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Old 06-12-2005, 08:53 PM
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Stange alloy

I bought a bunch of stainless from an artist several years ago,and they threw in 3 4x8 16 gauge sheets of metal.The metal is called muntz or munts metal.I probally boofed the spelling,but it looks like brass,but it isn,t.It gets white fuzzy stuff when you tig it like brass,but it will not take a brass rod.I can barley do it with silicon bronze,but it is not the same color.Has anybody worked with this metal or have any sujestions? thanks m3
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Old 06-12-2005, 10:07 PM
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Re: Stange alloy

MMM - I recognized the term but wasn’t sure of the spelling myself. Google found this site, and these definitions under “Muntz metal”:

[http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Muntz%20metal]
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Muntz metal - (1) a brass that has more zinc and is stronger than alpha (common) brass; used in making castings and hot-worked products. (2) alpha-beta brass, yellow metal; (3) brass - an alloy of copper and zinc; (4) high-strength brass, manganese bronze - a brass with from 1-4% manganese to harden it; (5) Admiralty brass, Admiralty Metal, naval brass, Tobin bronze - alpha-beta brass containing tin; resistant to sea water; Admiralty Metal is a trademark

This seems to say the term is not well-defined, and that it covers many different alloys.

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