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Stainless Steel and its Various Uses

25th January 2011
Stainless steel is the most widely used type of steel today. It is an alloy of steel and chromium, forming a very durable and strong metal. In some places in the world, it is more popularly known as "inox" steel, which comes from a French description "ino... Read >

Metal Expansion and the Uses of Corrugated Metal Sheets

25th January 2011
Expansion or perforation is the process of shearing a metal plate in a press to create voids that are surrounded by interlinked bars as it stretches to a sheet. This process is done to achieve a corrugated surface on the metal sheet without reducing the u... Read >

Nickel, Applications, Biological Role and Limitations

25th January 2011
Nickel is one of the most popular metals in the metal world. Along with copper, silver, gold and other essential metals, nickel possesses various useful characteristics that gave it a significant spot in metallurgy. Its first use can be traced back 3500 B... Read >

Aluminium, Characteristics, general Uses and Drawbacks

24th January 2011
Aluminum is one of the most abundant elements on earth and the most abundant natural metal around. Making up over eight percent of the earth’s crust, only oxygen and nitrogen are more abundant. This makes it one of the most widely used materials in the fi... Read >

Uses Of Non Ferrous Metals

22nd December 2010
Metals coming from non ferrous metallic elements are composite metals that do not have significant content of iron in their structural integrity. Generally, non ferrous metals do not have any magnetic properties, have higher melting points and are much st... Read >

Cupronickel As An Industrial Alloy

22nd December 2010
An alloy is a partial or full solution of one or more metallic elements. A full solution alloy has a single microstructure of solid phase, whereas partial solution alloy has two or more phases of matter that produce a homogeneous metallic product. Alloys ... Read >