Uses of Alloys in Everyday Life

When you look around you, it may not be easy to realize the vast number of alloy products in your everyday life. In modern times, the use of pure metals for manufacturing most products in the industry is a rarity. Instead, alloys are commonly used. Unless the product is to be used for corrosion resistance, high conductivity, and ductility, among others, alloys are the best solution. The main reason for using alloys is their durability, strength, and longevity in comparison to pure metals.

An alloy is a metallic material made of a mixture of two or more metals. Alloys can also be made of a mixture of metal and other non-metallic elements. The individual properties of these alloys depend on the variation of ratios and concentration of the elements that create them. There are many different combinations of metals that are achieved by combining several metals. Here is a look at the applications of these alloys.

All about Zamak

Zamak is an alloy comprising of four components that form the initials of the name. They are Zinc, Aluminium, Magnesium, and Copper. Zamak alloys are not only resistant but also easy to work with. Additionally, the alloy is perfect for die-casting because of the remarkable fluidity that makes it appropriate for the mass production of parts. Zamak melts at around 400⁰C and has crucial stainless properties.

Uses of the Alloys

The uses of these alloys are not only vast but also very versatile. They are applicable in:

  • Miniatures
  • Furniture and decorations
  • Costume jewelry
  • Leather products
  • Modeling
  • Figurines
  • Surface treatments such as silver or gold plating
  • Electricity and mechanics mostly for fixings

Additionally, Metaconcept, a leading specialist in non-ferrous metals innovated the ECOBIJAL MS. They are lead-free alloys that are also cadmium-free, nickel-free, and tin-based. Since they are elaborated for laser cutting, they are suitable for arts and crafts. They are also perfect for centrifugal casting with zamak. They are not only useful for all types of jewelry parts, but they also offer better slagging resistance and an exceptional appearance for crafts and jewelry.

As technology continues to grow, innovations in the alloys industry are not left behind. Groundbreaking alloy creations such as zamak will continue to emerge, greatly increasing the use of alloys in everyday life. Furthermore, the alloys are created under strict regulations to ensure that you are safe from any hazardous properties of metals. So, keep using your furniture, jewelry, and decorations made from these remarkable alloys.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.