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things made out of recycled steel

Products Made from Recycled Steel

Products made from recycled steel. It is estimated that in the USA 85% to 90% of the steel used today is recycled. Now more than 95% of the steel in the junk yards is being recycled. Yes that sounds impossible. It refers to the amount of long term junked steel that is now being shredded […]

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Everyday Items Made from Aluminum

Everyday items made from aluminum. Found to be combined with over 270 different minerals, aluminum is one of the most abundant metals created in the Earth’s crust. The main ore mineral that supplies aluminum is bauxite. Since aluminum has such a low density, is lightweight and malleable, yet still contains a high ability to resist […]

items made out of brass

Common Things Made of Brass

Common things made of brass. Brass is an alloy metal, this means that it is a metal made up of varying mixtures of other metals. To make brass manufactures use a combination of copper and zinc. Its color is very similar to gold so it is desirable to use as an alternative to more expensive […]

items made of bronze

Common Things Made of Bronze

Common things made of bronze. Bronze is a metal alloy that consists mostly of copper, with tin being the primary additive. The term “bronze” is not very precise since there are a number of variations in the metals included in the alloy. Modern bronze is typically 88 percent copper and 12 percent tin. The earliest […]

items made with iron ore

Products Made from Iron Ore

Products made from iron ore. Iron ore is a mineral substance heavily comprised of iron oxides, primarily hematite (Fe203) and magnetite (Fe304). While mostly unusable in its native form, when mixed with a reductant and heated it produces metallic iron (Fe). In the following article, I want to share some products made from iron ore […]

items made with lead

Products Made From Lead

Products made from lead. There are all kinds of metals making up items that are used each and every day. One of the most common of these would be lead. Products made from lead can be found all over, and even in some places that you wouldn’t have thought. Here are several examples of common […]