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Common Metal Compounds and Their Applications

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Update time : 2020-07-30 09:01:01

Metal Alloys Are Widely Used

Every day, you might come across a metal that you can't find on the periodic table. You may be playing brass instruments with a platinum necklace, cooking in a cast iron pan, and keeping leftovers in a stainless steel refrigerator.


Most common metal alloys were actually invented by man for practical purposes. Some alloys have a long history. Electrum, for example, is a naturally occurring alloy of gold and silver (containing trace amounts of copper) that was used to make the first metal coin in ancient history.

Some Metal Alloys

There are many alloys we all know about, such as steel and stainless steel. Steel is one of the most important and widely used alloys nowadays. Without steel, modern civilization (skyscrapers, Bridges, etc.) could not exist. Stainless steel is used in everything from medical applications to heavy industries because of its corrosion resistance.


Besides steel, there are many other alloys in our daily life. Here are a few of them.

Magnesium and its alloys are common in our daily life. For example, the magnesium lamp used as camera flash, the aluminum magnesium alloy body used for weight reduction, and the magnesium alloy frame used for camera, etc. Another important and promising use of magnesium alloys is in medical applications.


As a metal material, magnesium alloy is mainly used in artificial bones. The main purpose of this material is to aid in bone healing, not to replace human bone, which cannot be replaced. To put it simply, magnesium alloy replaces bone tissue at the fracture site, and its rough surface facilitates the attachment of bone cells and skeletal muscle cells. With the gradual erosion of magnesium alloy, bone tissue and skeletal muscle tissue gradually grow and mature. Until fully healed, the magnesium bone is completely degraded. So magnesium alloys are also known as degradable metal materials.

The degradation and biocompatibility of magnesium alloys are better than that of titanium alloys due to some properties of magnesium alloys.


Aluminum alloy has many characteristics, such as low density, high strength, good toughness and corrosion resistance, etc. It is an indispensable important structural material in aerospace, transportation, machinery manufacturing and even military defense construction. Therefore, with the rapid development of global economy and science, "ultra-high strength aluminum alloy" with excellent comprehensive performance has become one of the key new materials that are being researched and developed at home and abroad.


Titanium alloy is 1.3 times stronger than aluminum alloy, 1.6 times stronger than magnesium alloy, 3.5 times stronger than stainless steel, which is metal materials. At the same time, it also has high thermal strength, good low temperature performance and so on.


Although titanium and its alloys have a short history of application, they have won many honorable titles due to their superior performance. The first to win the title is "space metal". Its light weight, high strength and high temperature resistance, especially suitable for the manufacture of aircraft and various spacecraft. About three-quarters of the world's titanium and titanium alloys are used in the aerospace industry. Many parts originally made of aluminum alloy have been made of titanium alloy.

Titanium alloy is mainly used in manufacturing materials of aircraft and engines, such as forging titanium fan, compressor disk and blade, engine hood, exhaust device and other parts, as well as structural frame parts such as girder separation frame of aircraft. The spacecraft mainly uses the high specific strength, corrosion resistance and low temperature resistance of titanium alloy to manufacture various pressure vessels, fuel tanks, fasteners, instrument straps, frames and rocket shells.Titanium alloy plates are also used for welding of man-made satellites, lunar modules, manned spacecraft and space shuttles.


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