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A wide variety of metals and metal powders are used within the construction industry, the most common being steel, bronze, brass, aluminium and copper. The majority of manufactured steel is used by the construction industry as it allows structures to be built quickly and cost effectively. Nickel based Stainless Steels have a broad range of finishes giving design flexibility and alongside their strength and corrosion resistance make them a practical choice for public and industrial buildings, examples include the Chrysler and Empire State Buildings. Aluminium is used as it is lightweight but strong, it’s fluidity and high resistance to corrosion gives freedom to architects and designers. Copper can be found in a wide range of construction projects due to its combination of physical properties; conductivity, ductility, strength and corrosion resistance. Unlike other metals it is often used in its pure, unalloyed form and can be found in cladding, flashing and electrical wiring. Copper and its alloys are used in both residential and commercial buildings, they are malleable, lightweight and durable and often used in both water and gas piping. Lead is still widely used in the industry although less so than in the past, it can still be found however in sheet roofing and cladding. Metal powders of aluminium, iron, bronze, brass and copper are used blended with resin to form coatings or a castable product. When polished the resin containing metal powder takes on a variety of metallic effects. Metal powders can also enhance electrical and heat conductivity in flooring, walls and ceilings. Iron powder can be used as a low cost filler behind the decorative surface.

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