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    Posted 5 months ago

    crewnail
    (69 items)

    Don't have much information about this socket metal ingot made by Bunker hill. Interested in learning something about it, hopefully somebody knows a little about the company.

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    1. Congcu, 5 months ago
      See: https://www.bunkerhillmining.com
    2. crewnail crewnail, 5 months ago
      Didn't say anything about socket metal, probably similar to zinc. Goes back to the 1880's all the way to 1980, not sure how old mine is. I have a couple American zinc company small ingots that I can post, it was a plant no more than 5 miles from my house. I wish the ingot was silver instead of socket metal.
    3. dav2no1 dav2no1, 5 months ago
      What is socket metal?
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 months ago
      Socket metal is normally used to make impact sockets because it will hold up under the vibration.
    5. dav2no1 dav2no1, 5 months ago
      Huh? Impact sockets are made from chromium molybdenum alloy steel.

      And other sockets are steel heat-treated to a higher hardness.
    6. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 months ago
      dav2no1 socket metal is Chrome molybdenum. The names are interchangeable. Regular sockets are usually made of chrome vanadium.
    7. crewnail crewnail, 5 months ago
      Socket metal is for the ends of wire rope (cable) to keep it from unraveling.
    8. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 months ago
      crewnail you need to do more in depth research because it is used for impact sockets also.
    9. crewnail crewnail, 5 months ago
      No it's not strong enough for tools, it melts at 750 degrees.
    10. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 months ago
      If what you have melts that low it is lead base metal. Socket metal is Chrome molybdenum which melts at 4700 degrees and is used for items that encounter force and vibration. The words on your bar are generic to say the least and probably meant for a particular industry so a dumb employee didn't grab the wrong item. Seems we are all right depending on the given use of the metal.
    11. crewnail crewnail, 5 months ago
      It is a lead alloy, the metal used for sockets isn't referred to as "socket metal". I think the term is more in reference to the socket on the end of a cable that connects it to something else.
    12. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 5 months ago
      Well perhaps not where you are from but I have turned many different metals including titanium for patriot missile bearings and Chrome molybdenum is referred to as socket metal. I just googled socket metal for the hell of it and it came back with socket metal being Chrome molybdenum. So must be a bunch of wrong people running around.

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