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Archive for Metals

Chromium Facts

Chromium is a type of metal that is hard and has a high melting point.  It is considered one of the most important materials because it’s hardness and corrosion-resistant qualities makes is one of the most industrial metals. This metal is used to create stainless…

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Types of Steel and Their Uses

The following is a list of different types of steel along with their uses.   High Carbon Steel – Has great hardness and brittleness. Used for dies and cutting tools. Low/Medium Carbon Steel – Amenability to welding and tooling. Used for sheeting and structural forms….

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The Synthesis of Rare Metals in Nuclear Reactions

Centuries ago, alchemists sought a magical or scientific formula to create new metals out of existing elements. While they never achieved this goal, modern scientists with access to particle accelerators and nuclear reactors have been able to synthesize several new metals under laboratory conditions. Some…

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Common Metallic Materials

About two thirds of all elements on Earth are metals. Useful Properties of Metals ductility thermal and electrical conductivity strength toughness high melting points Common Metallic Materials Iron/Steel Copper Titanium Aluminum Nickel

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Professor Tests New Alloys for Stronger Structures

In the video below, assistant professor of materials science and engineering, Allison Beese, discusses her process of testing new alloys and composites for stronger structures.  Her goal is to understand how materials can be used in structural applications and how they react when loads are…

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Steel: The Common Structural Material

Steel has been around for thousands of years and has proven a reliable structural material.  Steel is an alloy of carbon and iron and is one of the most common materials used for the framework of structures.  Strength and flexibility combined make up the best type…

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Graphene: Material Stronger Than Steel

Graphene is a material that has the potential to revolutionize products for industries including electronics and bio medicine.  Graphene is almost 200 times stronger than steel while also lightweight and flexible.  With all of these qualities combined into one miracle material, it allows for almost…

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High Quality Sword From Super Strong Metal

Ulfberht is a high-quality Viking sword.  The metal used to make these swords is so incredibly strong that it is astonishing how someone of that time could have created it.  Recent research has found that the origin of these legendary swords is somewhere near where…

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Uses of Steel

Steel is one of the most common minerals used worldwide.  In fact, over 1.3 billion tons of steel are created each year.  So what exactly is steel?  Steel is an alloy made up of iron and other elements.  The elements that must always be present…

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New Alloy With Extreme Hardness

A new high-entropy metal alloy was recently created by researchers at North Carolina State University and Quatar University.  What makes this new alloy so special is that it has the highest strength-to-weight ratio of any other metal material.  A high-entropy alloy is “a material that consists…

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