Metal Alloys in Industry

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Metal Alloys in Industry

There are numerous examples of metal alloys used in various industries and applications.

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  • Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon.
  • Steel also includes other elements such as manganese, chromium, and nickel.
    • These elements improve strength and corrosion resistance.
  • Steel is widely used in construction and automotive manufacturing.
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Stainless steel

  • Stainless steel is a steel alloy with high chromium content.
    • Chromium provides excellent corrosion resistance.
  • Stainless steel is used in:
    • Kitchen appliances.
    • Cutlery.
    • Medical equipment.
    • Industrial applications.
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  • Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc.
    • Brass often has small amounts of other elements such as lead or tin.
  • Brass is valued for its attractive golden colour.
  • Brass is used in:
    • Musical instruments.
    • Plumbing fittings.
    • Decorative items.
    • Electrical connectors.
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  • Bronze is an alloy of copper and tin.
    • Bronze also contains elements such as aluminium, silicon, and phosphorus.
  • Bronze is known for its strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion.
  • Bronze is used in:
    • Statues
    • Bearings.
    • Gears.
    • Musical instruments.
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  • Pewter is an alloy primarily consisting of tin.
    • Pewter also has small amounts of antimony, copper, and other metals.
  • Pewter is used for:
    • Decorative items.
    • Jewellery.
    • Traditional tableware.

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