Category: Metals

Interesting Facts About Aluminum

Interesting Facts About Aluminum

There are a wide range of items you use made from aluminum. From bicycle frames and ladders to mailboxes and window frames to patio furniture and even car rims, you… Read more »

Interesting Facts About Zirconium

zirconium

Zirconium is a highly ductile and malleable metal that has a melting point of 3,371 degrees Fahrenheit or 1,855 degrees Celsius. It’s also very resistant to corrosion, which is why… Read more »

Interesting Facts About Invar

Invar Metal

First discovered all the way back in the late 1800s, Invar is an alloy that’s made up of 64 percent iron and 36 percent nickel. Although it was originally used… Read more »

Interesting Facts About Niobium

Niobium

has one of the most interesting back stories of all the elements that have ever been discovered. Way back in the early 1730s, a scientist named John Winthrop found an… Read more »

Cool Facts About Vanadium

If you’ve ever pedaled a bicycle or used a knife to cut up something in the kitchen, you may have benefitted from vanadium. Vanadium is an element that’s often used… Read more »

Interesting Facts About Tantalum

Tantalum has one of the highest melting points of all the elements on Earth. Its melting point sits at approximately 5,462 degrees Fahrenheit, which puts it behind only tungsten and… Read more »

A Beginner’s Guide to Molybdenum

Molybdenum

First discovered way back in 1778, molybdenum is known for being very ductile. It’s also known for being very resistant to corrosion and for having one of the highest melting… Read more »