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Top 10 Uses for Aluminium

Aluminium is the most abundant metal on Earth, and it is the third most abundant mineral after silicon and oxygen. It has a lot of desirable qualities, including being lightweight, resistant to corrosion, a great electrical conductor, reflects light and heat, is non-toxic, and is 100% recyclable without losing any Read more…

What is Welding?

One of the most common processes that are applied to metal is welding. Whether you’re a hobbyist or DIY enthusiast, or if you’re a professional working within the construction industry, welding is something you have more than likely come across. Welding involves joining two pieces of metal together to form Read more…

What Is The Difference Between Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal?

Have you ever shopped around for metal? If the answer is yes, then you have likely considered the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It is a question that often comes up in metal-related discussions. The answer is remarkably simple. So, what is the difference between ferrous and non-ferrous metals? Ferrous metals and alloys contain iron, and non-ferrous metals do not, but that is not all. In fact, Read more…

What is Annealing?

There are many different types of metal processes, and annealing is one of them. In this article, we will go through what annealing is, how it’s done, why it’s used and how it compares to other processes such as normalising. So, if annealing is something you’re interested in learning more Read more…

What is Galvanization?

Galvanization (also galvanisation or frequently referred to as galvanising/galvanizing) is a popular method of protecting metals that are more prone to oxidisation or rusting.   The process works by applying a protective layer of zinc to the metal, most commonly used with steel or iron. There are several methods of galvanization Read more…