THE NEW WAY OF BUILD CARS!

Aluminum builds a better vehicle. Aluminum’s use in autos and commercial vehicles is accelerating because it offers the fastest, safest, most environmentally friendly and cost-effective way to increase performance, boost fuel economy and reduce emissions while maintaining or improving safety and durability. From mass-market vehicles like the Ford F-150 to luxury cars like Audi, Mercedes Benz and Land Rover, aluminum is increasingly the “material of choice” for automakers thanks to its strength and environmental advantages. The Aluminum Association’s Aluminum Transportation Group (ATG) communicates the benefits of aluminum in transportation through research programs and related outreach activities. For more information on how aluminum is driving the cars of today and tomorrow.

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Performance benefits
Because aluminum is lighter, it allows automakers to increase dent resistance—they can make body panels thicker while still lowering weight. And a lower weight vehicle has better acceleration, better braking, and better handling. In addition, lighter vehicles can haul and tow more because the engine isn’t carrying unneeded weight.

Environmental benefits
Nearly 90 percent of automotive aluminum scrap—more than a half-million tons a year—is recovered and recycled. To place this in perspective: Recycling 1 ton of aluminum saves the energy equivalent of 21 barrels of oil. The environmental wins continue: An aluminum-intensive vehicle can achieve up to a 20 percent reduction in total lifecycle energy consumption and up to a 17 percent reduction in CO2 emissions.

The history of aluminum in cars
A growth market today, aluminum has been a key material for automakers since the beginning. The first sports car featuring an aluminum body was unveiled at the Berlin International Motor Show in 1899. Two years later, the first engine with aluminum parts was developed by Carl Benz.Following World War II, aluminum had become inexpensive enough to be considered for use in mass-produced vehicles. A breakthrough occurred in 1961 when the British Land Rover company produced V-8 engine blocks made with aluminum cylinders. From there, aluminum automobile parts gained a foothold in wheels and transmission casings and then moved into cylinder heads and suspension joints. This infinitely recyclable metal is now the leading material for use in powertrain and wheel applications and continues to gain market share in hoods, trunks, doors and bumpers—and complete vehicle structures.

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Aluminum structures are pretty strong and trustable, also has multipurpose functions. You use it in almost daily life products too. China as the top producer of aluminum sheets and Shanghai Metal Corporation which is based in China is one of the leading businesses in the manufacturing of metalworking industry. We can produce and export the best quality of multipurpose aluminum foil and other metal products and service. We prioritize the efficient of manufacturing and environmental sustainability.

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China, Second Biggest Producer of Copper In The World (List of Top 10 producers)

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Most copper is mined/extracted as copper sulfides from large open pit mines in porphyry copper deposits that contain between 0.4 to 1.0% of copper. This is the case in some mines in Chile and the United states .

According to the British Geological Survey The amount of copper in use is increasing and the quantity available is barely sufficient to allow all countries to reach developed world levels of usage.
It was reported by the US Geological Survey (USGS),  the global production of metal increased by 400 million tons between 2013 and 2014 reaching 18.700 million tons, although the demand for copper decreased compared to the previous year.

1. Chile (Mine Production: 5.800 million tons)

Chile’s copper production has been increasing for the last decade although technical and regulatory issues could slow down the trend. between 2013 and 2014 the production increased from 5.780 to 5,800 tons.

2. China (Mine production : 1.620 million tons)

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china’s copper mine production 2006-2014 Source: statista.com

China is the largest refined copper producer, but it lacks copper mineral deposits. It has to import unprocessed copper ores and copper scrap.
China increased its copper production in 2014, putting out 1,620 million tons of the metal compared to 1,600 million tons in 2013. Reuters reports that notes that the country’s production increased during the second half of the year, due to the re-lauching of a 100,000-tonne-a-year smelter Liaoning province (North east of China) after 5 years of inactivity.

3. Peru (Mine production: 1,300,000 tons)

between 2012 and 2013 peru’s prodcution didn’t change much. In 2013 the country produced 1.300.000 tons.  But it is expected that the mine production could rise by as much as 10 percent in 2014, and Peru’s energy and mines minister, Jorge Merino, has projected a 17-percent increase in copper production alone thanks to several new projects and also the the expected increase of foreign investments in the mining industry.

