Lead alloys well with other metals and is often used in mixtures containing 62-95% lead, 1-35% tin, and 3-13% antimony. Lead alloys melt at 290-390 C to form a medium viscosity liquid. Lead alloys are soft and do not reproduce fine detail well when molded.
Synonyms and Related Terms
alliages de plomb (Fr.); Bleilegierungen (Deut.); aleaciones de plomo (Esp.); lood legering (Ned.); ligas de chumbo (Port.)
Hazards and Safety
Inhalation and ingestion of lead fumes and dust is very toxic.
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- David Matthews, Moldmaking and Casting FAQ, www.sfcmd.com/heavygear/faqs/moldmaking_faq.txt