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  • What Is Galvanized Iron?

    What Is Galvanized Iron?0

    From nails and bolts to bridges and framing components, countless items are made of galvanized iron. Galvanized iron has actually been around for centuries, with some of the earliest recorded uses dating back to the 17th century. In recent years, however, it’s become an increasingly popular alternative to traditional iron as well as other metals

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  • 5 Myths About Aluminum Debunked

    5 Myths About Aluminum Debunked0

    Featuring the atomic number 13, aluminum is a silver-colored metal that’s used extensively in the manufacturing industry. It’s prized for its unique characteristics, making it a versatile material in the production of countless consumer and commercial products. Even if you’re seen and used aluminum, though, there are probably some things you don’t know about it.

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  • Copper vs Aluminum Wiring: Which Is Best?

    Copper vs Aluminum Wiring: Which Is Best?0

    Copper and aluminum are two of the most common materials used in the construction of electrical wiring. Both metals are conductive, so electricity encounters little or no resistance when traveling through them. Aside form being conductive, though, copper and aluminum don’t share many other characteristics. As a result, each type of electrical wiring has its

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  • Did You Know? How Steel Is Made From Iron

    Did You Know? How Steel Is Made From Iron0

    Steel is one of the world’s most versatile materials. Defined as an alloy of iron and carbon, it’s both strong and durable. Furthermore, over two-thirds of all steel produced in North America is recycled annually, according to the American Iron and Steel Institute. To make steel, however, metalworking companies must perform several steps involving the

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  • Why Iron Rusts (And How to Prevent It)

    Why Iron Rusts (And How to Prevent It)0

    Iron is arguably one of the world’s most important metals. It’s relatively strong, lightweight and malleable, making it an effective material for countless products. In its natural state, however, iron is highly susceptible to rusting. Over time, the versatile metal will become corrode, resulting in the formation of iron oxide, which is more commonly known

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  • Why Gold Is Used in Electronics

    Why Gold Is Used in Electronics0

    With an average price of nearly $1,500 per ounce, as of October 2019, gold ranks as one of the most expensive metals in the world. Even with its high price, though, it’s commonly used in the manufacturing of electronics. From desktop and laptop computers to smartphones, TVs, video game consoles and more, countless electronics contain

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