Belmont Bulletin

High-tech testing

Creating a custom alloy requires careful attention to details Combining materials together into an alloy broadens their possible uses, minimizing undesirable properties and strengthening advantageous ones. The permutations are seemingly endless, and small tweaks can have a big effect on the alloy’s characteristics. Add Carbon to Iron to create Carbon Steel. Take it one step…

Finishing touch

Electroplating provides manufacturers with design flexibility Consumer products often are manufactured out of one metallic material and then plated with a thin layer of another to enhance or change their chemical, physical, and mechanical properties or make them more aesthetically pleasing, for instance, in the case of jewelry. Electroplated products also make an appearance in…

Creative castings

By molding red metals, artists and designers create unique sculptures, jewelry—even furniture Artists can let their creativity flow with red metal alloys, such as Brass and Bronze. Bronze, especially, has been used in artistic applications for thousands of years, and many well-known sculptors, among them Donatello, Rodan, and Giacometti, have worked with these materials. Harry…

Chemical reactions

ACS Reagent-grade Tin and Zinc for use in chemical analysis and compound creation Tin and Zinc are essential components of many alloys, but uses for these two elements extend beyond solders, die castings, galvanizing, and plating. Reagent grades of Zinc and Tin can be used in chemical analysis or other reactions. In organic chemistry, reagents…