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    All About Al: Choosing the Right Aluminum Alloy

    Posted by Jim Smith, Jr. on 2018 Jan 10

     

    In manufacturing, aluminum is rarely pure. Instead, manufacturers form alloys that dramatically increase aluminum’s strength and stiffness, while maintaining its other desirable properties. Both professionals and non-professionals often make comparisons between aluminum and steel, because the two metals are both used for such a wide variety of products.

    But comparing aluminum to steel is a bit like comparing apples to oranges: steel is already an alloy, while aluminum is an element. Carbon steel, a basic steel alloy, is composed of iron (Fe) and carbon (C). Pure aluminum, despite its many winning properties, is too soft and not strong enough for most industrial applications. But aluminum alloys can be thirty times stronger than pure aluminum, and regularly exceed steel in strength-to-weight ratios.

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    Tags: Processes, Aluminum Casting, Aluminum, All About Al, Metals

    8 Key Metals Used in Casting

    Posted by Deb Pipoly on 2017 Oct 10

    This blog post is about metal.

    No, not that kind of metal–actual metal, like the kind that your car is made out of, that replaced your uncle's bad knee, that holds up the skyscrapers downtown, that keeps cruise ships afloat,  that built the rocket that catapulted the telecom satellite into space so you can have an internet connection, that makes up that satellite...

    A lot of things are made out of metal. You get the idea. 

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    Tags: Materials, Metals

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