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Tue, 12 Apr 2011, 6:14pm #1
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SMT Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitors feature internal fuses

Hmm, internal fuses.


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Tue, 12 Apr 2011, 6:46pm #2
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How much is it? Tantalum makes gold look like sand.


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Tue, 12 Apr 2011, 8:08pm #3
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Generic wrote:

How much is it? Tantalum makes gold look like sand.

Gold was $1450 a troy ounce yesterday. According to these admittedly old figures that are all you get for free, tantalum scrap was $50 or $60 a pound a few years ago. Unless it's gone up about 20,000%, it's not in the same league with gold.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011, 8:36pm #4
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Sorry, got my head stuck at work.

We make tantalum clad flanges because the pure bar stock is outragous when compared to stainless, inconel, hastelloy, titanium etc.

In my defense, gold is extremely inflated right now! =P


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Tue, 12 Apr 2011, 11:37pm #5
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Generic wrote:

Sorry, got my head stuck at work.

We make tantalum clad flanges because the pure bar stock is outragous when compared to stainless, inconel, hastelloy, titanium etc.

In my defense, gold is extremely inflated right now! =P

Well, also in your defense, it just sounds so damn exotic, doesn't it? Actually, if you remember the story of Tantalus, the name was intended as the discoverers' version of "unobtainium", although they were talking about how hard it was to separate from its ore.

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Tue, 12 Apr 2011, 11:49pm #6
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Here is a good description, they have been around for about 20 years...

http://www.avx.com/docs/techinfo/analtant.pdf


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Wed, 13 Apr 2011, 8:26am #7
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Thank you for your charity Arvid, and thanks for the link Capman; looking foward to reading it after work as it looks to be in English to this layman.


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