Freshlook Engineering & Products ltd are not just sheet metal fabricators. Try this snappy quiz and test your knowledge on the sheet metal industry. Perhaps you’ll learn something new and share a few facts with your colleagues.

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1. Which type of metal conducts heat faster?

A. Smooth

B. Rigid

 

2. Some metals can be drawn out into a string, which of the below cannot?

A. Gold

B. Mild Steel

C. Tool steel

D. Silver

1.2B

 

3. Which is hotter; mercury’s melting point or the normal human body temperature?

A. Mercury’s melting point is hotter than the normal human body temperature

B. Mercury’s melting point is cooler than the normal human body temperature

C. Mercury’s melting point, and the normal human body’s temperature are the same

 

 

4. Why is brass commonly used for handrails and door knobs?

A. Brass is antimicrobial

B. Brass is lightweight

C. Brass is inexpensive

D. Brass is the softest metal

1.4

 

Find the correct answers below!

 

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Answers

We hope you’ve learnt something new with this Quickfire Quiz. Check your answers here!

  1. A. Smooth…
    This is because the path of resistance is much shorter. All metals are primarily shiny, hard solids that are good conductors of heat and electricity. Silver conducts electricity better than any other metal.
  2. C. Tool steel…
    Ductile metals, mostly alloys, can withstand heat stress. If tensile force is applied these materials can be stretched into a wire. If compressive force is applied, they can be deformed into sheets. Common ductile materials are copper, aluminum, and steel.
  3. B. Mercury’s melting point is cooler than the normal human body temperature…
    Mercury’s melting point is at -38.83ºc but is a liquid at room temperature. It turns entirely into a gas at 356ºc! Other metals melt close to room temperature, for example Gallium will melt in the palm of your hand.
  4. A. Brass is antimicrobial…
    The surfaces of brass (and bronze) is natural antimicrobial, which means it kills bacteria. Brass is a copper alloy. All copper alloys are naturally antibacterial.

 

1.4B

 

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