Throughout history, art casting has been used to create beautiful works of art, to recreate previous works of art that may have become damaged or deteriorated due to age, or when mass-producing art pieces. The art casting method involves using wood, stone, plaster, or silicon rubber molds and some type of pliable material, such as…
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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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…
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…