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Metals are characterized by good electrical and thermal conductivity, high mechanical strength, ductility, malleability and durability. They are recognizable by their brightness called "metallic luster". and are solid at room temperature (except mercury). The most commonly used metals in industry are iron, aluminum, copper, zinc, silver, gold and nickel. Some metals also have the ability to form alloys with other metals, which can improve their physical and chemical properties.

Metals are used in many common applications. Since the 1980s, their consumption has exploded, to the point that some are now considered critical raw materials.

Iron, for example, is widely used in building structures because of its high tensile strength and ability to support heavy loads. Aluminum is a lightweight, corrosion-resistant metal used in aircraft, ships and automobiles. Copper is an excellent electrical and thermal conductor and is used in the manufacture of electrical cables and water supply systems. Zinc is used as a protective coating against corrosion and oxidation. Silver and gold are precious metals, used in jewelry and electronics.

Metallic materials can be shaped industrially by various processes, such as casting, forging, drawing, rolling, machining or welding. They can also be combined with other materials such as carbon, silicon and boron to create alloys with specific enhanced properties for industrial applications.

It is important to note that some metals such as mercury, lead and cadmium can be toxic to humans and the environment.

TESCAN ANALYTICS provides a range of services to help industry players better understand the metals they use.

Our laboratory assists metallurgy industrialists such as steelmakers, foundries or manufacturers in solving their material problems. From chemical composition to metal microstructure, such as grain size, structural defects and impurities, our team of experts will provide you with results to improve your performance.

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All these problems and many others have been solved by our team. Our complete range of equipment and our expertise allow us to offer you the optimal analytical solution.