Category Archives: Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal

Technologies Used to Sort and Separate Scrap Metal

The metal recycling process involves several steps that are equally important to the overall enterprise. From collecting and transporting materials, to sorting, processing, smelting, purifying, solidifying, re-purposing, distribution, and more, the scrap metal recycling industry works hard to ensure our … Continue reading

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Types of Metal Categories and Common Examples of Each

If you are reading this blog, you are involved in the scrap metal or metal sales industry in some way or another. Or perhaps you are simply a person who is interested in learning more about metal recycling, and therefore, … Continue reading

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How to Support Steel Sustainability

When it comes to steel manufacturing, the North American economy has a lot to be thankful for. Not only is steel a highly valuable and versatile element that delivers a wide range of qualities that can be applied to infinite … Continue reading

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Which Metals Can I Recycle?

If you are interested in joining the thousands of other Hoosiers out there in the metal recycling initiative, you might be asking yourself where and how to get started. A common introductory question about metal recycling is simply, “which metals … Continue reading

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What are Red, Yellow and Green Metals?

On our planet, and within the core, lies hundreds of thousands of natural ores and minerals that we mine to make metal. Of the vast varieties of metals found within the Earth, all can be categorized as either ferrous or … Continue reading

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Can I Recycle Precious Metal?

Precious metals are rare, naturally-occurring, and retain high economic value. They are mostly used for currency, jewelry, and industrial applications. Common types include gold, silver, platinum, palladium, titanium, chromium, zirconium, tungsten, cobalt, rhodium, indium, rhenium, osmium, iridium, and ruthenium. Continue … Continue reading

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Common Applications for Ferrous and Nonferrous Metal

Metal ore is one of the most valuable and applied resources on Earth. From art and education, to science, building, construction, and more, the applications for metal are wide-ranging, thus making its possible uses virtually endless. There are two main … Continue reading

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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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