I clearly remember the first time I saw indium ingots. I had only been employed at Indium Corporation a few days. Outside an alloying room I noticed a pallette stacked high with silvery ingots. As I looked closer at the material, I noticed that this was not just a pile of tin or lead – this was INDIUM!
Ingot is the simplest form of indium. Sizes are available from small ‘finger’ ingots, weighing only grams, to large ingots, weighing many kilograms. Ingot is cast into its shape, and is the best way to keep processing costs down if you are using large amounts of indium.
Don’t be fooled into thinking cast indium forms aren’t well suited for highly technical applications though – indium can be cast into evaporation crucibles for thin-film deposition.
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