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Copper factory – Source: cnbc.com

4. United States (Mine production: 1,220,000 tons) 

5. Australia (Mine production: 990,000 tons)

6. Russia (Mine production: 930,000 tons)

7. The Democratic Republic of the Congo (Mine production: 900,000 tons )

8. Zambia (Mine production: 830,000 tons)

9. Canada (Mine production: 630,000 tons)

10. Mexico (Mine production: 480,000 tons)

Being at the heart of the booming copper industry, Shanghai Metal Corporation offers a wide range of copper products . You can visit the company’s website , contact us and follow us on twitter and facebook for more information and news on metal.

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ALUMINIUM – THE BATTERY OF THE FUTURE

Why do we like so much aluminium at Shanghai Metal Corporation? This is a very easy question. Because aluminium is a very versatile material that can be employed for a wide range of purpose. For instance, according to some specialized websites in the near future aluminum may be used in the production of various electronic devices batteries. The researchers of the University of California at Stanford have announced the development of aluminum-based batteries promising better performance and a lower impact on the environment compared to current models made of lithium.

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What is more special about the aluminium batteries is that, not only their life would be significantly higher than conventional batteries (7,500 versus 1,000 cycles), but especially we should be able to fully recharge them in just a minute. Moreover, the aluminium batteries could be applied to a high number of devices such as smartphones, electric cars and laptops.

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Since aluminum is very less expensive than lithium, a further advantageous feature of the aluminium battery would be its lower cost of production. Furthermore, aluminum guarantees the total absence of any risk of fire. The environmental benefits are obvious. A smartphone battery  that takes only one minute to charge results in a considerable decrease in energy waste.

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Do not  forget that Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection metals such as aluminum which can be use for various applications. Check out our aluminium sheet/plate, widely used in the production of automobile, building wall and celings. Feel free to contact us for further information. We have English-speaking staff who will be more than glad to help you.

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Metals & Co – more than a table

Today Shanghai Metal Corporation wants to take you again to one of the well-known capitals of fashion and design in the world: Milan. We have already mentioned the Italian city for hosting the upcoming 2015 EXPO, but this new article deals with the major Italian event for interior design: SaloneDelMobile.

“The Salone del Mobile is the global benchmark for the Home Furnishing Sector. An invaluable tool for the industry as well as an ongoing, quite extraordinary promotional vehicle. The Salone made its first appearance in 1961, designed to promote Italian furniture and furnishing accessories on the export market, and it has continued to do so impeccably, ensuring that the quality of Italian furniture is known to all four corners of the earth, and continues so to do, with half of all its visitors coming from around the world.” (from http://salonemilano.it/en-us)

Among the furniture presented, here is a selection of unique tables featuring metals and several material such as wood, glass and crystal. Because the metal goes with everything!! Take a look!

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Euclide di Domitalia. Wodden top plus a support structure made of painted  bent sheets steel.


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Notorius di Marioni. The brass work structure and the oval top recall the 40s’ atmospheres.


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B 110 di Dale Italia. Lacquered iron legs support an antique oak flat surface recovered by old Italian roofs.


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Argo di Mara Srl. A folding table with chromed metal conical legs, featuring lockable wheels.


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Hystrix by Cattelan Italia. An innovative table made of glass and painted iron.


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  Status by Calligaris. An essential combination of wood and metal.


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Memo di Lema. A linear assembly of fine wood and lacquered aluminum.


Take you time and come visiting our website. Did you know that Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection of metals?  You can for instance take a look at our aluminum department products. Do you need aluminium foils? We have them! Or maybe you are looking for aluminum sheet plate? We can help you! Not just aluminium, but also copper, steel and so on. Do not hesitate to contact us.

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Aluminium & Bikes

Today, Shanghai Metal Corporation brings you to the world of aluminium. Did you know that aluminium is one of the main materials a bike is built of? If you want to know more about aluminium and bikes don’t miss this post!

The first bike we present you today is a Paul Timmer’s creation. It is a very innovative bike made of wood and aluminium. Yeah, exactly! We are talking about a wooden bike! What’s more special is that all the aluminium features are realized through a 3D printer. It’s the first time that this method is employed for the construction of a bike. The bike weighs 11 kilos. The  frame is strengthened by aluminum parts that improve performance without burdening the bike. Paul Timmer works as a designer and a carpenter in Amsterdam.

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Here is what Timmer’s website says.

The wooden bike is made from solid ash. It becomes strong enough by extraordinary attention to detail. This frame is built completely from the ground up. No standard parts are used to build the frame. All custom non-wooden parts are 3D printed aluminium. The external fork and woodwork are a result of the reinvention of the bike frame.

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The second model that we want to show you today is the bicycle without rays which can be folded into a backpack. This bike is made of aluminium and weighs 10 kilos circa. It has been designed by the thirty year old Gianluca Sada. This young engineer from Turin, in Italy, came up with the idea of this bike  while watching kids playing. The peculiarity of this aluminum bike is that its wheels do not require rays.

