Its welding characteristics, especially its resistance to post-weld cracking, are outstanding. Good tensile, fatigue, creep and rupture strengths enable its use in a wide range of applications. The alloy is used in jet engines, liquid-fueled rockets, rings, casings and metal parts for aircraft and land-based gas turbine engines, cryogenic tankage, high-temperature fasteners. Inconel 718 is also used in the oil and gas drilling and production industries due to its high strength and resistance to chlorides, stress corrosion and sulfide stress cracking. Parts can be machined, welded, shot-peened, polished and coated.