Re: Square Wire for Vertical Brake Staffs

Tim O'Connor

Bill and others, I am looking at this product:
Only $8.50 The question I have is can the Sandvik Nichrome 80 !! material be straightened?
Bill Welch


I think it is "welding wire" steel. I looked up information such as tensile
strength and ductility. (The latter would, I think, impact your question.) What
I found said that phosphor bronze wire has about 2x the tensile strength of
this material. Tony Thompson, the metallurgist, probably can speak to this
more knowledgably.

Tim O'Connor

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