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The history of folding bikes dates back to 1878. William Grout was the first to design one. The bike designed by Gianluca Sada has the advantage of being able to fold in a few seconds, reaching the length of an umbrella. Here is what Gianluca Sada said about his SadaBike:

The objective of this project is to have a cycle with standard dimensions ( wheels 26 “) and have a small package during transportation. The wheels have no spokes, the minimum size in closing, the system folder with the single movement, the packaging container can also be used as a backpack, are innovations of this script. The starting point of this research is the study of art that starts from an overview of the urban individual mobility to reach, then, the folding bicycle.

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Do not  forget that Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection metals such as aluminum which can be use for various applications. Check out our aluminium tube/pipe, widely used for transportation. Feel free to contact us for further information. We have English-speaking staff who will be more than glad to help you.

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Aluminium & Food

Since their creation, aluminium products have been very useful for food. Actually lots of people ignore aluminium is a very young metal, even though is the third element on earth. Aluminium production started about 150 years ago, but at that time it was a very expensive material, mainly used for jewels and silverware. In 1866  Paul-Toussaint Héroult and Charles Martin Hall did patent the process of electrolytic fusion and afterwards, Carl Josef Bayer found out how to transform bauxite in alumina.

At the beginning of 1900 few factories all over the world started manufacturing household aluminium, but its popularity would grow up in 1940 when many companies realized its potential application for food conservation.
In few years household aluminium products received a great appreciation from consumers, because its low cost and its useful application at home. Household aluminium foils and aluminium containers were useful for food and beverage conservation and moreover aluminium products ensure a higher level of protection than plastic products.
Below there are some exemples of household aluminium products

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Recently household aluminium products have been brought into question because some people had assumed that the usage of aluminium containers in microwave oven could be unhealthy or even toxic for people. But, according to the results of Fraunhover Institue (the Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization), aluminium products can be used as food containers without causing any damage to health.

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Fraunhover Institute tested 200 different microwave ovens containing household aluminium containers. Aluminium containers contained different food, like smashed eggs, water, mashed meat or lasagna. None of these foods got any damage or contamination from the aluminium container or aluminium foils

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Thus demonstrates that aluminium containers can be used in the microwave oven and they don’t damage our health if used in the proper way and moreover this test highlighted that aluminium container is better than other materials because it ensures a more uniform cooking of food even though it requires some minutes more than plastic containers, but food cooked in aluminium containers have a better appearance and a better taste than food cointained in a plastic one.

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DID YOU KNOW…

  •  1 kg of recycled aluminium requires 71 used aluminium cans.
  • It’s possible to recycle endlessly every aluminium product.
  • Actually the production of an aluminium can requires 40% less of aluminium than 25 years ago.
  • Every year Italy consumes 1 miliard and 700 milions of aluminium cans.

As one of the leading manufacturer and suppliers of aluminium products in China, at SMC, we offer aluminium foils and containers in different sizes and features, depending on your needs. Our products are very popular because they are very versatile and can be used for literally anything!
Shanghai Metal Corporation is the ‘go-to’ place when looking for high quality of aluminium products. Do not hesitate to make contact with us or make any inquiry to know more about our full product range, and get to know what types of products we have in store. We manufacture different varieties of aluminium containers, with different size and colors. Visit our main website to learn more about us.

 

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Matteo M.// SMC Editor

A New Design of Apple Macintosh

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The Macintosh or just Mac, is a series of several lines of personal computers, manufactured by Apple Inc. Steve Jobs introduced the first Macintosh on January 28, 1984. It featured two things – the mouse and the graphical user interface. At the beginning Macintosh was targeted for two primary markets : knowledge-workers and students. Steve Jobs hoped that this new computer would become the second desktop appliance.

The evolution of Apple design

Apple II.  1977 with famous rainbow Apple logo

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Apple III. 1980

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Apple IIe 1983

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Macintosh 1984

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Macintosh Plus 1986

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Macintosh Classic II 1991

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Modern Macintosh 2015

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 Modern curved Mac has similar technological components as the current macbook “air” and it also features the same high-quality aluminum casing that is used for macbooks, iPhones and iPads. You can still notice few differences as 11.6 inch touchscreen controlled either by mouse or by keyboard with the illuminated logo on the back. This new model is available in silver, gold and gray variants.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation follows modern trends and also manufactures good-quality aluminum products used in various applications. For more information visit our main website or send us inquiry. English speaking staff will guide you further. Don’t forget to follow us in Social Media platforms to learn more about a company.

