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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003161
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... Abstract Fusible alloys, eutectic and noneutectic, include a group of binary, ternary, quaternary, and quinary alloys containing bismuth, lead, tin, cadmium, and indium that melt at relatively low temperatures. This article describes the composition and mechanical properties of these alloys and...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003145
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... presents a short note on pure (unalloyed) tin and uses of tin in chemicals. The article also covers the compositions and uses of tin alloys which include solders, pewter, bearing alloys, alloys for organ pipes, and fusible alloys. It goes on to discuss the other alloys containing tin including battery grid...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003146
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
..., terneplate, and foil. Lead in various forms and combinations is also used as a material for controlling sound and mechanical vibrations and shielding against x-rays and gamma rays. In addition, lead is used as an alloying element in steel and copper alloys to improve machinability, and it is used in fusible...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05.a0001311
EISBN: 978-1-62708-170-2
... Abstract This article reviews cleaning and finishing operations that have proven to be effective on titanium, its alloys, and semi-fabricated titanium products. It explains how to remove scale, tarnish films, grease, and other soils and how to achieve required finishes and/or improve wear and...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003206
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... information on process capabilities, principles of operation, power sources, electrodes, shielding gases, flux, process variables, and advantages and disadvantages of these arc welding methods. It presents information about the arc welding procedures of hardenable carbon and alloy steels, cast irons...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003005
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... materials, including ferrous alloys, nonferrous alloys, ceramics, cermets and cemented carbides, engineering plastics, polymer-matrix composites, metal-matrix composites, ceramic-matrix and carbon-carbon composites, and reviews their general property characteristics and applications. It describes the...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003091
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
..., and rotor steels have higher quality requirements and tighter composition control than plain carbon or ordinary low-alloy steels. The production of special-quality steels requires vacuum-based induction or electric remelting and refining capabilities. The article explores the types and characteristics...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05.a0001263
EISBN: 978-1-62708-170-2
..., soluble metals, or wood. Fusible metals are commonly alloys of tin, lead, bismuth, antimony, and cadmium. Aluminum is a popular expendable mandrel material because it is easily machined and polished to close surface and dimensional tolerances. It is also easy to dissolve in caustic solutions. Mandrels...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003211
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
..., the ternary Ga-In-Sn eutectic (62.5%Ga-16%Sn-21.5%In), with a melting point of 10 °C (50 °F) is useful. Bismuth-base fusible alloys with melting points ranging from 45 to 250 °C (110 to 485 °F) are manufactured. Alloys based on indium with lead, tin, and silver additions are available to cover the...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 August 2013
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05a.9781627081719
EISBN: 978-1-62708-171-9
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005258
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... centrifugally cast ic tubes, although it may be beneficial to cast the inner layer of such tubes from a material that is more fusible than the outer material. In addition, relatively thin inner layers should be manufactured from alloys with coefficients of thermal expansion smaller than that of the outer alloy...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 14A
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v14a.a0004024
EISBN: 978-1-62708-185-6
... fusible powder ( Fig. 1 ). A roller levels powder on the surface, and then selective sintering of the powder is done by a laser beam that traces the pattern of the first layer of the prototype part. The platform is lowered by the height of the next layer, powder is reapplied, and the next layer is...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003089
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
.... As strength levels are increased, often by increasing carbon or alloy content, weldability and machinability frequently decrease. Although most materials can be welded, higher-strength materials generally require special techniques; the designer must be aware of the added cost built into the part in...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005352
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... ladles MOLTEN METALS are processed and handled in various ways, depending on the alloy and melting practice. The very nature of melting is a way of combining elements for the purpose of alloying based on the laws of physical chemistry (see the article “Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics” in this...
Book: Casting
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 15
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 2008
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v15.a0005221
EISBN: 978-1-62708-187-0
... cavity with molten metal can be accomplished in various ways. Filling methods differ among the various casting processes, and techniques depend on the geometry of the cast part and the castability of the alloy. In the past, these systems have evolved largely from the experience and capabilities of...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003215
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... either atmospheric or indoor corrosion is the primary objective. INDIUM ELECTRODEPOSITS provide excellent solderability, low electrical contact resistance, friction resistance, and atmospheric corrosion resistance when plated on aluminum, copper-base alloys, and steel, which are typically selected...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05.a0001282
EISBN: 978-1-62708-170-2
... hydrogen, along with oxygen, are commonly used flame spray gases. In general, changing the nozzle and/or air cap is all that is required to adapt the gun to different alloys, wire sizes, or gases. Figures 3(a) and 3(b) depict powder and wire flame spray guns. For all practical purposes, the rod and...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003244
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... interfere with polishing and also because fusible mounting alloys containing bismuth may be dangerously reactive in certain electrolytes that contain oxidizing agents. Bismuth-containing alloys may form explosive compounds in perchloric acid solutions. In preparing an unmounted specimen for...
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Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 November 1995
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.emde.a0003039
EISBN: 978-1-62708-200-6
... openings that require the use of dissolvable or fusible mandrel materials. Some of these materials are: water soluble sand mandrels, breakout plasters, soluble plaster, soluble or meltable salts, eutectic salts, and low-melting temperature alloys ( Ref 18 ). Of these materials, the water-soluble sand...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 11
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v11.a0006757
EISBN: 978-1-62708-295-2
... mounting compounds, although some relatively satisfactory proprietary materials are available. If SEM evaluation is required for nonmetallic specimens, it is necessary to coat these with a conducting layer of carbon, gold, or gold-palladium alloy by means of vacuum deposition. In the case of metallic...