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Metals 11 Facts

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  1. Every newborn will need 32,700 pounds of iron, 3,593 pounds of aluminum, 1,500 pounds of copper and 750 pounds of zinc in their lifetime.
  2. Metal, steel and aluminum lose no quality during recycling and can be recycled unlimited times.
  3. Most modern electronics devices contain over 35 minerals.
  4. Copper can slow down the growth of germs. This makes it perfect for making surfaces frequently touched by humans, such as doorknobs.
  5. Seat belts are made with molybdenum because it’s a strong metal, and metals only bend and dent, not break.
  6. Goalposts are also using molybdenum to increase their toughness and resistance to corrosion.
  7. Steel hinges on refrigerators can support more than 140 pounds of door weight without failing.
  8. The process of casting can retain steel’s strength at elevated temperatures. That’s why you can find it in a kitchen stove, engine and cylinders.
  9. Form freedom and elastic characteristic that molten metals offer, gave shapes to many art objects and countless bronze statues.
  10. Chosen for its ductility and flexibility, steel accounts for about 50% of the weight of the average automobile.
  11. In almost all products that consist out of multiple parts, at least one of these parts will be formed out of sheet metal, e.g. beverage cans, classic car bodies. The main reasons for this popularity are that sheet metal can be cheap, forming and joining operations can be done rapidly.
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