METALS

With the world’s aerospace industry becoming ever more global, Zsquared’s flexibility enables us to meet the demands of this challenging, fast paced, market. We source from the highest quality international suppliers for supply of materials in this sector.

Products

We are able to offer a wide range of materials from British, American and German specifications to customer specific grades.

  • Aluminum Plate, Sheet, Bar and Tube
  • Copper Alloys
  • Copper, Brass and Bronze
  • Nickel Alloys
  • Steel Plate, Sheet, Bar and Tube
  • Titanium Plate, Sheet, Bar and Tube

Five metals are: gold, silver, bronze, copper and iron

The history of metals is thought to begin with the use of copper about 11,000 years ago. Gold, silver, iron (as meteoric iron), lead, and brass were likewise in use before the first known appearance of bronze in the 5th millennium BCE. Subsequent developments include the production of early forms of steel; the discovery of sodium—the first light metal—in 1809; the rise of modern alloy steels; and, since the end of World War II, the development of more sophisticated alloys.

“metal” is cast more widely to refer to all chemical elements in a star that are heavier than the lightest two, hydrogen and helium, and not just traditional metals. A star fuses lighter atoms, mostly hydrogen and helium, into heavier atoms over its lifetime.

A metal in the form of a gravy boat made from stainless steel, an alloy largely composed of iron, carbon, and chromium.