Steel (sp.gr. 7.8)
Various alloys available (low carbon, high carbon, chrome steel, stainless steel, etc.) in a variety of forms:
Shot Irregular shapes with lumps and bumps, but only cost effective alternative for steel in sizes less than 1mm. Inexpensive, sizes from 90 microns to 3mm.
Other forms Steel wire can be cut and formed to produce diagonals, ballcones (looks like a flattened ice cream cone), pins (rods), oval balls and other shapes.
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