Using minor metals from Belmont Metals in Brooklyn, NY can greatly improve your manufacturing process. These metals are often added to master alloys to improve certain desirable properties. For example, electrolytic manganese is often added to steel, aluminum and copper master alloys in order to increase the metal’s ferromagnetic properties.
Types of Minor Metals and Their Benefits in Manufacturing
Minor metals are often added to metal alloys in order to improve certain characteristics, like strength to weight ratios and heat resistance, and they are often used as coatings for other metals in order to prevent corrosion. Some minor metals, like cupric oxide and tellurium, are used as pigments.
Minor Metal Benefits
- Adhesives and Sealants – Silicon lumps are often used in the manufacturing of adhesives, sealants and rubber.
- Alloying – Manganese flakes as well as silicon lumps, calcium, titanium and lithium are often mixed with master alloy metals in order to improve strength to weight ratios.
- Coatings – Cadmium pellets are often melted down and used as a disposable coating to protect other metals from corrosion in order to extend the useful life of the part.
- Electronic Components – Chromium is often mixed with copper to manufacture electrical switch contacts. Minimum tellurium is often used to manufacture items with thermoelectric properties.
- Heat Resistance – Certain minor metals, like lithium, can be used to increase the heat resistance of glass and certain ceramics.
- Strengthening – Cobalt cathodes and squares are often mixed with other metals in order to increase wear resistance. Minimum antimony is often mixed with lead in order to improve strength.
- Weight Reduction – Titanium pieces are often combined with aluminum in order to increase the strength of the metal while reducing its weight.
Minor Metals at Belmont Metals in Brooklyn
Belmont Metals in Brooklyn can manufacture the minor metals you need in order to keep your manufacturing business running. Our metals are always manufactured with the strictest quality controls so that you get exactly what you need. If you need a custom minor metal, feel free to let us know. We would be happy to work with you on your custom metal needs.
To learn more about our powered and minor metals and to place an order, call us at 718-342-4900. We would love to talk to you about our wide range of minor metals.