Originated by GE for anchoring punches in dies. Because of its slight expansion it is also useful for a variety of holding / gripping applications.
CerroMATRIX, Indalloy 217-440, Asarcolow 217-440
Melting Point: 103-227oC
Weight lb/in3: 0.343
Brinell Hardness: 19
Growth After Casting: +0.0008 to +0.0061 after 21 days, inch/inch
Anchor punches in dies.
Anchor non moving parts in machinery.
Hold down bolts in concrete.
Locator parts in tooling docks.
Split jaw chucks, jigs, fixtures
Metal forming dies, form blocks, joggle jaws.
Repairing broken dies.
Filling blowholes in castings.