Scientists, chemists and students interested in the compounds and especially metals within the periodic table which provides a tabular arrangement of the chemical elements, ordered by their atomic number and electron configuration. May be interested in a new desktop display called Element Blocks which provides seven cubes of periodic elements for you to handle at your pleasure.
Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the Element Blocks and how you can upgrade your existing set to seven if desired or purchase a complete set from scratch.
– Aluminum – Lightweight, yet strong. This material is extremely popular for applications where lightweight strength is needed.
– Titanium – One of the more ‘exotic’ of the bunch. This material is often used in lightweight applications where aluminum just isn’t strong enough.
– Iron – It’s density immediately makes it feel super heavy compared to say, aluminum or titanium. This material alloyed with a little bit of carbon, makes steel which is nearly twice as strong as aluminum.
– Copper – Slightly more dense than iron, yet almost twice as weak. This material shines in it’s thermal and electrical conductivity.
– Tungsten – Another ‘exotic’ material. Super dense, very hard to work and manufacture with. But extremely hard and strong. This is the metal you use when you need to cut other metals.
– Magnesium – When Aluminum still isn’t light enough, and extreme strength is still required.
– Zinc – An amazing metal used for it’s anti-corrosion properties, commonly used to coat steel or as a battery component.
“All metals oxidize under certain conditions, but you can easily prevent this from taking place by keeping them in a low-humidity environment. We actually use stainless steel for the Iron block to prevent oxidation issues we’ve had in the past that can occur during shipping and the copper block has a very small hole located on the bottom of it (not visible during display) to alloy the copper blocks to go through a passivation process that inhibits oxide formation on it’s surface.”
All the cubes are greater than or approximately equal to 90% purity.
“Al” is 6061 aerospace grade aluminum (~96-98% aluminum).
“Ti” is aerospace grade Ti-6-4 titanium (~90% titanium).
“Fe” is actually 303 stainless steel (~80% Iron).
“Cu” is C110 (~99% copper).
“W” is a high purity tungsten-carbide (~92-94% Tungsten)
“Zn” is a Zinc Alloy (~95% Zinc)
“Mg” is an AZ31B Magnesium Alloy (~97% Magnesium)
Source: KickstarterFiled Under: Gadgets News, Top News