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The reason the case dosen't melt is because the heat transfer down the length of the stud has a very high drop in temp. The case is a MASSIVE heat sink. The stud cannot supply enough heat, thru its length, to heat the case up to anywhere as hot as the stud is just a very very short distance above the case. If the stud were red, where it meets the case, the case would indeed melt. But once you get to the case, at every increment of length you go into the case you would find the stud and case to be at the same temp at the same depth. IF you heat just the case, the stud will be at the same temp as the case at every point along the stud. Any difference would be so small to be totally neglible and probably unmeasurable. YOu could probably calculate the difference, but then you would know why what I stated is true.

Last edited by snowman; 10-21-2004 at 07:58 PM..
Old 10-21-2004, 07:50 PM
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