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    How would one identify "inconel"

    I have read several things on inconel on this forum, but I am yet to find a way to identify it. I have personally never come across this metal, but I am interested in finding out how I can identify it so I do not miss it. I have looked at pictures of it on google and searched "how to identify inconel", but have found nothing. If anyone could help me out that would be great.


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    Take the metal down to the yard and have them shoot it with a XRF spectrum analyzer, take a list of the metal and chemical percentages for the various inconels (maybe incoloys too) and compare it to the results on the gun.

    Also a magnet will not stick to it, but will have a very light attraction
    (note: this isnt always true in some situations)

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