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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

• What is came/sash?

Came is a channel used to interconnect glass into stained glass art. Came typically comes in an H or U shape. The glass sits in the channel and is then cut and soldered to hold the glass in place. This traditional method is also referred to as glazing or leading.

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• Why Cascade Metals lead came is world renowned?

Cascade's lead came is made from a very closely controlled alloy that combines a fine grain structure with high strength. We start with 100% pure lead to which we add exacting quantities of tin, antimony, copper, and bismuth. The came is still over 99% pure lead but you can now stretch the lead to its breaking point and still maintain a fine grain structure. This alloy also prevents oxidation, which makes for easier soldering and allows for a long shelf life without tarnishing.

Choose from a variety of five different lead alloys. Custom alloys are also available for projects that have specific certification requirements.  

Extra Soft Came - Commonly used by artists who like a malleable product to work with.  
Regular Came - Most popular in restoration projects. 
#2 Alloy - Medium strength and also our best selling lead came (Do not confuse #2 for percentage of antimony).  
4% Antimony - Significantly stronger than #2.
6% Antimony  - Our strongest alloy.

• Can we make custom dies for our customers?

Yes. If we don't already have a profile that matches a customers requirements, then we can custom design a die in approximately five business days.

• Where can I find Cascade's products?

We have distributors world wide. Contact us at info@cascademetals.com for a distributor close to you. 

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• Metals are heavy and expensive to ship around the globe. Are your rates competitive?

We have competitive global pricing and excellent freight rates. Large volume orders can be completed within one week. Contact us at info@cascademetals.com for a free quote today.

• Can I buy direct?

We sell our products through distributors. For further information contact us directly at info@cascademetals.com