Tagged: metal

Ace of Spades

Compressorhead is a project of Berlin-based artist Frank Barnes and collaborators Markus Kolb and Stock Plum consisting of a robot “band” that plays on real electric and acoustic instruments. The robots are made from...

Making copper the ancient way

Historically, copper was the first metal to be worked by people. The discovery that it could be hardened with a little tin to form the alloy bronze gave the name to the Bronze Age....

Casting a bronze axe

Wait for the cut… Tito4re casts an axe out of bronze (88% copper 12% tin) using 3 kg of copper and 400 grams of tin. The weight of this axe is 2,6 kg. This...

Aluminum can engineering

Bill Hammack details the engineering choices underlying the design of a beverage can. He explains why it is cylindrical, outlines the manufacturing steps needed to created the can, notes why the can narrows near...

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

On May 31,1986, John Heyn and Jeff Krulik filmed Judas Priest fans in a concert arena parking lot in suburban Maryland. Thirty years later, Heavy Metal Parking Lot is hailed as one the greatest rock documentaries...