Thermal expansion

How much will a 6061-T6 mold expand (inches per foot) when heated from ambient temperature to 300, 400 and 500 degrees?

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Assuming you're talking Farenheit temperatures, the thermal expansion of common aluminum alloys is about 12.5 microinches per inch per degree F.

You can do the math can'tcha?


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Machinery handbook shows 13EE-6 inches/inch per degree F. I'll let you do the math.

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Karl Townsend

Especially since you don't bother to specify what *you* consider to be ambient temperature. Are you in Antarctica or the Sahara?

Or are you asking the net to do your homework for you?

Enjoy, DoN.

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DoN. Nichols

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