Industrial metals are a vital component of the world’s economy. At Eagle Alloys, we supply custom cut and shaped metals to companies in a wide range on of fields, including those in the chemical, manufacturing, technology and aeronautics industries. Regardless of your specific needs, we’re ready to assist you every step of the way.
As important as metals are to the global economy, the world probably don’t know as much about them as we should. Here are three interesting facts about the industrial metals.
Metals have ultra strong melting points.
Thanks to having sturdy metallic bonds, metals have extremely high melting points, making them an ideal component in industrial settings. Notably, when compared to other pure metals, tungsten has the highest melting point at an incredible 6192° Fahrenheit, with a boiling point of 10706°Fahrenheit.
Aluminum was once more valuable than gold.
You can go back to any point in history and learn that gold has tremendous value, and still does today. After all, haven’t we all seen some sort of commercial about investing in gold? Nevertheless, did you know at one point in time that pure aluminum was worth more than gold and most other precious metals? It seems crazy to hear that today, but until new methods were created in the 1800’s to simplify the process of grabbing aluminum from the earth’s crust, aluminum was a top dog on the precious metal block.
Aluminum is the world’s most prevalent metal.
Did you know that aluminum makes up over 8% of the earth’s crust As such, it’s the most prevalent metal in the world, making it an affordable yet reliable option for industrial business.