Low melting point alloys to meet
We supply base alloys that are produced on site at our foundry in Birmingham to both industry standards and tailor made to customers own requirements where practical.
Base alloy is one of the eutectics, i.e. it has a sharp melting point (124°C). Unlike bend alloy, tool alloy and press alloy, which expand immediately on solidification, base alloy first shrinks and then grows slowly, reaching the dimensions of the mould some 5 - 7 hours after casting. This characteristic is of value since castings can be removed easily from the mould and measurements taken accurately when the casting has reached mould dimensions. It is also useful as a bending medium instead of bend alloy where the latter's expansion characteristic is too great. Base alloy is manufactured from virgin metals and is guaranteed to give complete satisfaction under normal working conditions.
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Efficient supply of bend alloy tailored to your specific needs
William Rowland Limited is able to produce a wide range of low melting point alloys at our foundry in Birmingham. All of our low melting point alloys are compliant with industry standards. We are also able to produce alloys that are tailored to meet our customers’ specific requirements.
One type of low melting point alloy William Rowland produces is bend alloy: WR 70.
WR 70 bend alloy, a low melting point alloy
Bend alloy is one of the most extensively used alloys in industry. Part of the widespread need for bend alloy is due to its primary characteristic of expansion on solidification from the molten state. This makes bend alloy an ideal material to support metal tubing with thin walls during bending operations.
The alloy has a sharp melting point of 70 degrees Celsius and can consequently be melted with hot water.
Professional and credible supplier of bend alloy
If you are looking for a credible, professional and efficient supplier of bend alloy, William Rowland can deliver bend alloy and a wide range of metal products to you quickly and efficiently.
Having been a leading metal supplier since 1830, we have developed an international reputation in the metals trade.
If you require bend alloy to be delivered to you without delay, William Rowland Limited can distribute these low melting point alloys around the world and for a competitive price.
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Get in touch with the William Rowland team of metals trade experts today to discuss all your bend alloy requirements.
Quality casting alloy supply with William Rowland
Casting alloys are a range of low temperature alloys based on tin, lead or bismuth that are suitable for production of jewellery, models, figures, artwork, collectibles, ornaments and memorabilia.
William Rowland produces many different grades of casting alloy to suit the customer’s process and production requirements, however we will also produce to a customer’s individual specification. Our casting alloys are suitable for the professional or hobbyist and we produce many grades that are safe and easy to work with using only the minimum of basic equipment.
Lead-free pewter alloys are popular for jewellery, artwork and collectibles where reproduction of fine detail and cast finish are important, as well as being safe for human contact . These alloys are commonly high in tin and alloyed with copper and antimony. As-cast finish is very good and cast objects polish very well to a silver lustre.
For applications in which lead can be tolerated, the range of alloys is extensive, generally providing cheaper alloys but ones which can be tailor-made for specific purposes such as thin or bulky items, reproducing fine detail, malleability or achieving a particular surface finish. These alloys commonly contain tin, lead and bismuth but may also contain antimony and zinc.
William Rowland casting alloys are suitable for a range of casting techniques such as centrifugal and gravity casting into rubber or silicon moulds.
Efficient casting alloy delivery with first-rate customer service
William Rowland prides itself on the supply of alloys and other metal products, professionally, efficiently and cost-effectively. All of our casting alloys are made from primary metals in our onsite foundry in Birmingham, they can be adapted to customer requirements as needed.
Global distribution of casting alloy
No matter where you are based in the world, William Rowland can deliver your casting alloy or other metal products, internationally.
William Rowland Limited is able to offer unwavering reliability and a quick turnaround in the supply of casting alloy.
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If you require the supply of high quality casting alloy that is tailored to your specific requirements, get in contact with William Rowland’s team of metals trade experts, and get casting alloy delivered to your doorstep without delay.
William Rowland are specialists in the delivery of fusible alloys
Looking for high-quality fusible alloy? Look no further than William Rowland, specialists in the metals trade and distributing alloys and other metals around the world.
Fusible alloy is essentially a type of metal alloy which can be fused with ease. These metal alloys can be melted at temperatures that are relatively low. They are typically eutectic alloys, meaning they have a sharp melting point.
Fusible alloys are often used as the term to describe alloys that have a melting point which is below 183 degrees Celsius.
What are fusible alloys used for?
