Category Archives: Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal

Is Aluminum or Stainless Steel Better for Commercial Kitchens?

There is an ongoing industry debate on whether aluminum or stainless steel is better for restaurant kitchen and factory settings. Both metals have useful properties that can be advantageous when applied to the commercial food preparation industry, however, as a … Continue reading

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What is Medium Carbon Steel Used For?

Medium carbon steel is a grade of ferrous metal, meaning that it contains iron. There are vast applications, and thus, benefits, of this highly ductile and strong alloy. Continue reading to learn more about medium-carbon steel, including its most common … Continue reading

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How Much Can I Get for Low Alloy Punchings?

Low alloy steel is a beneficial material because it retains specific chemical compositions that deliver improved mechanical properties compared to conventional mild or carbon steel materials. When such steel is pushed through a punch press production line, punching scraps are … Continue reading

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A Comparison of Ferrous and Nonferrous Metals

Ferrous and nonferrous metals are used in endless industries for thousands of purposes. Many people wonder what the difference between ferrous metals and nonferrous metals, and why that difference means in terms of their use. If you are interested in … Continue reading

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How to Recycle Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal

If you are interested in contributing to the preservation of our Earth’s natural resources, all you have to do is start recycling! Many materials can be recycled, including plastic and paper; but one of the most important elements to repurpose … Continue reading

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The Three Definitions of a Base Metal

Base metals are primarily found in the jewelry industry, but are also quite prevalent in various other manufacturing industries. Continue reading to learn how base metals are defined, which metals fall under this category, and more. Base Metals Defined Technically, … Continue reading

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Is Brass Metal the Same as Bronze?

At first glance, brass and bronze look virtually identical. In fact, it takes a bit of investigation to truly identify whether or not a piece of metal is actually bronze or brass. There are notable differences between the two metals, … Continue reading

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Fun Facts About Aluminum

Aluminum is not just the foil you use for cooking. It is so much more than that! Aluminum metal has a lot to offer society, as has been bestowing its advantages upon us for hundreds of years. In fact, the … Continue reading

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How to Clean Rusty Stainless Steel

If you own anything stainless steel, you probably want it to stay shiny and new-looking. But rust is a common problem for metal, and must be removed quickly in order to stop further corrosion to your stainless steel devices, décor, … Continue reading

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The Four Categories of Steel

There are several styles, grades, and sizes of steel to choose from. In fact, one of the most common questions among steel consumers involves the different types of steel. In order to know which steel best suits your metalwork project, … Continue reading

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