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Old 12-02-2010, 12:51 PM   #155
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Originally Posted by Infracaninophile View Post
The 60-40-18 - Is that just a goal you need to hit in order for this specific batch of metal to be good for the intended purpose?
This is a scaled down gating design project for a railcar brake piece. It's ~18(?) inches long. My first one:



I assume that's what's used in the real world for this piece: "buckeye tender truck" apparently.



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Is the 60-40-18 a standard mix for certain kinds of applications?
It's one of many "standards."

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What would happen if this got spilled onto your foot?
Well, if you dipped your foot into the furnace, or they poured it in your shoe, you'd probably be missing a limb (it's 2700+ degrees F). What happened in class was the TA was slagging it off and knocked the rod on a metal stand. A spark flew off and down into the girls boot. I'd compare it to getting a welding spark down your shoe. Painful, but you'll be ok.

Even though she was wearing a metatarsal boot, sometimes you get unlucky. She should have been wearing clip-on silvers when working that close to the furnace (she was directing the charge).
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