Whether you’re using bronze tubes for an architectural project or an art installation, it’s important to think ahead in terms of how your piece will look in the future. Despite its timeless appeal, bronze is a material that undergoes a lot of changes. Over time and when exposed to the elements, bronze undergoes a natural […]
Copper is highly regarded by craftsmen and artisans for its excellent properties, such as corrosion resistance, electrical or thermal conductivity, and ease of fabrication. One often overlooked trait of this material, however, is its propensity for lightning protection. What many don’t know is that when copper roofing is used in conjunction with lighting protection systems […]
Most metals have practical uses, but there are a few that stand out in terms of application. Copper, for example, is used for making a wide range of valuable materials, including electrical wires, semiconductors, electromagnets, and many more. This, however, is just a tiny fact about copper that you most likely already know. Following are […]
Malleability refers to the ability of metal to be stretched or compressed into thin sheets through applied pressure. It is measured by the compressive stress a metal can tolerate without breaking or tearing. This property is unique to certain metals and considered useful for many different applications, which range from scientific to everyday use.
According to the International Copper Study Group (ICSG), global copper production has declined by around two percent due to shortages in various countries, including Chile (the world’s biggest copper producer), Canada, and Mongolia. Copper, however, remains to be in demand globally because of its use in various industrial applications and the fact that it has […]
Have you ever wondered how the different metal parts in your vehicle or in any good-sized machine in your home or workplace were made? With their precise cuts, shapes, and sizes, there’s no way they could have been sculpted by human hands. Even the most skillful metalworkers are incapable of cutting through extremely tough materials […]
Copper and brass are two materials that craftsmen and designers love to work with because of their versatility and sturdiness. While the material is impressively strong such that it can build humongous and solid structures, it is also malleable enough to form and shape as needed.
No matter the season, there is no denying the appeal of metals in interior design. Brass and copper in particular are two of the most favored materials to work with for the designers because of their strength, durability, and versatility.
An alloy of copper and zinc, brass is widely used in various industries. Though the generic term used is “brass,” there are more than 60 different types of it. Their properties are not the same but all brass are known for their strength, corrosion resistance, and machinability. They’re also conductive and easy to produce and […]
Brass is one of the most commonly used metals. Its application ranges from architectural cladding to lamp sockets to jewelry. You can also see it in marine and industrial equipment. While many choose brass for its flexibility of use, some may overlook the value it gets from its environment-friendliness.