Woods Metal Low Temp Castable Ballast Material

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Easier to cast than lead.

Woods metal is a low melt point eutectic alloy that is an excellent material for casting ballast. This metal is a superior material for casting nose weights, ballast slugs or even keels for model sailboats. What makes this material so useful is it’s incredibly low melting temperature of 158°F. This metal also has another interesting property. As it cools it shrinks slightly and then re-expands to it original cast size once fully cooled.

The low melting temperature makes it much safer to cast than lead and you do not have to worry about it exploding if it comes into contact with water. This metal can be melted in hot water and spooned into molds or even directly into the nose of you aircraft.

Woods metal is comprised of Bismuth, Lead, Tin and Cadmium, so you must handle it with same precautions as you would lead; work in a well ventilated area and do not allow the liquified metal to come in contact with bare skin.

  • Each ingot weighs approximately 450grams or 1lb. (+/- 20 grams)
  • Ingots are sold separately
Woods Metal Low Temp Castable Ballast Material
Woods Metal Low Temp Castable Ballast Material
Woods Metal Low Temp Castable Ballast Material

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I recommend this product
11/28/2022

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Steve P.
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I recommend this product
11/13/2022

Just a must have!

Totally blown away how good this is! With a low temp melting point at 158°F I literally put a jar in an old microwave oven with a little water. Brought to a boil, dropped the woods in and bam, liquefied. I then poured out the water and poured the woods in the nose of my Tempest. Just soooooo easy!! Thank you all at Aloft! Always good products!!

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