My abject apologies for including Kirksite in with the fusible
alloys! I should not even try to read Orchid, much less respond
when I am not in full possession of my "facilities"!
What happened is that I answered (the post on alloy identification)
on the spur of the moment, after a very, very long day at the
bench. The folder that contains all of the on the low
temp. alloys, also contained info on Kirksite. I automatically
transferred it into my post without thinking.
Jesse Brennan caught it right away:) He also said the name
"Kirksite" was obsolete?
I'm sure that half a dozen others will explain what Kirksite is..
but if they don't here's a quick description: Kirksite is a
non-ferrous alloy used for making molds and forms for sheet metal
and plastics. It is based on very pure zinc, alloyed with
additional metals to give it hardness and strength.
I promise to refrain from making any more posts while half asleep.
Sheesh, that probably means sometime after Christmas!