History and Science of Metallurgy
Extracting metals from their ores and converting them into alloys of desired properties is the basics of metallurgy. Metallurgy involves metal processing, extraction metallurgy, mechanical metallurgy, and physical metallurgy.
Metallurgy is an archaic science and is believed to have existed since around 6000 B.C.E. when the first metal that is ‘Gold’ was first invented. The process in extracting metal involves firstly the identification of the metal in nature. The first metal had a distinctive color which made it easily identifiable. The second step was of separating the metal from the other rock dust and other impurities.
Metallurgy Needing Translation
One of the challenges in early years of metallurgy was finding the concentration of specific metal at a given spot. These were the days when the information related to metallurgy was required for domestic purpose and there was no need for business translation or services related to metallurgy from one language to other.
Metallurgy translation is a type of business translation adapting information related to metallurgy from source language to target language. In today’s modernized world of globalization, the companies involved in the metal extraction field have been looking out for new markets for expanding business across the international boundaries. This has made it necessary for companies to take advantage of business translation if they are serious about expansion in any market.
Example: Japanese Companies in Latin America
The reason why companies investing in metal extraction need business translation for any important information can be explained in the following example. Considering gold's demand and cost in the market, it has attracted several companies in metal ore extraction field from lucrative countries all over the world. Gold is found in various locations globally. Today, one can find Japanese companies involved in extraction of gold from different locations in Latin America. Japanese companies have to carry out a comprehensive study including identification, separation, and further processing for getting gold into its pure form.
Many times such companies, like these Japanese companies, are hired just for identifying where the exact spot and concentration of gold is in a specific region. After performing such work, the information collected needs to be translated from Japanese language to Spanish language for the Latin client that has hired the Japanese services.
It can also be the case that the Japanese company that has bought a property with gold deposits in Latin America has to send various forms of information related to their findings to the primary company in Japan. If the information at the site in Latin America is in Spanish then such information has to be translated into Japanese by a professional working in the field of business translation who has the language skills to accurately incorporate metallurgy terms into the translation.