Applications of Wire Solder

Wire solder is a fusible metal alloy with a melting point that is low enough to be melted with a soldering iron or soldering gun while still having the attributes to meet specific applications. Solder is used to bond metal workpieces together and its applications are extensive. Solder is commonly used in, electronics, heating, air conditioning, mechanical, fire sprinkler and…


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Different Types of Lead Plating Anodes and Their Applications

Plating anodes are, in fact, made of lead alloys of different compositions for greater conduction of electricity and corrosion resistance. Each type of lead anode has benefits that make it suitable for different applications. Lead anode alloys generally consist of tin, silver, and antimony. The favored alloys, based on the specific application, are lead- antimony tin as well as lead-silver…


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Uses of Sheet Lead for Gamma Radiation Attenuation

Sheet lead is the material of choice for many applications involving the attenuation of gamma radiation. Gamma radiation attenuation – that is, gamma ray shielding – takes place because of the interaction of the radiation to the shielding material. Gamma rays consist of high-energy photons that move at the speed of light, and these photons can travel considerable distances before…


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Benefits of Using Lead Plumbing Joints

Those in need of lead plumbing joints – as well as other lead-based products – will appreciate the expertise and deliverables of Canada Metal. Lead is a very malleable metal that offers extensive benefits in plumbing applications. Lead is extremely stable and endurable. The ductile property of lead – and the fact that it can be manufactured and formed for…


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Radiation Shielding And Applications Of Cadmium And Lead In Medicine

Medical professionals appreciate the significance of specialized metal products and the functions these metals provide in hospitals and medical research, particularly with regard to radiation shielding. Metals cater to a range of requirements in medicine for diagnostic and treatment purposes – but the full range of applications for certain high-value metals applies to a number of specializations. Central to this…


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The Right Lead Filling Company Produces Precise Results

Lead filling is a process in which lead is introduced into a container designed to contain radioactivity and/or store radioactive materials. Depending upon the container’s geometry, the lead application process can be carried out in various ways, including lining with sheet lead, lead bricks and casting molten lead. Canada Metal is a leader in this field and its expertise is…


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Various Applications of Lead Sheet

Lead sheet is used by many different industries and for multiple applications. This type of lead is most commonly used as roofing and flashing, tank lining, soundproofing, radiation shielding, and corrosion protection. There are additional uses associated with waterproofing, nuclear energy shielding, and vibration absorption. Four Applications Using Lead Sheet Roofing/Flashing – Lead sheet offers flexibility and longevity. Unlike other…


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Electroplating Anodes: Applications and Benefits

Electroplating is used in a variety of industries for coating metal objects with a thin layer of a different metal. This electrochemical process requires anodes. There are as many types of anode compositions as there are applications. Electroplating anodes offer numerous benefits. Electroplating Electroplating is used to coat certain metals with a thin layer of a pure metal, like silver…


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The Lead Burning Process

The lead burning process is used whenever there is a need to coat, line, or fabricate an item with lead. Sometimes referred to as “lead welding,” the lead burning process is commonly used in coordination with procedures for making repairs or when performing scheduled maintenance. In simple terms, lead burning is similar to welding with the exception that the metal…


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Overview of Babbitting

Babbitting is a metal alloy coating that goes on a base metal to protect it from wear. Typically, the Babbitting process is used on investment castings, which are made of cast iron. The challenge is that investment casting is costly to produce. The Babbitting process helps to protect the bearing surface of the casting giving it an extended life span.…


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