness, or irregularities that could impact the rod's performance or aesthetics.

    Dimensional Accuracy

    Precise dimensional measurements verify that the zirconium rod conforms to the specified size and shape requirements. This ensures it fits its intended use and integrates easily.

    Ultrasonic Testing

    Ultrasonic waves are used to detect internal defects, voids, or inconsistencies in the zirconium rod. This non-destructive method provides valuable insights into the material's overall quality.

    Chemical Composition

    Analyzing the chemical composition verifies the purity of the zirconium rod. It ensures that the alloy composition aligns with the specified standards and meets the required criteria for the intended application.

    Mechanical Properties

    Testing mechanical properties includes assessing factors like tensile strength, yield strength, and elongation. These tests help determine the structural integrity and performance characteristics of the zirconium rod under different stress conditions.

    Microstructure Examination

    Microscopic examination of the zirconium rod's structure provides insights into grain size, uniformity, and overall microstructure. A fine and consistent microstructure contributes to enhanced mechanical properties.

    Hardness Testing

    Measuring the hardness of the zirconium rod is crucial for evaluating its resistance to deformation and wear. Common hardness tests include Rockwell or Vickers hardness tests.

    Where Our Zirconium Rod Shines-Diverse Applications


    Zirconium rods are utilized in aerospace applications for components that require high strength, corrosion resistance, and lightweight design.

    Chemical Processing

    Zirconium's excellent corrosion resistance makes it valuable in chemical processing industries, where it is used in pumps, valves, and other equipment that handle corrosive substances.

    Nuclear Power

    Zirconium is a key material in the nuclear industry, particularly in the production of fuel rods for nuclear reactors due to its low thermal neutron absorption and corrosion resistance.


    Zirconium is employed in medical applications, including the production of implants and devices, thanks to its biocompatibility and resistance to corrosion in physiological environments.

    Oil and Gas

    Zirconium rods are used in the oil and gas industry for components exposed to corrosive conditions, such as downhole tools and equipment used in offshore environments.


    Zirconium is used in electronics for its favorable electrical properties. Zirconium rods may be used in the production of certain electronic components.

    The Difference between Zirconium Rod and Zirconium Bar

    The terms "zirconium rod" and "zirconium bar" are often used interchangeably, and their meanings can vary slightly depending on the context and industry standards. Generally, the terms refer to cylindrical forms of zirconium with similar applications and properties. However, there might be subtle differences in their dimensions or manufacturing processes based on industry norms or specific applications.

    In some cases:

    Zirconium Rod:

    The term "rod" typically implies a slender, elongated structure.
    Zirconium rods may have smaller diameters compared to bars and can be longer or shorter.
    Rods may find applications in precision instruments, research, or situations where a more slender form is required.

    Zirconium Bar:

    The term "bar" is often associated with a long, solid, and straight structure.
    Zirconium bars may be characterized by their larger diameters and lengths.
    Commonly used in industrial and engineering applications where strength and durability are crucial.

    How Zirconium Rod Outperforms Its Competitors

    Zirconium rod is often preferred for its unique combination of corrosion resistance, high-temperature stability, and low neutron absorption, making it ideal for certain critical applications in industries like nuclear, chemical, and aerospace. Some of its competitor products are:

    Titanium Rods:

    Comparison: Titanium shares some properties with zirconium, such as corrosion resistance and biocompatibility.

    Advantage of Zirconium Rods: Zirconium often surpasses titanium in terms of chemical resistance in certain aggressive environments, making it preferable for specific applications.

    Stainless Steel Rods:

    Comparison: Stainless steel is a common alloy with good corrosion resistance and strength.

    Advantage of Zirconium Rods: Zirconium typically offers superior corrosion resistance, especially in corrosive chemical environments, making it a preferred choice for industries requiring high resistance to chemical attacks.

    Niobium Rods:

    Comparison: Niobium shares some similarities with zirconium in terms of corrosion resistance and superconductivity.

    Advantage of Zirconium Rods: Zirconium is often chosen over niobium for specific applications due to its better resistance to certain acids and its compatibility with nuclear reactors.

    Aluminum Rods:

    Comparison: Aluminum is lightweight and corrosion-resistant.

    Advantage of Zirconium Rods: While aluminum is lightweight, zirconium offers better corrosion resistance, especially in challenging chemical and high-temperature environments.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Zirconium Rod

    • What is the typical lifespan of zirconium rods in various applications?  

      The lifespan of zirconium rods varies depending on factors such as operating conditions, maintenance practices, and the specific application. In general, zirconium rods are known for their durability and long service life.

    • How do I determine the right size and specifications for zirconium rods for my application? 

      Choosing the right size and specifications involves considering factors such as the intended use, environmental conditions, and load requirements. Consultation with engineers or zirconium experts can help determine the most suitable options.

    • Can zirconium rods be used in applications requiring high purity? 

      Yes, zirconium is available in high-purity forms suitable for applications requiring stringent purity standards. These high-purity zirconium rods are often used in industries such as electronics and semiconductor manufacturing.

    • Are zirconium rods magnetic? 

      Zirconium is non-magnetic in its pure form. However, certain alloys or treatments may introduce magnetic properties. It's advisable to check the specific composition and properties of the zirconium rods in question.

    • Can zirconium rods be coated for additional protection? 

      Yes, zirconium rods can be coated with protective layers or films to enhance their resistance to specific environments. Coating options may include zirconium oxide or other materials compatible with the intended application.

    • How do zirconium rods perform in high-temperature environments? 

      Zirconium rods exhibit excellent stability at high temperatures, making them suitable for applications in aerospace, where they may be exposed to extreme heat.

    • How does the color of zirconium rods change over time or with exposure to certain conditions? 

      Zirconium typically maintains its natural metallic luster over time and does not undergo significant color changes. Exposure to certain chemicals or environments may cause minor surface alterations, but these are generally cosmetic and do not affect performance.

    • What kind of support or technical assistance is available for customers using zirconium rods in their projects? 

      We provide comprehensive technical support, including assistance with material selection, customization guidance, and post-purchase support to ensure customers achieve optimal results with zirconium rods.

    • What shipping methods do you use to deliver products? 

      We typically opt for UPS, DHL, or FedEx. However, for shipments over 100 kg, sea transportation is an option. Feel free to specify your preferred shipping method.

    • How long does it usually take for goods to be delivered? 

      Delivery typically takes 3-4 weeks, subject to the product's complexity, quantity, and order volume. Please also understand that if transportation volume accumulates during holidays, the delivery time may be slower.

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