Metaconcept’s Non-ferrous Alloys
In general, industrialization has been a key concept of thriving economies and as such, there has been a surging demand for metals, particularly non-ferrous alloys. These are metals that do not contain iron in appreciable amounts and they can, therefore, be used in a wide range of industrial activities due to their low melting temperatures.
They are also more costly per unit gram than ferrous metals and as such, it is always essential to ensure that it is of the highest quality especially if it is to be used in high-tech equipment. We take a look at two products by Metaconcept and their use:
Aluminium Filler Metals
Heat exchangers, particularly those that are used in industries are expensive and costly to repair, let alone replace. Since these heat exchangers can be used for both cooling and heating processes, they might potentially experience damage from wear and tear especially at the joint. A simple way to effectively repair such type of damage is to solder or weld the area using a non-ferrous alloy rather than using a ferrous metal which can cause further corrosion and deterioration of the damaged area. For this, an aluminium flux cored wire is more ideal for the flame brazing and welding and it does not rust like iron.
A common use for tin ingots is in electroplating since non-ferrous alloys are considered to be excellent conductors of electricity. Another use is tin plating, which is usually popular with heat exchangers and even organ pipes because of its rust proof nature. The malleability property that allows it to easily change shape under low temperatures makes it usable in solders to create permanent bonds between the metal workpieces such as those in cable wires used in electricity. A pure tin ingot cannot rust because it is coated with an oxide film which means it is ideal for the fusion process in tanks and crucibles as well.