The discovery of the first metals - gold and copper - created a playground for engineers more than 8000 years ago. With the 86 known metals in the field, we have come far in using these metals to improve upon architecture, design, economic and environmental efficiency, and even invented heart devices like the pacemaker.

The benefits of metal include resistance to damages from rough weather conditions, and aesthetic appeal with custom and textured finishes. Creativity and science have collaborated to create metal masterpieces like the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Cloud Gate in Chicago. Check out Industrial Metal Supply’s infographic below to find out what other inventions metal has inspired, and how metal plays a pivotal role in our daily lives!