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Comparing the Melting Points of Alloys with Their Constituent Metals

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1.   Introduction to Alloys An alloy is a blend of 2 or more chemical elements, one of which is supposed to be metal. Different substances of controlled amount are added to a metal to form alloys with desirable properties. Examples of alloys like stainless steel, bronze, and brass are applied to various fields including construction, […]

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7 Most Abundant Metal Elements in Earth’s Crust

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Introduction The crust is the outermost layer of the Earth, making up 1% of the planet. It is composed of solid rocks and minerals formed, which are usually slowly formed over a long period of time. A range of elements can be found in the Earth’s crust, among which 7 of the 10 most abundant […]

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Something You Need to Know about Molybdenum Strip

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Introduction to Molybdenum Strip Molybdenum strip is well-known for their resistance to heat and corrosion, and they are widely used in a number of applications and fields. Advanced Refractory Metals (ARM) is a global supplier of molybdenum products. We offer molybdenum products of various shapes and sizes at a competitive price within a short lead […]

Something You Should Know About Zirconium Pipes

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What are Zirconium Pipes and Tubes? Zirconium pipes and tubes are famous for their long-lasting strength in extreme temperatures and chemical environments. They are used extensively in various fields like chemical industries and nuclear sectors. Advanced Refractory Metals (ARM) is a global supplier of metal materials. Zirconium pipes and tubes in different sizes and grades […]

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Molybdenum in the Steel Industry


The addition of molybdenum greatly increases the strength, toughness, heat resistance, corrosion resistance, and weldability of all types of alloy steels. Although molybdenum is primarily used in the steel industry, it has a wide range of properties that are expanding its use in other alloys and in the chemical industry. Traditional Mo-Co/Al2O3 and Mo-Ni/Al2O3 are […]

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Why are Refractory Metals Used in Nuclear Reactions?


Refractory metals are metallic elements of the periodic table with unique properties such as extremely high melting points. However, they can remain solid at room temperature. These characteristics make these materials ideal for research-based and critical nuclear reactions. What Are Refractory Metals? Refractory metals possess a melting point above 2,000° Celsius (3,632° F) and are […]

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Refractory metals are a group of metallic elements that are highly resistant to heat, wear, and tear. These metals are popular and widely used because of their unique and desirable properties and behaviors, especially their resistance to corrosion and their extraordinary resistance to wear and heat. These refractory metals are mostly used in the fields […]

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What Are the Furnaces with the Highest Temperature Ever Made?

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Furnaces are used for heating purposes. They are used to heat up substances such as metals, iron, ores etcetera which are to be reshaped or modeled. They are basically used in providing high temperatures for industrial work. Generally, there are four (4) popular types of furnaces. They are; natural gas furnaces, oil furnaces, electric furnaces, […]

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What are the Military Applications of Tungsten?

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Tungsten (W) is an element with an atomic number of 74. It is a metal found on the earth, usually as a compound with other elements. Juan Jose and Fausto Elhuyar, two Spanish chemists, brought about its discovery in 1781. It was discovered as a composite of an element known as Wolframite and eventually isolated […]

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What Material is a Crucible Made of?


The use of crucibles can be traced back several years before the industrial revolution. And today, it is an essential item used either in laboratories for conducting high-temperature chemical reactions and analyses or in large manufacturing plants for melting and calcining metal and ore; they may be made of clay, graphite, porcelain, or a relatively […]

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