soft iron foil


ed_mines
 

Is soft iron made in thin sheets than can be crumpled like aluminum foil?


Ed Mines


arved_grass
 

Try steel shim stock. It will be fully hard, but if you anneal it, it should behave as you expect.

I've bought shim stock through McMaster-Carr, but any good hardware store or industrial supply house should carry it.

Arved Grass
Arved_Grass@yahoo.com or Arved@I-Do-Photography.com
Fleming Island, Florida

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On Wed, 1/21/15, ed_mines@yahoo.com [STMFC] <STMFC@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

Subject: [STMFC] soft iron foil
To: STMFC@yahoogroups.com
Date: Wednesday, January 21, 2015, 3:15 PM


 









Is soft iron made in thin sheets than
can be crumpled like aluminum foil?
Ed Mines









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Charles Peck
 

Google is your friend.  Yes, iron foil is out there. It would tend to be stiffer than aluminum foil of the same thickness
so you you would need to get it thinner to get similar flexibility. 
Be prepared for sticker shock.
Chuck Peck

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 3:15 PM, ed_mines@... [STMFC] <STMFC@...> wrote:
 

Is soft iron made in thin sheets than can be crumpled like aluminum foil?


Ed Mines



Tony Thompson
 

Charles Peck wrote:

Google is your friend.  Yes, iron foil is out there. It would tend to be stiffer than aluminum foil of the same thickness
so you you would need to get it thinner to get similar flexibility. 

     Yes, the elastic modulus of iron is about triple that of aluminum, so any piece of iron ought to be just about three times as stiff as the same shape in aluminum.

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