Zinc Questions, Answered!

Zinc Questions, Answered!

Zinc is a chemical element represented by the symbol Zn. It is blue/white in colour when in a room temperature environment, but can be polished to a bright shiny finish. Zinc is a base metal, and is often used to galvanise steel, protecting it from corrosion. This...
Aluminium Questions, Answered!

Aluminium Questions, Answered!

Aluminium is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13. Aluminium has a low density and is therefore used in transportation such as cars, bikes, boats and airplanes. It is also rust resistant, and because of this is used in element prone areas such as...
Steel Questions, Answered!

Steel Questions, Answered!

Steel is an alloy1 of iron, carbon and other elements. Steel is low cost, and high in tensile strength2, therefore is commonly used in infrastructure, machinery and weapons. It is estimated two thirds of cans in your local Coles or Woolworths are made from steel. It...
Metal Colour Trends 2019

Metal Colour Trends 2019

The metal colour trend forecast for 2019 is in, and it’s predicting bold! Gone are the days of simple grey, black, white and silver metal. Today we have the resources to coat perforated metal in any colour to suit your bold and bright project needs. This...
Fastener Corrosion Protection

Fastener Corrosion Protection

Here in Australia, 85% of the Australian population live within 50km of the coastline. Our home is girt by sea. This means a large portion of Australian houses are located in corrosion zones, which becomes an issue when the wrong metals are chosen for the construction...
Preventing Thread Galling

Preventing Thread Galling

What is Thread Galling? Thread galling occurs when the friction and pressure applied during installation, causes the male and female threads to seize together. Thread Galling has also been referred to as “Cold Welding”, because the bond formed once the...
Metal Straws

Metal Straws

Recently, Coles and Woolworths have removed single use plastic bags from their stores in an effort to combat the negative effect plastic is having on our environment. The integration of their 4 kinds of reusable bags, has allowed for consumers to be more aware of the...
Metal Toxicity

Metal Toxicity

Humans are exposed to heavy metals every single day. Metals are found in the water we drink, the land we walk on and the products we use daily. While we actually need small doses of some heavy metals to keep our bodies functioning, extended and large dosages of...
Metals in Medicine

Metals in Medicine

Metal, believe it or not, is not purely used in building and construction. In this day and age, regular advancements in technology allows for extensive breakthroughs in modern medicine and medical procedures. Today, the use of metals in medicine is quite common in the...
Safety on the Construction Site

Safety on the Construction Site

Within the period of a decade in Australia, 401 workers died on construction sites. A majority of these construction site deaths were as a result of falls from heights, electrocution and vehicle collisions. A 2015 report identified the most common injuries obtained in...
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