Special Metals

Nickel Alloys

Special Metals Corporation is the world's leading innovator and manufacturer of nickel-based superalloys. With over 100 years of history and experience in the nickel industry, we have the processes and knowhow which allow us to offer the industry's widest range of nickel alloy products. Our product portfolio contains over 100 alloy compositions, over 85% of which were developed in our own laboratories.


At our site in Hereford, England, we have all the processes required to manufacture from melt to final product under one roof. We supply nickel alloy products in the following forms: seamless tube / pipe, bar, sheet, plate, forgings, ingots, extruded section, wire, foil and more. Our melting processes include VIM, AIM, ESR, and VAR while our working facilities include a 1750 tonne press forge, a 5650 tonne extrusion press, 5 Pilger mills and various hot and cold rolling facilities for plate, sheet and bar.

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Quality Standards

All of our operations comply with quality standards audited and certified to ISO9001, ISO/TS16949 for automotive products and EN9100 for aerospace. Our testing laboratory, known under the name IncoTest, is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025 and Nadcap. Heat treatment and NDT are also Nadcap approved. We produce nickel alloy compositions and forms to nationally and internationally recognised standards, or to customers' own specifications. We realise that our materials are used for the most highly-corrosive and temperature-critical applications and as such the quality of our products is of the highest importance to us.

Available Services

We offer a range of outwork / hire-work services that include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Rolling of 12mm to 32mm diameter bar
  • Extrusion of tube / pipe to a range of sizes
  • Extrusion of bar to a range of diameters
  • Extrusion of section to a customer drawings

IncoTest testing facilities – For more information please visit www.incotest.co.uk

These services are not limited to nickel-based alloys and we will consider outwork / hire-work requests for any materials. For more information or to make a request please contact customer services via our contact form.


Special Metals Wiggin has recommended distributors in many of the industrialised countries of the world. For more information please see our list of recommended distributors.

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