Metal-Based Materials

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Metal-Based Materials

Metal-based materials are used for a variety of different applications.

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Advantages of metals

  • Metal offers strength advantages in the construction and engineering trade.
  • Metal works with a high degree of accuracy.
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Categories of metals

  • Metal can be classified into three categories: ferrous, non-ferrous, and alloys.
    • Alloys are a combination of two or more metals.
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Origin of metals

  • Metals originate from a type of rock called ore.
    • Ores contain metals in their purest form.
    • Large furnaces are used to obtain metals from ores.

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