Belmont Bulletin

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How to Pour Babbitt Bearings

Do you have old babbitt bearings that need to be replaced? Babbitt is a special type of metal that was designed for use as bearings due to its heat resistance and durability. The metal is normally comprised of varying percentages of copper, antimony, lead, arsenic and tin. The exact percentages vary, according to the grade….

Alloy Impurities: Trace Elements Changing the Characteristics of Copper

Throughout industrial and manufacturing operations, you’ll find copper metals used in both equipment and finished products. Pure copper has incredible thermal and conducive properties. It also provides exceptional corrosion resistance. So you’ll often find it in electrical applications and electronic products. In addition, pure copper is very soft and malleable, making it ideal for numerous…

Alloy Properties: Altering the Composition of Metals

For specific applications, you know that using alloys will be the best choice when you are looking for metals that will provide special properties such as strength, thermal conductivity or corrosion resistance. Yet you may be wondering why you can’t simply use the metal it its original form. For example, why can’t you get the…

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The Properties of Boron and How Its Used as an Alloying Agent

Are you looking for high-quality copper boron that can be easily mixed with other metals in order to create custom alloys? If you are, we offer 2 percent boron copper, which is a great degassifier, deoxifier and grain refiner. Boron: Uses and Properties Boron is a non-metallic element located in group 13, period 2, block…