What Is: An Alloy

What is an alloy?

Alloys are created by combining two or more metals or a metal with a non-metal to achieve desired properties, such as increased strength, corrosion resistance, or improved heat resistance. Common examples include brass (copper and zinc), bronze (copper and tin), and stainless steel (iron, chromium, and other elements). Alloys allow artisans to select materials that best suit their specific project requirements.