Active Atom

Active Atom Materials - Exotic Group

Exotic Materials we work with on very limited bases.

We machine rare exotic, mostly metallic materials in small runs as we feel these products are very exclusive and they are priced to reflect the challenges of design, engineering, programming, machining and assembly.

Challenges Equal Satisfaction

When working with many of these materials, the amount of loss components that occurs just to yield a few perfected works of precision machined parts makes the costs of and taxing of our maximum expertise worth the effort when the customer receives these very Limited Edition serial numbered products.

Studying the future of materials

Looking forward we are monitoring the world of High Entropy Alloys, put simply (there is nothing simple about this new science) mixing equal parts of around 5 to 10 of the 80 metallic elements together creating great new strengths, wearability, resistance weights, etc., and applications, even really cool product we at Active Atom can make and share with others.

Niobium Metal

Niobium Element Nb

Atomic Number 41
Atomic Weight 92.91
This high heat resistant metal is completely safe for human’s non-toxic.
Machining this material for us is similar to machining stainless steel 316 and 316L, it is tough machining but it is achievable even when holding tight precision machining tolerances.
Niobium in its pure state is a grey metallic.

Niobium Nb-1 Zr

This alloyed Niobium will withstand a temperature of 4365 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Alloying Elements utilized when producing this metal are:
Niobium Nb 98.5%, Zirconium Zr 0.8% to 1.2%, Hafnium Hf 0.01%, Tantalum Ta 0.2%, Tungsten W 0.05%, Oxygen O 0.03% maximum, Nitrogen N 0.03% maximum, Hydrogen H 0.002% maximum

Niobium C-103

This alloyed Niobium will withstand a temperature of 4260 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Alloying Elements utilized when producing this metal are:
Niobium Nb 86% to 89%, Zirconium Zr 0.7%, Hafnium Hf 9.0% to 11.0%, Titanium Ti 0.7% to 1.3%, Tantalum Ta 0.5%, Tungsten W 0.5, Oxygen O 0.03%, Nitrogen N 0.03%, Hydrogen H 0.002%

Nitronic Metal

This super stainless steel is an iron based product, however given the super alloy elements and there percentages added to this material, it is one of the toughest metals available and is perfect for making a product that will more then last the test of time, it will likely surpass it and here is why.

It is all about the Nitrogen N infusion internally instead of the standard external process known as Nitrating during smelt at the foundry.

This material works well at a constant 1800 Degrees Fahrenheit it also can handle going down to sub zero either way this metal will continue to perform, they are low magnetic permeability, are continuous resilient to salt water.

Nitronic 40

This metal formulation is two times stronger (Yield Strength) then the most popular stainless steel 304L and 316L.
Corrosion resistant at high temperatures is perfect for engine components, chemical and pollution equipment.
Chromium Cr 19.0% to 21.5%, Nickel Ni 5.5% to 7.5%, Manganese Mn 8.0% to 10.0%, Silicon Si 1 maximum, Carbon C 0.04% maximum, Sulfur S 0.01% maximum, Phosphorus P 0.04% maximum, Nitrogen N 0.2% to 0.4%, balance Iron Fe

Nitronic 60

This metal formulation is two times stronger (Yield Strength) then the most popular stainless steel 304L and 316L.
This metal formation had something in mind during alloying and smelt at the foundry, it is “Gall Tough” when rubbing between to metals occurs this Nitronic is wear resistant.
Chromium Cr 20.5% to 23.5%, Nickel Ni 11.5% to 13.5%, Molybdenum Mo 1.5% to 3.0%, Niobium Mb 0.01% to 0.03%, Manganese Mn4.0% to 6.0%, Silicon Si 0.2% to 0.6%, Carbon C 0.003% maximum, Sulfur S 0.01% maximum, Phosphorus P 0.04% maximum, Vanadium V 0.1% to 0.03%, Nitrogen N 0.2% to 0.4%, balance Iron Fe

Inconel Superalloy

Inconel 718

This is the ultimate Nickel Chromium alloy.
Known as Inco its English spelling, Inconel the superalloy can be a machinist worst nightmare unless you know how to cut really tough, strong, hard materials to begin with, and you are like us only making these type of designed products in standard materials and only a few in these superalloys as rare examples of our work.

718 Inconel is oxidization resistant, corrosion resistant is 50% plus pure nickel only of the toughest elements on earth. This material can withstand super high temperatures for very extended periods of time, Inconel is also capable to withstand high pressure and kinetic energy.

