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What metal is in a screw?

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The most common screws are steel, which is made from iron. Screws manufactured for special purposes are made from other metals, including aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, stainless steel, and titanium. Some screws may contain alloys of more than one metal, and steel screws may be plated with zinc, nickel, copper, etc.

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There are many different metals and each has a different density, so the weight of a particular size block of metal would vary depending on which metal it was made of.

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From a fraction of a gram (for an M3 * 10) to several kilograms (for an M24 *300)

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