Metals are good conductors of heat and electricity, and have many uses in today’s world. But did you know there are many types of metals?
Ferrous metals are made of iron and include: stainless steel (iron, chromium, nickel, manganese and silicon) and carbon steel (iron and carbon). Nonferrous metals include copper, brass, bronze and aluminum.
Many native metals have been combined into alloys to improve their properties.
What are native metals?
Native metals are metals found in nature and include: gold, copper and silver.
It was during the Bronze age that the practice of mixing of metals into alloys began.
Iron minerals are abundant in nature, and when melted, is stronger and more durable.
During the Iron Age (2nd millennium B.C.E) that iron metallurgy began. It contributed to the progress and expansion of civilizations.
The more you know. . . .
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