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What is an advantage of alloying metals?


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October 14, 2014 4:18PM

Alloying one metal with other metal(s) or non metal(s) often enhances its properties.

Alloying is changing chemical composition of steel by adding elements with purpose to improve its properties as compared to the plane carbon steel.

Alloys are used in some applications, where their properties are superior to those of the pure component elements for a given application. Examples of alloys are steel, solder, brass, pewter, phosphor bronze and an amalgam.