Over 100 informative articles about all kinds of topics of interest to the metals community have been posted this year to our Analyzing Metals blog. Check out these top seven posts, then subscribe so you don’t miss a single article.
Fake Gold Bead Necklaces Fooling Shop Owners This jewelry store owner lost almost $2,000 because he relied on magnets and acid — archaic methods of analyzing precious metals.
Does Platinum Migrate During Electrode Assembly? When manufacturing a Membrane Electrode Assembly, the aim is to maximize the surface area of platinum that is electrically connected to the conducting support. Any loss of surface area decreases efficiency.
Did You Test Your Metals Knowledge with the “Name That Metal” Series? During November we published a series of four challenges to guess what the metal/alloy was by looking at the analysis results. We even gave a few hints. Start at the first one and see how you do.
VIDEO: Did You See the Video of a Scrap Metal Employee Who Found a Piece of “Steel” worth $30,000? Did you hear about the day a scrap metal magnet wouldn’t pick up a 10,000 pound piece of steel so they brought out the handheld XRF instrument to analyze the non-magnetic metal. Within seconds they discovered it was really pure Molybdenum (Mo) solids.
New High Fluidity Zinc Die Casting Alloy Covered by ASTM Standard To achieve high quality steel strip, thickness gauges are used to detect and correct deviations in thickness in real-time. X-ray gauges are the optimal thickness gauge technology to provide the speed and accuracy required to operate a cold rolling mill.
INFOGRAPHIC: Copper – An Important Mined Resource Copper was one of the first metals ever extracted and used by humans, and it has made vital contributions to sustaining and improving society since the dawn of civilization.