Computer Estate( and collecting)

From: Joe R. <>
Date: Mon May 17 14:58:39 2004

At 02:05 PM 5/17/04 -0400, you wrote:
>> 63/37 is the optimal tin/lead alloy; its melting point is a little
>> lower than 60/40 alloy.
>I thought the reason 63/37 (or whatever the precise ratio is - I think
>it's something like 63.7/36.3, no?) was preferred was that it had a
>melting _point_ rather than a melting _range_. (Whether this is tied
>to its being the eutectic mixture is something I'm not enough of an
>alloy scientist to know.)

  63/37 has the lowest melting point and the lowest or close to lowest
"plastic" range. The Lyman books on bullet casting have some good
explanations and charts on this.

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