    

Silvia M.//SMC Editor

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Love Interstellar? Know more about aerospace

space 5New movie era is coming! People tired from a stupid blockbusters, movies which doesn’t consist with at least a small idea ,  they are really looking forward to learn more about space…unblock all the secrets that are hiding in our big world, get a knowledge about cosmos,  they are in need to know that it’s not only us in this boundless universe.  It’d been started from a Star War… Galactic Civil War…Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader…fascinating! And recently Avatar, John Carter, Gravity,   Guardians of the Galaxy and this year Interstellar and who knows what  the future movie industry will show us…

It’s always amazing to learn something new…and I’m going to tell you about real product which is commonly used in our world!

Hydraulic Press

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What’s more exciting that Hydraulic press is widely used in aerospace, automotive, appliance, hardware, coinage and other production industries. The machine frame is entirely welded with steel plates, compare with the common machine. This machine has high rigidity and precision. The machine is fitted with Siemens HMI screen, and accurately controlled by the main system. Accurate magneto strictive position sensors and pressure sensors. Shanghai Metal Corporation is renowned for providing superb quality and assures the best performance of Hydraulic machines at all times.

For a more information you can check our website or send us your inquiry, we have English-speaking stuff that will help you to find the best product for you. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and download an application by scanning QR code below.

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Maria Z.// SMC Editor

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Entertaining Traffic Signs

Traffic signs or road signs provide some information to the road users that are important for the order, safety or the direction of their destination, but…is it always the case ? Your trip can become boring at some point, however you might probably encounter some road signs that can provide your journey with some entertainment. Check them out :

No flaming cars?Explosive cars aren’t allowed !

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Top-speed surgery ! Can you believe it !?


Must be convenient for trucks or buses

Who goes 19 ?????
Can anybody go at exactly 19 ? 

Sign of the times...
That sign is more drunk than us !

They must have Stong bikes in Ireland
Beware of bikes !


They always do the road work when you’re late 

Maybe find an alternate route
Never drive fast when you can’t see what’s beyond the road

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Freedom for chickens !


Thank you !


This is what’ll happen if you drank before driving


You’re almost there ! Don’t give up !


Watch out for crawling drunks !

Having some absurd or weird traffic signs can be entertaining and might give some relieve to the tired drivers. If you’re interested in adding some funny sign boards in your place, Shanghai Metal Corporation can provide you with entertaining traffic signs following your requirements. The quality of our material is designed for improved image retention. Please contact us if you have questions, our English speaking staff will be glad to help you.  Also visit us on social media to know more about us.

    

Sources :
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Ayu P.//SMC editor

Shanghai Metal Corporation-The Solution To All Your Metal Needs

SMC being the leading Manufacturer and Supplier of metal products has demand for its products varying across several sectors of society and industries. Whether its the construction industry looking for heavy duty industrial materials and building systems, or direct consumers looking for new, unique ways of enhancing their homes, we’ve got everyone covered! Container swimming pools are the new urban, hip way to design pools, and are also environmentally friendly,as they’re made with recycled containers.

SMC offers a wide range of high grade products, serving needs of customers all year round. With products like Glass Wool board, our customers can enjoy winter with proper insulation provided by our glass wool and aluminium thermal insulation.  At SMC the environment is also a great concern  of ours, for instance, glass wool insulation makes the home more energy efficient, since less adding heating such as electric heaters are needed when the house ceilings are insulated with glass wool. Again, with recycled shipping containers, one can enjoy unique movable swimming pools in their home. Why not? Who wouldn’t want to be able to move their swimming pool!

More fun and unique goods can be derived from our main products.Metal has also proven to be a more sustainable and durable material to use in home decor items and consumables. Contact us for more information.

With this said, SMC provides products across all sectors of the economy. We supply inputs to other industries such as the manufacturing and car industries; our main customers in these areas being Toshiba, LG, Philips etc.  SMC also provides products such  as aluminium and galvanized steel for roofing material directly to the construction industry. Many products such as household hardware within the home get their metal components from us.  SMC feeds metals to both the light metals industry (appliances and small machinery) and the heavy industry.

Ever wondered where the foil used to get your hair tinted comes from? SMC aluminium is used to make products like foil paper.  You may find another cool discovery being that we also provide the aluminum sheet which is used to make the tins used to store canned drinks such as Coca-Cola etc.  That’s us! SMC has the solution to ALL your metal needs!

Lebogang Seopane// SMC Intern

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