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Heat Tolerance of Alumide - WSF base? [message #18397] Mon, 27 September 2010 01:04 UTC Go to next message
avatar pruby  is currently offline pruby
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Hello,

In the material specs alumide is listed as being heat-proof to 172 deg C, whereas the WSF is only rated to 80 deg C. Since the alumide is WSF with added aluminium, why is the temperature tolerance so much higher? Will it be weaker or susceptible to damage at above 80 deg C? I ask because with the high precision and heat tolerance, I'd be keen to use alumide for experiments in miniature steam turbines, but need to be aware of how it will deal with >100C temperatures for that.

Thanks,

Tim
Re: Heat Tolerance of Alumide - WSF base? [message #18403 is a reply to message #18397 ] Mon, 27 September 2010 05:21 UTC Go to previous message
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To confuse things further, the material comparison sheet says this is 172 deg F. Please could you clarify this?

 
   
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