Fusible alloys are irreplaceable in a range of applications where their low melting point is fundamental:
Tube and profile bending
Work holding of delicate or irregular pieces
Fusible cores for plastic or composite moulding techniques
Fusible plugs for boilers and pressure vessels
Fusible safety devices for fire prevention such as sprinklers
Rapid prototyping of press tools
Fusible alloy distribution
William Rowland Limited can supply fusible alloys around the world. Experienced in the manufacturing and distribution of fusible alloy, we will ensure your metal alloy requirements are delivered to you safely for a competitive price.
One fusible alloy we can deliver without delay is bend alloy, one of the group of bismuth based alloys with a low melting point. Bend alloy is the most widely used fusible alloy in industry.
Our fusible alloys can be tailor made to cater for your individual circumstances and requirements.
If you require the use of fusible alloy and would like to discuss your requirements, get in touch with the William Rowland team, specialists in fusible alloy distribution.
William Rowland, specialists in lens alloy production and supply
William Rowland are specialists in the supply of lens alloys. Our high-quality lens alloys are produced at our foundry in Birmingham. All of the lens alloys produced by William Rowland can be made to our customers’ specific requirements. Our metal products, including our lens alloy, comply with industry standards.
Lens alloys are part of the group of bismuth-based ‘fusible’ alloys. Indium is added to the alloy in order to give it a considerably lower melting point
A sharp melting point
William Rowland lens alloys are eutectic alloys, characteristically possessing a sharp melting point at 58 or 47 degrees Celsius.. This low temperature is ideal for acting as a ‘button’ or holding medium in the grinding of lenses.
Possessing stable characteristics, and being easy to melt, lens alloy can be reused repeatedly if required.
Primary use of lens alloy
The primary use of lens alloy is in grinding operations when it proves invaluable in holding glass or plastic lenses. Due to its low melting properties, lens alloy is also a suitable component in the fuses of safety equipment. Lens alloy can also be effective in proof casting.
Having been in operation for more than 180 years, William Rowland is one of the oldest traders of lens alloy and other metal products in the world. Since founding in 1830, William Rowland has been committed to put innovation, quality and high levels of customer service at the ethos of our business.
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If you require lens alloy delivered at a competitive price and without delay, contact William Rowland, specialists in providing high purity metals, metal powders, alloys and inoculants around the world.
Use William Rowland for all your lens blocking supplies
If you are looking for lens blocking alloys then you are in the right place, as William Rowland are one of the world leaders in the supply of metal products, including lens blocking alloys.
Lens blocking alloys are part of the group of bismuth based low melting point alloys. Possessing low melting temperature characteristics, lens blocking alloys are simple to use and can be reused when required. They also conform to any configuration of lens.
Lens blocking alloys are used in grinding processes and attach optical lens blanks to surfacing blocks.
Our high quality low melting point alloys are produced in-house at William Rowland’s production facility in Birmingham. We produce a wide range of low melting point alloys, including base alloy, bend alloy, casting alloy, lens alloy, press alloy, tool alloy, as well as lens blocking alloy.
Lens blocking quality assured
One principle objective at William Rowland Limited is produce and deliver quality assured material in a timely, cost-effective manner.
Part of our unwavering commitment to always meet the needs and expectations of our customers is to deliver high quality metal products that meet their specification, are on time, and are delivered to the right place and for the right price.
A bespoke service
All of our low melting point alloys can be tailormade on our state-of-the-art equipment at our main facility in Birmingham so they adhere to the unique specifications and requirements of our individual customers.
If you need lens blocking alloy delivering, no matter where you are located in the world, William Rowland Limited can supply high-quality lens blocking and other low melting point alloys, quickly, efficiently and for a competitive price.
Get in contact with the William Rowland team of metal trade specialists today, for all your lens blocking requirements.
We supply press alloys that are produced on site at our foundry in Birmingham to both industry standards and tailor made to customers own requirements where practical.
Press alloy is one of the eutectics, i.e. it has a sharp melting point (138°C) and like the majority of bismuth based alloys it expands on solidification. This material is free flowing and its versatility makes it a unique tool in a great variety of industries. Its low melting point ensures easy and safe handling and under normal conditions it can be re-used almost indefinitely. Press alloy is manufactured from virgin metals and is guaranteed to give complete satisfaction under normal working conditions.
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We supply tool alloys that are produced on site at our foundry in Birmingham to both industry standards and tailor made to customers own requirements where practical.
Tool alloy, one of the well-known group of low-melting point bismuth based alloys, is solid below 100°C and liquid at about 230°C. Unlike eutectic alloys, tool alloy exhibits plasticity in the temperature range between 100°C and 230°C . It expands on solidification and in this respect is unique as an anchoring medium.
Tool alloy is manufactured from virgin metals and is guaranteed to give complete satisfaction under normal working conditions.
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