Belmont Bulletin

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3D Metal Printing: Alloys and Powder Types and Specs

Whether creating prototypes for application components, precision gears, or jewelry, more manufacturers are turning to the capabilities provided by 3D metal printing. Also called additive manufacturing, this process relies on technology that uses a metal powder in a layering process to produce the three-dimensional part. There are several methods used in the 3-D metal printing…

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Electroplating with Tin Anodes: Uses and Examples

Machinery used in manufacturing applications can consist of a range of metals and alloys that provide strength, electrical and thermal conductivity, durability, workability and other characteristics. However, the metal part itself could be detrimentally impacted by the environment and the working application itself. In other instances, the metal part could create problems if it comes…

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Applications and Uses for Tin Sheet

Tin has been around for thousands of years and was most commonly used for the manufacturing of bronze, which is a tin and copper alloy. Today, most people would associate tin with the tin can found on grocery store shelves. However, tin and its alloys are used for far more than the making of bronze…

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Selecting the Appropriate Babbitt Alloy

Babbitt metals are either lead or tin based, and the metal makes excellent bearings that are easy to pour as a DIY project. However, before you pour your bearings, you must select the correct babbitt metal in order to ensure your engine or piece of machinery operates correctly and efficiently. If you know the composition…