What Is the Melting Point of Pewter?


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Pewter has a melting point of between 244 and 295 degrees Celsius, or 471 to 563 degrees Fahrenheit. In metal casting, pewter is warmed up to 330 C (645 F) to ensure that the melted material fills the cavity of the casting before solidifying.

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Pewter is an alloy composed of 90 to 98 percent tin. Pewter also contains traces of antimony (1 to 8 percent) and copper (up to 3 percent.)

Due to the low melting point of pewter, household pewter products should not be used with a microwave or stove and should never be exposed to a direct flame.

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