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19 Jan 2016

Bodycote Looks Back At The History Of Metallurgy

Interactive Infographic Charts 10,000 Years of History

History Of Metallurgy

Bodycote, the world’s largest thermal processing services provider, announces the launch of their Interactive History of Metallurgy after taking a look back at the long history of metal processing and heat treatment.

Containing over 200 high quality images and numerous videos, Bodycote pays homage to the artisans from thousands of years ago along with the scientists and inventors of more modern metallurgy and engineering by charting important and fascinating discoveries.

Starting in 8700BC with the world’s oldest known copper artefacts, all the way through to the modern processes that Bodycote undertakes daily, the resource charts the development of metal working from the mystical and utilitarian requirements of early mankind through to the scientific and technical breakthroughs of the 20th century.

Bodycote, the leader in an industry that dates back thousands of years, developed the interactive resource to explore the evolution of metallurgy and heat treating and to acknowledge the collective work of scientists and engineers whose hard work and discoveries have enhanced the properties of metals and alloys making them better suited to deliver safer, more durable results in an expanding field of applications.

You can visit the Interactive History of Metallurgy at

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About Bodycote

With more than 180 accredited facilities in 24 countries, Bodycote is the world’s largest provider of thermal processing services. Through heat treatment, metal joining, surface technology and Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP), Bodycote improves the properties of metals and alloys, extending the life of vital components for a wide range of industries, including aerospace, defence, automotive, power generation, oil & gas, construction, medical and transportation. Customers in all of these industries have entrusted their products to Bodycote’s care for more than 30 years. For more information, visit

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Jim Seward | Inbound Marketing Manager
Bodycote plc