Category Archives: Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metal

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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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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