Due to the 50% plus amount of Nickel Ni expect if polished to see a blue chrome color.
Nickel Ni 50.0% to 55.0%, Chromium Cr 17.0% to 21.0%, Molybdenum Mo 2.8% to 3.3%, Niobium Nb 0.7% to 1.2%, Cobalt Co 1.0%, Manganese Mn 0.35%, Copper Cu 0.2% to0.8%, Aluminum Al 0.65% to 1.15%, Titanium Ti 0.3%, Silicon Si 0.35%, Carbon C 0.08%, Sulfur S 0.015%, Phosphorus P 0.015%, Boron B 0.006%

Zirconium Metal

Zirconium Element Zr

Atomic Number 40
Atomic Weight 91.224
Utilized as a corrosion resistant added alloy to other metals at the foundry when produced into a machinable metal it will have a melting temperature of 3300+ Degrees Fahrenheit.


Color is silvery white.
Melting point is 3366 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Zirconium Zr 99.2% minimum, Hafnium Hf 4.5% maximum, Iron Fe and Chromium Cr .020% maximum, Hydrogen H 0.005% maximum, Nitrogen N 0.025% maximum, Carbon C 0.05% maximum, Oxygen .016%.


Color is silvery white.
Melting point is 3344 Degrees Fahrenheit.
Zirconium Zr 95.5% minimum, Hafnium Hf 4.5% maximum, Iron Fe and Chromium Cr .020% maximum, Hydrogen H 0.005% maximum, Nitrogen N 0.025% maximum, Carbon C 0.05% maximum, Niobium Nb 2.0% to 3.0%, Oxygen .018%

Platinum Metal

Platinum Element Pt

Atomic Number 78
Atomic Weight 195.084
Precious Metal
Nearly most humans have seen platinum in pictures or in jewelry, but platinum a pure metal element and is machinable.
We machine pure platinum for small components that are added as highlights and balances for the consumer products we produce as end products.
Platinum Pt Fine .9995% pure.

Vanadium Metal

Vanadium Element V

Atomic Number 23
Atomic Weight 50.9415
Color Blue Silver Grey
This element in its pure form is generally utilized in smelt at the foundry as an alloy additive to other metals for adding additional strengthening.
Vanadium V is 99.99% pure


Extra Terrestrial

Metallic Iron-Nickel Alloyed Out of This World Material
This is the only non-USA manufactured material we proudly buy.
We buy documented meteorite material only so that the material has a location place of potential outer space origin.
We think it is really great to be able to precision machine products though very limited in the number of products we produce the products precision machined out of meteorite is unique to us.

Patterned after Acid Etch Materials

Damascus Steel or Wootz Steel

Damascus gets its name from the capitol of Syria named Damascus, the origins are not perfectly known, however the fabric named Damask are also named after this capitol city. India is home to the Wootz Steel origins.
This metal is a lost art of fusion (welding) of two or more different metal types with varying properties, some additional additives in layers in the hundreds to produce a laminated billet of material that is nearly replicating Damascus, but is not truly reproduced Damascus to date.
Modern Damascus steel is the welding of these varying materials of iron base together, they are heated, pounded to produce seamless and yet really neat patterns like those you might see in a knife blade waves, angles, unrepeatable, and cemetery patterns are all available for machining, then heat treated to strength producing great products that after completion are acid etched to bring these pattern out for viewing.
We machine Steel Damascus and Stainless Damascus.

Damascus Titanium

Titanium Damascus is another multi-layered mixed metals heated laminate product that we machine into products.
The base product is Pure Grade 1, 2, 3 or 4 then layered laminated together in layers with Alloyed Grade 5 or Grade 23 titanium up to hundreds of layers, then boxed, gassed, heated to near melt, pounded into patterns, machined from the billets to completion and after acid etching the material patterns emerge creating designs, then we oxide or titanium anodize the material with a film to various voltages to create a lasting colorful final products.
We proudly machine Titanium Damascus.

Mokume Mokume-Gane

Created in Japan as a Japanese metalworking procedure the process produces a mixed metals laminate.
Once done by hand, the process is very controlled and high pressure is the bonding agent here, pressure through a press, manual pattern pounding creates the raw material (billet) in its layers of very different colored materials like copper, brass, titanium, platinum, palladium, gold’s in rose, white, yellow, sage, silver, nickel-silver.
From a few different color metals to hundreds of layers the laminate in the end is breath taking and the products we machine from the Mokume Pattern materials we purchase.
We machine Mokune.