Origin of name is from the Latin word "cuprum" meaning the island of "Cyprus". The story of copper and its principal alloys, bronze and brass, is...
Ceramics are strong and heat resistant. A recent discovery found it ideal, not only for many handy everyday objects but also for jet engine production.
Nickel improves our standard of living and is one of the most prized metals in the world. It has anti-corrosion properties and helps build strong economies.
Nickel pig iron gained global market attention when China made it commercially viable in 2005.
Copper's price slid for the third time in three weeks due to copper oversupply. The top 20 producers have increased their output by 5 percent yearly.
Researchers at the University of Kiel in Germany produced a new shape memory alloy, which springs back into shape even after bending it more than 10...
Some base metals are up for a more optimistic year after experiencing declines in recent years.
The acquisition of high-potential mines is on the uptake, with Global Ferronickel Holdings, Nickel Asia, Sirius Resources and Metals X staging takeovers.
Nickel has become the most unpredictable commodity item in the metals segment thanks to its volatile prices and its capability to divide economic entities.
Nickel prices could only recover if there is a supply deficit, economists say.