5 Amazing Properties Of Metals

5 Amazing Properties Of Metals

Wednesday, 17th of September 2014

In the mind of most people 'metal' is a pretty mundane word. If you were asked to imagine something metal, you would likely picture something hard, something magnetic, something rusty, something grey; possibly something silver or bronze. But as there are over

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A World Without Aluminium: What Couldn't We Do

A World Without Aluminium: What Couldn't We Do

Thursday, 24th of July 2014

If you asked the average person what the world would be like without Aluminium you would probably get a reply like “We'd just have to drink coke from a glass or plastic bottle, wouldn't we?”. This would technically be a correct answer, but the fact of

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Why & How Is Steel Recycled

Why & How Is Steel Recycled

Monday, 21st of July 2014

As one of the most recycled materials in the world, we have been recycling steel for over a century and a half; resulting in what is now one of the most effective, efficient and widespread recycling process. Steel is a ferrous metal, meaning that it is made

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Everything You Need To Know About Galvanised Steel

Everything You Need To Know About Galvanised Steel

Thursday, 26th of June 2014

As the most common element on the planet, iron has made its way into nearly all aspects of human life, and has done so for thousands of years. This has never been more the case than it is today, as even when we are not using iron in its base form, we still

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The Tensile Strength Of Mild Steel & How It's Measured

The Tensile Strength Of Mild Steel & How It's Measured

Wednesday, 4th of June 2014

Due to the way in which the atoms of solid materials are laid out, the way in which stress is applied will not only affect how they break but also at what point. Tension and compression is a perfect example of this, as a material may be exceptionally sturdy

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