Metal ranks among the oldest and most important construction materials humanity has ever used, and it offers properties that wood, rubber, and glass cannot. In fact, several prehistoric eras are named after the common metals used during that time, such as the Iron Age, Copper Age, and Bronze Age, which all followed the Neolithic period in Europe. The Industrial Revolution, meanwhile, drove the production of metals such as steel and copper and brass to new heights, needed for new levels of construction. Skyscrapers, cars, trains, and much more need steel, and today, this is still true. Today’s forges are making […]
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