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Metal is a natural substance that is usually found in minerals. To obtain metal it is first necessary to extract it from its ores, that is, separating it from other substances and refine it to a certain purity. Alloys are materials made of two or more elements, in which at least one component is a metal.

There are hundreds of different metals and alloys, each one with different properties. However, they are all stiff and resist deformation, have high electric and thermal conductivity, are not transparent to light and can reflect it. Metal can be worked – by plastic deformation, casting or sintering – in order to produce a lot of different objects. At the end of object life, metal can be recycled infinitely without losing its original properties. On the contrary, they can even be enhanced.

The exhibition is dedicated to Steel, Aluminium and Copper. It illustrates the metal extraction and processing techniques through the machinery used and the products created.

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GRUPPO FALCK
GALPERTI



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STEEL



Metals

Steel


Area Steel

The collection illustrates the historical and technological evolution of steel, the properties of the material, the working process, the products created, the disposal of objects and material. Historical reconstruction and modern exhibition show the importance of these material: a hydraulic hammer (1740), originally from the Galperti forge; a steel factory (1860), from the Falck Industries; the first electrical furnace for steel (1910), the Stassano Furnace; a Mannesmann mill (1909), from the Dalmine Industries; the innovative Arvedi ESP process (2009).


The innovative Arvedi ESP process (Endless Strip Production)

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