Our modern world is much more complex than most of us give it credit for. A lot of historians today prefer not to refer to our period in history as more advanced or enlightened but as more complex, a sign of respect for the past and an understanding of the cyclical nature of progress. We are not living in a period of progress so much as we are living in a time of unparalleled complexity in terms of social and mechanical structures. We certainly live in a time that is much more complicated, in some ways, than any other time in history. That’s for sure. But what makes this time so much more complex than any other time in history? Is it our stainless steel products, our steel composition, our many uses of alloys, the types of alloys we have? Is it our aluminum bronze casting or our ability to build cars, skyscrapers and planes at an ever increasing rate? Or it something a little more subtle and mysterious,
What is monel and is monel magnetic? If you’re interested in metals, their history, and their uses, read on to find out more about this fascinating metal.
- What is monel? If the name sounds a bit odd, that’s because it was named after a person. Monel is an alloy with a base of nickel and copper and various types and amounts of other additives.
- Where did monel come from? It was created by a metallurgist in the early 1900s. He names it for the director of the International Nickel Company. The creator, Robert Stanley, later became the director himself.
- Why is monel useful? The great thing about monel is how resistant it is to corrosion, and that was the point of making it. Also, is monel magnetic? No, not at most temperatu