Fusible alloys’ low melting point makes them useful in a wide variety of applications The melting point of aluminum is 1,220 degrees Fahrenheit. Carbon steel melts somewhere between 2,600 and 2,800 degrees Fahrenheit, and the temperature needs to rise all the way up to 6,150 degrees Fahrenheit to melt tungsten. Specialized furnaces are needed to…
Featuring: 99.9% and 99.99% Bismuth in a variety of forms
In the Earth’s crust, bismuth is about twice as abundant as gold. In nature, it occurs in its native (free elemental) form, and also as its compounds. It is often associated with the ores of lead, tin, and copper. It’s most important ores are bismuthinite (a sulfide) and bismite (an oxide).
It is usually not economical to mine bismuth as a primary product. Rather, it is most often obtained as a byproduct of the processing of other metal ores, especially lead, or other metal alloys. Like lead (but to a much lesser extent), it is radiogenic, being formed from the natural radioactive decay of uranium and thorium.
Bismuth has several very important uses. Some salts of Bismuth have been found to be beneficial in the treatment of indigestion and other minor ailments of the alimentary canal. Bismuth is also used as an alloy with lead, cadmium and other metals in the manufacture of low melting temperature Fusible alloys, which are heavily used for making parts in the aeronautical industry. Bismuth is added to certain aluminum alloys to improve machinability and also to other metals for specialized uses and Bismuth salts are used in a range of catalysts.
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Bismuth is a white, brittle metal with a slight pink color and is typically recovered as a by-product of lead and copper. It is commonly used as an alloying element for various low melting alloys where it is mixed with other metals such as Lead, Tin, or Cadmium. It is also used as well for a lead substitute in other materials. The Ingots are our largest size available and have a purity of 99.99% and often serve as grain refiner in the foundry industry as well. Our regular bars can be used in solder applications as a replacement for Lead since it is non-toxic. Our 1/8" & down shot product allows you to make smaller additions during your casting process and has a purity of 99.9%. Forms:
- #6 Small Shot Approx. 1/8" and Down
- Regular Bar 1/2" X 7/8" X 13"
Belmont Product Code 2001 Nominal Composition:
- 99.99% Bi
Bismuth is a white, brittle metal with a slight pink color and is typically recovered as a by-product of lead and copper. It is commonly used as an alloying element for various low melting alloys where it is mixed with other metals such as Lead, Tin, or Cadmium. It is also used as well for a lead substitute in other materials. The Needles allow you to have more surface area and pack very tight when melting. They have a purity of 99.9%. Forms:
Belmont Product Code 2002 Nominal Composition:
- 99.9% Bi
This white element is an essential part of many alloys Purple-Silver, crystalline Bismuth has been in use since the early days of alloying, although during those times, it was often mistaken for Lead. It’s the most naturally diamagnetic element, which means it repels both north and south, and it has one of the lowest values…