The Myriad Applications of Bronze Bars and Sheets

In all likelihood, bronze has been around as long as human civilization. Going back to 2500 B.C., ancient Sumerians can be credited with creating this copper alloy as a solution to their dwindling tin resources. Early metal workers took tin and added the metal copper to produce bronze. Its excellent properties and countless practical applications pretty much ensure its continued use for many centuries to come.

Qualities

Steel may seem like a tough metal, but you might be surprised to know that it stands little chance against corrosive elements. On the contrary, the humble bronze is resistant to various types of corrosion such as salty sea water or metal fatigue. In addition, tin and copper are some of the most malleable materials you could find.

As an alloy of these two, bronze naturally possesses excellent malleability, allowing it to be pounded into flat sheets without being torn. As a result, it is a popular material for artisans around the globe. Finally, the hardness and durability of bronze make it a wise investment for long-lasting and high-quality products.

Applications

Combining human creativity with the versatility of bronze has wide variety of artistic and practical applications. With its antique vibe and rich hue, bronze has been a favorite for jewelry makers everywhere.

Bronze bars can be found in a wide range of applications, from maritime vessels to domestic bathroom fixtures. Art also owes a lot to this metal as it plays a big role in sculpture and other masterpieces. Even music relies on bronze: bronze bars are often melted down to create musical instruments. Clearly, bronze is an indispensable part of human society and culture.

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