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The Irreplaceable Qualities Of Metals

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No matter how much people love to call it a digital age, the truth is that we still belong to the metal age. Despite the invention and over-usage of plastic products in most industrial applications, metals still rule in the manufacturing industries. The whole process of changing ores into smooth shiny metals for useful products can be quite costly and tough. However, the strength and durability is unmatched by anything else. There are many companies which offer services like contract slitting, shearing, stamping and OEM slitting. The usage of metals is not just restricted to one industry or area of application, in fact they are used in variety of areas including both domestic and industrial. Here are five of the most commonly used metals and their uses.


Iron is the most commonly used metal around the world, and probably one the most abundant in the earth’s crust. It is also one of the metals found richly in the human body. Hence, it also has medicinal uses as well. One major cause behind its large scale industrial use is its role in the making of steel, which is one of the most durable and resistive materials. The iron is well known for its even-heating property.


The most abundant element in the earth’s crust is also one of the most widely used in the world. One specific reason behind this is the metal’s low density and resistivity to corrosion. Its uses range from every day household usage, such as tin cans and aluminum foils, to gigger industrial and manufacturing applications, like cars and aircraft manufacturing. It is also an ingredient in solid rocket fuel and thermite.


Being known as one of the first metals used by man, copper still is among one of the widely used material in the word. It was also one of the ancient material to be used for making tools and even coinage. This is because it is ductile and easy to work with. Copper is mostly seen in the form of alloys as it is too soft to be used in its actual form. It is a good conductor of temperature and charge. Therefore, it is mostly used in wirings and piping.


Already known as the space age metal, titanium is predicted to replace most of the materials used around the industries today\these days. However, its expensive and tiring mining process is keeping it from being used so commonly as Aluminum or steel. Titanium is proved to be powerful, durable and anti-corrossive in comparison to steel. It has the highest strength to weight ratio of all the competitors. All these qualities, along with its light weight, make it an ideal material for spacecrafts and military jets. Typically, it is used in making highly water -resistant diving watches.


Unlike other widely used metals, zinc is hard and brittle. It is anti corrosive, and hence it is primarily used in galvanization, for example coating of iron and steel. another usage of zinc is in batteries along with lead.

Connor R. Sullivan has been researching contract slitting in order to write an article on the subject. He learned a lot about OEM slitting and how it is processed.

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