Aluminum Archive

Common Steel Alloying Agents

Alloying can be defined as mixture of metals. Steel is a mixture of iron and other elements but mostly Carbon and the carbon in a steel alloy most likely contribute up to 2.1% of its weight. The process of alloying is used to alter the chemical composition of steel and develop its properties over carbon steel

In Airplanes, Lighter is not Always Better

There’s a saying in the aircraft manufacturing industry: “Lighter is better.” After all, with lighter parts, comes huge savings for the airlines that operate the aircraft. It all comes down to fuel efficiency after all. According to a press release in 2012 by the IATA, fuel accounted for about 1/3 of the airline industries operating