WOOD’s Alloy – Low Melting Point Alloy

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WOOD’s alloys, also known as Lipowitz metals, is a eutectic alloy of bismuth, lead, tin and cadmium. To obtain WOOD alloys, call Metaconcept.

What is a WOOD’s alloy made of?

WOOD-s alloys are made up of 50% bismuth, 26.7% lead, 13.3% tin and 10% cadmium. They have a low melting point of around 70°C. The alloy was invented and patented in the United States in 1860 by the American dentist Barnabas Wood. The metal later took its name from the inventor: “WOOD’s alloy”.

Applications for WOOD alloys

WOOD’s alloys are used in a variety of fields. In radiotherapy and physics, for example, it is used to create protective covers during patient treatment. It is also used in the manufacture of fusible wires and for welding hollow blades.

The automatic sprinklers used in fire extinguishing systems are also made from this alloy. In the event of a fire, the nozzle tip melts thanks to its very low melting point, allowing the water spray nozzle to open.

Get WOOD’s alloy with Metaconcept

When you need quality WOOD’s alloys, choose Metaconcept. We can supply you with various types of low-melting alloys. WOOD(s alloys can take a variety of forms such as small ingots, bars, rods, large ingots, etc. Depending on the requirements of your industrial processes, you can define the composition of your fusible alloy. With Metaconcept, you get a recycled and upgraded alloy. Contact our experts for more information.

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