What are Wolverine’s claws made of?

Adamantium is a virtually indestructible man-made steel alloy which does not occur in nature and whose exact chemical composition is a United States government classified secret. Adamantium is not an element: its properties do not qualify it for any known space on the Periodic Table of Elements. It is an extremely rigid steel-based alloy that the density is virtually indestructible. A sufficient amount is capable of surviving multiple nuclear explosions or a blow from the most powerful superhuman with no damage. A blade of pure, primary Adamantium is capable of cutting almost any known substance, with the known exception of Captain America’s shield. The ability to slice completely through a substance with an Adamantium blade depends upon the amount of force being exerted and the hardness of the material in question. Adamantium’s molecular integrity makes for an extremely hard metal capable of drilling with greater effectiveness than Vibranium. Furthermore, after several years of additional testing and research, MacLain eventually released his sole supply of Adamantium to the US government who had the Avengers, notably Thor and Iron Man unleash their full power against it, confirming it to be essentially indestructible.

Creating even a small amount of Adamantium is astronomically expensive, and only a few people know the complete formula. Adamantium is created by mixing certain chemical resins together. The exact composition of these resins is a closely guarded secret of the United States government. When these resins are mixed and kept at a temperature of 1,500 degrees Fahrenheit, the resulting liquid can be cast or worked into a particular shape. After an eight minute ‘flux period’, the mixture sets and becomes solid regardless of temperature. Its molecular structure is extremely stable, and its shape can only be altered by precise molecular rearrangement. However, due to the sheer bonding strength of Adamantium, there are few known forces capable of altering its molecular structure.

There are very few substances known that are harder than Adamantium, but one is Dargonite.

Some supervillains have taken to harvesting existing sources of Adamantium, hoping to utilize it through molecular rearrangement. Apocalypse harvested Adamantium from Sabretooth’s skeleton, and Gambit in turn got Adamantium from Constrictor to save Sabretooth’s life. Genesis harvested Adamantium from Cyber by destroying his body’s organic matter, leaving only his Adamantium-laced skin.

Some Adamantium is made by Adametco.

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