A metal is a material that, when freshly prepared, polished, or fractured, shows a lustrous appearance, and conducts electricity and heat relatively well. Metals are typically malleable or ductile. A metal may be a chemical element such as iron, or an alloy such as stainless steel.
White metals are any of several light-colored alloys. It is in use as a base for plated silverware, ornaments or novelties. As well as any of several lead-based or tin-based alloys. It is in use for making things like bearings, jewellery, miniature figures, fusible plugs, some medals and metal type. We use,lead, zinc, and bismuth to make white metal bearings.