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Engineering Materials - Nonferrous Metals - Tin


Materials: Non-Ferrous Metals


Non - Ferrous Metals

 

Tin

Tin is characterized by a low-melting point (450F), fluidity when molten, readiness to form alloys with other metals, relative softness, and good formability. The metal is nontoxic, solderable, and has a high boiling point. The temperature range between melting and boiling points exceeds that for nearly all other metals (which facilitates casting). Upon severe deformation, tin and tin-rich alloys work soften. Principal uses for tin are as a constituent of solder and as a coating for steel (tinplate, or terneplate). Tin is also used in bronze, pewter, and bearing alloys.





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