Scandium is mainly used for research purposes. It has, however, great potential because it has almost as low a density as aluminium and a much higher melting point. An aluminiumscandium alloy has been used in Russian MIG fighter planes, highend bicycle frames and baseball bats.
27/01/2005· The amount of scandium in the aluminum alloy is TINY. ALL the scandium does is increase the strength of the aluminum alloy. It doesn't make the aluminum harder or more wear resistant. Again, ALL the scandium does is increase the strength of the aluminum to the point where it will BETTER handle hot cartridges.
Scandium is a silverywhite metal that develops a yellow or pink tint when exposed to air. It is relatively soft and is chemically similar to the rare earth metals. Scandium's light weight and high melting point suggest applications within the aircraft industry. Chemical Name: Scandium. Chemical Formula: Sc
A "scandium" frame is basically and Alu frame with some trace scandium. Alu frames themselves are not especially popular now, especially at the mid to high end where a "scandium frame" becomes marketable so it is inevitable that the amount of "scandium" frames you will see will be tiny.