Lead alloys

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Description

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

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