5 Reasons Why Alloys Can Never Replace Metals Completely 47

5 Reasons Why Alloys Can Never Replace Metals Completely

The following article is a guest post.

In the eyes of ordinary people, metals and alloys are the same. They only think of metal as one family of similar components that are harder than any other structural components such as wood or concrete. This is a common misconception.

Alloys and metals are different. Each type of metal is made up of a single element found in nature. Copper, gold, silver, and iron are just some examples of metals. On the other hand, alloys are not found in nature. They are man-made. They are composed of two or more metal elements.

Alloys are known to be hard and durable. Even so, alloys alone are not enough to replace metals. Here are five reasons why:

  1. Flexibility

Since alloys are known to be hard and durable, they are not as flexible as metals. Metals are ductile and malleable. They can be compressed or reshaped without breaking them. You can even use a hammer to change the shape of a metal while it’s impossible to do so with alloys.

This is the reason why metals are used as wires and cables. Jewelries such as necklace and rings are metals. Alloys cannot be used for such things.

  1. Durability

Alloys are durable in terms of hardness. It means it’s hard to break by force. However, durability cannot be measured by strength and hardness alone. Durability also means remaining the same for a long period of time. In layman’s term, it means long life. Anything that lasts long is durable. Alloys fall short in this.

If you compare gold with alloy, gold will last longer than alloy. It’s because alloys erode over time, whether or not they are exposed to pressure.

  1. Recycling

You can recycle metals such as pure iron, copper, silver, tungsten, aluminium, etc. after discussing Australian scrap metal prices with a reputed dealer. This is impossible for alloys because they are made up of two or more elements, which can hardly be separated even through sophisticated processes. Alloys are hard enough to separate every element in them. The only thing you can do to recycle an alloy is preserve or restore the structure to reuse them.

  1. Conducting

Heat and electricity are important things in the modern world. As technology develops faster, anything that can be used for electricity or anything that requires heat is highly important. Metals are good conductors of electricity and heat. They can be used to transmit electricity directly to any electrical device.

Alloys are not good conductors of heat and electricity. If your cooking pan is made of alloys, it will take you forever to fry an egg. This is why kitchen wares are made of metals.

  1. Polishing

Things that are made of metals can be polished to look shiny. Silver is one best example of a metal that has this characteristic.

Although polishing seems to be for aesthetic purposes only, it can also perform certain functions. Flashlights work because of reflectors, and reflectors are metals that are polished properly. You can’t do it with alloys. Nonetheless, alloys can be mixed with metals that can produce a shining effect.

Conclusion

Alloys can never completely replace metals, but both are indispensable.

We need alloys as much as we need metals. Today’s market prices change greatly from day to day as there will always be a demand for metals and alloys, particularly in larger industrial nations. Even when the supply has diminished, it can be repopulated through the scrap industry and through mining.

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Should You Buy an Ecommerce Business? 11

Should You Buy an Ecommerce Business?

If you have the funds to make an investment, but you are not sure which is the best option, a good idea would be investing in an ecommerce business. They represent the businesses of the future, and it is already a known fact that they are very profitable.

With an online business you can choose to build it yourself, but that is not what we are recommending. In our opinion, buying an ecommerce business comes with more advantages and in this article we will talk about some of them.

You won’t have to deal with the tough work.

The first days are the hardest when you decide to start a business by yourself.

First of all, you have to decide exactly what kind of products you want to sell and then find the suppliers for them. You need to create a quality customer service, come up with marketing strategies, develop the site, SEO, and many other things.

But when you buy an online business you won’t have to deal with any of these. A business that has been around for a while already has all these things and this means that you won’t have to deal with them. However, you should make sure that you do a little bit the research before you buy the site. You need to make sure that everything matches your requirements.

Successful business model.

Quitting While You're Ahead! Understanding the Limits of Natural Business Growth

When you are just getting started it is hard to tell whether your business will make it or not.

In some cases, it might even be complicated to come up with a strategy that will sell your products. Nevertheless, this problem does not occur when you are buying an online business.

In this situation, you already know that the business existed for a few years, which means that it generates enough revenue. It also means that the traffic and customers are established already so there is almost no risk.

However, before you buy a website you will need to make sure that the financials are accurate.

You can choose to buy a business from an online marketplace such as Exchange by Shopify. This way, data such as traffic and financial reports will be delivered by the platform, not the seller, so you will know for sure that they are 100% real.

Cross-sell potential.

If you already own an ecommerce business it might be a good move to buy another one. By getting another one you will gain access to additional customers, email addresses and traffic, which could be really helpful for you.

If you analyze the metrics of the business a bit you will be able to tell how to cross-sell existing products. Tools like shopping cart data and Google Analytics should help you determine customer behavior, including the returning rate and how many items per order are there.

Cross promotion between email lists could be a great marketing tool if it is used correctly, and even using “competitive” discount could be a way to make customers move between the two businesses.