A Daily Dose of Metal
Numerous industries make use of metals, from transportation to telecommunications and virtually everything in between. In fact, the transportation industry relies heavily on metal, not only in automobile manufacturing, but in building roads and highways that are driven on each and every day. In the following infographic, discover how metal unknowingly effects our everyday lives.
Rare Earth Metals
What are ‘rare Earth minerals’ anyway? They are in fact 17 elements located on the Periodic Table and are essential to the high-tech and clean energy industries. Rare Earth metals are a geopolitical issue, which is an issue not only for companies, but also entire countries. The following infographic provides information about the complex chemistry and political debate about rare earth metals.
Top 10 Famous Steel Structures in The World
Steel is one of the most widely used metals in the construction of many stunning and memorable buildings throughout history. Where traditional structures have several limitations, steel structures overcome all these drawbacks and serve reliable features. Here is a visual that features the top 10 famous steel structures in the world.
How Steel Changed the World
Here is an infographic that chart the progress of steel throughout history. It summarizes steel’s integral part in the industrial revolution, looks at the rise of steel usage in skyscrapers, steel’s role in today’s world, sustainability and the future of steel.
Steel: The Backbone of the World Industry
Since the beginning of the industrial age, steel has been an essential raw material. According to the World Steel Association, the global steel industry directly employs more than two million people with an additional two million contactors and four million people in supporting industries.
20 Common Metal Alloys and What They’re Made Of
Metal is a very common material and can be found almost everywhere and in everything. However, have you ever stopped to think about how metals are created? How about what can be created when metals are mixed together? This infographic lays 20 common metal alloys and what they are made of.
The Melting Points of 80 Elements, Substances, and Metal Alloys
Here is a visual that features the melting and freezing points of 80 well known elements, substances, and metal alloys. A melting or freezing point determines when a substance will change from a solid to a liquid state. Some naturally occurring materials can require thousands of degrees worth of heat to reach such a point.
Top 10 Strongest Metals on Earth
Metal is defined by several properties including compressive strength, tensile strength, yield strength, and impact strength. The following infographic provides in-depth information about the properties, uses, and interesting facts about the top 10 strongest metals on earth.
The 5 Strongest Metals and Their Properties
Metals are so strong due to the forces of attraction which hold metal ions together. Metallic bonds are the strongest type of atomic bonds. In this infographic, learn more about the five strongest metals and their properties.
The Benefits of Scrap Metal Recycling
Each year in the United States, over 150 million tons of scrap materials are recycled. This includes 85 million tons of iron and steel, 5.5 million tons of aluminum, 2 million tons of stainless steel, 1.8 million tons of copper, 1.2 million tons of lead and 420,000 tons of zinc.
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