Advice

Know Your Metals

Know Your Metals

Here at Modern Out, we use all different types of materials for our products to better customize and make them unique. Each metal is special and very different from one another. 

Aluminum is the lightest material we use, but it doesn’t sacrifice on strength. This particular aluminum alloy has an excellent strength to density ratio—it’s the same alloy used in transportation applications, lacrosse sticks, camping utensils, and anything else that needs to be lightweight yet strong. It’s also shiny and playful and tarnish resistant.

Stainless Steel is popular for it’s high strength and corrosion resistance. Stainless steel feels substantial in your hand and around your neck. It’s softer than titanium and aluminum, but still virtually indestructible. Stainless steel is hypoalerginc which is great for those who have sensitive skin.

Brass is bright and attractive, and even more than stainless steel, it carries a substantial heft. Brass is our favorite metal to play with and has long been a popular metal due to its workability and durability. It’s been used since prehistory—the Roman period saw intentional production of brass via cementation of metallic copper and zinc. It’s a majestic, even monumental, metal. We polish each brass product until it glows before it leaves our workshop, and it develops an attractive patina over time.

Titanium is one of the most expensive metal that we use for our products. It feels magically light, but it’s incredibly hard—twice as hard as aluminum. In fact, it has the highest strength-to-density ratio of all known metals. It’s completely corrosion resistant, and has excellent biocompatibility, making it essential for surgical applications. It’s a magnificent, lustrous, metal and even more hypoallergenic than stainless steel.

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