Metallurgy is a branch of engineering that focuses on the study of metals and their transformation into useful products for society. These metals are used for the manufacturing of an extensive line of products, both simple and complex: electronic devices, home appliances, automobiles, and planes.
The metallurgic industry is an economic sector that works with the manufacturing and production of metals from minerals. It includes the extraction of metallic minerals such as iron, copper, aluminum, gold, and silver, as well as the posterior refinement and transformation into final products.
Metallurgy also is important for the development of infrastructure, being an ally of engineering and architecture as it provides essential materials for building constructions such as roads, bridges, and other structures.
On the other side, the energy industry focuses on producing and distributing energy this includes the generation of electricity, the production of fossil fuels (such as gas and oil), along with the development of technologies for renewable energies such as wind and solar energy. As well as metallurgy, the energy industry is also fundamental for modern societies as it provides the necessary energy to feed the global economy and day-to-day activities.
These two industries, metallurgic and energetic, are very attached with each other as the first one is fundamental for the production of many materials used for the energetic industry.
Many of these materials used in the energetic industry, such as Steel, aluminum and coppers are produced through metallurgic processes. In the energetic industry, such metals are used to build metallic structures as support, along with turbines, tubes and other indispensable components.
Steel is used in the construction of wind energy, copper is used in the production of cables and other electric components. Aluminum is used to build solar panels and energy.
In this way, one industry is a support and ally of the other one, together, they help to the growth and development of modern society.