Belmont Bulletin

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Beryllium alloyed with Aluminum Provides Oxidation Benefits

Aluminum is a highly desirable metal in the manufacturing industry due to its many applications. This silvery-white metal is the most widely used nonferrous metal in the world that can be found in airplane parts, home appliances, food processing equipment, cooking utensils and building materials. When this metal is melted and cast, oxidation can be…

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Powdered Metals Providing Versatile Appearance in Painting Applications

During the final phase of the manufacturing process, many products and components are coated with a paint to create a more aesthetically-pleasing appearance as well as to seal over the material to improve corrosion and stain resistance. When talking about most painting applications, people are aware of both oil-based and water-based paints. Yet metallic paints…

Brass and Bronze: Popular Use in Home Hardware Applications

Craftsman of home cabinetry, doors, windows and other features require hardware finishings to add functionality and beauty to the room. Home hardware consists of a wide range of applications, including door knockers, knobs, handles, hinges, cabinet pulls, and even air register covers. These items are typically made of a solid metal such as brass and…

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Global Manganese Market: How Chinese Tariffs Affect This Commodity

Many base metals need to be alloyed with other materials to help improve their mechanical and structural properties. In addition, metals may be added into the melt to remove impurities. Manganese is one such material that lends a range of positive characteristics and aspects when combined with other base metals and alloys. It is mainly…