February 16, 2013
Titanium May Soon Become Cheap and Plentiful
The Economist, The Economist
ALUMINIUM was once more costly than gold. Napoleon III, emperor of France, reserved cutlery made from it for his most favoured guests, and the Washington monument, in America’s capital, was capped with it not because the builders were cheapskates but because they wanted to show off. How times change.
TAGGED: aluminum, titanium dioxide, titanium, rare earth metals, metal