Belmont Bulletin

How Low Melting Alloys Are Used in Safety Devices

The use of metal alloys for their predictable melting points has been a trend in industrial manufacturing and equipment safety for centuries, with low melting alloys specifically being used to prevent boiler disasters as far back as 1803. These alloys, also known as fusible alloys, melt at a low temperature relative to the environment they…

Stacks of aluminum bars in a warehouse
Magnesium-Infused Aluminum Alloys and Their Benefits for Manufacturers

Even in its simplest form, aluminum can be found in the objects we use in everyday life. From consumer goods such as kitchen foil to integral parts of modern architecture and transportation, this lightweight material is becoming increasingly crucial to many industries. However, by itself, aluminum has low strength, which can limit its application. To…

Mineral silicon
Silicon and Its Most Popular Uses in Metals

How Silicon Is Typically Used in Metals In the landscape of today’s high-tech world, you’ve likely heard about silicon and its use in microchips for everything from cars to personal computers. Silicon’s primary feature, the one that makes it popular for use in electronics, is its semi-conductivity. This trait makes it more or less conductive,…

Cloaeup on some pellets of the element No 31: Gallium
Low Melting Point Alloys and Their Industrial Uses

From fuses and thermostats to molds and tube bending, you can find low melting point alloys in countless industrial applications and products. Low melting point alloys, also called fusible alloys, are unique in that they’re meltable at relatively low temperatures and have high thermal conductivity. This makes them suitable across a variety of industrial applications…