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Activity Discussion Science & Technology What are alloys? Why do we make them?

  • Yathaarth

    May 8, 2021 at 11:41 am
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    1) Alloys are mixtures of metal with other elements and the valuable combination of which is governed by the properties needed.

    Generally, alloys are considered metallic in nature that is they have good in thermal and electrical conductivity.

    2) Now we see the definition of Alloys :-

    Alloys are combinations of metals or metals and other elements. An alloy is one type of homogeneous mixture of two or more metals or a metal and non-metal.

    3) We have a look some examples of Alloys and that is :-

    Pure aluminium is related to soft metal. Pure copper is a soft completely. The other examples of alloys and that is :-

    Steel, Bronze, Brass etc.

    4) Now we study about why alloys are important

    Alloys have so much variety of uses. Actually, the Interpretation of alloys reduces the material’s price and maintains the metal’s desired properties. The combination of metals improves material properties and offers resistance to oxidation and mechanical strenghth.

    5)Now we study why do we make alloys :-

    Alloys makes them more useful than pure metals alone.

    Alloys are made to increase the hardness of a metal :- An alloy is harder than its components. Increase the tensils strength: Alloy formation increases the tensile strength of the parent metal. Increase corrosion resistance: Alloys are more resistant to corrosion than pure metals.

    All metals are used as alloys – that is, mixtures of various elements – because these have properties to pure metals superiorly. Alloying has done for so many reasons, to increase the strength typically, increase resistance of corrosion, or less the costs.

    Most of the cases, Alloys are mixed from commercially pure elements. Mixing is related to easy in the liquid state but slow and difficult in the solid state, so that many alloys are made by melting the base metal.

    We have already seen the examples and that is :-

    Iron, aluminum, copper and then adding the alloying agents.

    The largest deliveries of alloys are melted in air, with the waste being used to protect the metal from oxidation. A large and increasing amount is melted and flowed in a vaccum chamber entirely. This allows close control of the composition and minimizing oxidation. Many allowing elements are required in the opening charge, and melting is done with electricity either by induction melting or ordination heating.

    Induction melting is conducted in a vessel, while in induction melting the melted droplets drip from the induction on a water-cooled droplets base and are solidified immediately.

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