Made from a combination of metals such as lead, tin, and copper, solder has a low melting point, making it easy to use in various applications.
Solder comes in various forms, each with unique properties, making it ideal for specific applications. Regardless of the form, solder is easy to work with and provides a durable bond. Solder also has good electrical conductivity, making it an ideal choice for electrical applications.
Some of the general applications of solder include:
Electronics: Solder is commonly used in electronics to connect components on circuit boards, wires, and other electrical devices.
Plumbing: Solder is used in plumbing to join pipes and fittings together. It is commonly used for water and gas pipes in residential and commercial applications.
Jewelry making: Solder is used in jewelry making to combine metal components. It is commonly used to create rings, bracelets, and other decorative pieces.
Automotive repair: Solder is used in automotive repair to combine metal components. It is commonly used to repair exhaust systems, radiator components, and other parts.
Musical instrument repair: Soldier is used in musical instrument repair to join metal components together. It is commonly used for repairing brass and woodwind instruments.
Aerospace and defense: Solder is used in aerospace and defense applications to join metal components. It is commonly used for electronics and other critical components.
Stained glass: Solder combines the individual pieces of glass in a stained glass panel.
Metal Solder TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Varies based on chemistry
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Metal Solder CAS Number: Varies based on chemistry