Options To Consider In Casting Lead Ingots

While not used as frequently and in as many different applications as in past decades, lead is still a popular choice in many industries. It is used in roofing and plumbing and comes in many different forms from lead flashing to lead sheeting.

Lead is also used in many other industries for shielding, soundproofing as well as for the fabrication of weights, counterweights and other marine and construction applications. Choosing casting lead ingots provides a conveniently sized method of transporting and carrying lead around on a job or in the workroom.

Purity

Not all casting lead ingots are produced with the same purity levels. The top lead manufacturers take the time to ensure their lead meets the specific percentage of purity required by their customers.

For more applications, a 99.7 percent purity will be ideal. In specific applications, a 99.9 percent purity lead ingot may also be required, which may be more difficult to find from a standard metal supplier. These high purity types of ingots are often only found directly from the manufacturer.

Size and Shape Considerations

Not all casting lead ingots are produced with an easy to use size and shape configuration. A simple and effective combination is the five-pound ingot in strings of five sections. This means a total string will be 25 pounds in weight. This is light enough to move easily by hand but also provides enough lead to get the job done.

There are also lead ingots used for casting purposes that are designed in bars or in strips. These may be more challenging to work with and also to store, which will be a consideration when larger or continual orders are a factor. Keep in mind, buying in bulk when choosing lead ingots will help to reduce the price, which will add up to considerable savings over time.

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