Monthly Archives: February 2009

Aluminum, uses and processes

Tweet Aluminum, uses and processes Companies who specialize in aluminum cast parts usually also offer zinc cast parts. Die-casting is the preferred method for manufacturing small cast parts. The other metals used in casting aside from aluminum and zinc are … Continue reading

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The secret of the most useful metal in the world

Tweet The secret of the most useful metal in the world. It is the 1st metal in terms of abundance, making up about 7-8% of the earth’s crust. Ironically, it has been hard to mine and use this metal for … Continue reading

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Aluminum, from the Mines to the Airplanes

Tweet Aluminum, from the mines to the airplanes. Aluminum is mined in countries such as Suriname, Kazakhstan, Jamaica, Guinea, Russia, India, China, Venezuela, Brazil, and Australia. It is malleable, ductile, has a good heat conductivity and electrical conductivity, has high … Continue reading

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The irony of aluminum

Tweet The irony of aluminum Aluminum cans, foil, silver paint. All these would not exist if aluminum were not present in the earth’s crust. Alternatively, they would be very expensive if Charles Martin Hall and Paul Héroult did not discover … Continue reading

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Aluminum analyzed

Tweet Aluminum analyzed The world needs such a wide range of products made out of aluminum that some metalworking companies concentrate their businesses solely on aluminum products. Yet even when narrowed down to this one metal, the production activities for … Continue reading

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