If it’s a Tuesday in November, it must be Name That Metal Day. Every Tuesday this month we are challenging readers to see how well they know their metals and alloys. We have analyzed a sample and taken a screen shot from our handheld XRF analyzer. Can you guess what the metal/alloy is by looking at the analysis results? We’ve given you some hints. Don’t peek at the answer until you’ve taken a guess.
Today’s challenge involves two types of popular aluminum alloys. They visually look the same, but handheld XRF analysis shows a difference. Can you Name that Alloy?
(If you have trouble seeing the image below, you can download the pdf here: Name That Metal #3.)