Category Archives: Metal

Most Valuable Metals in Junk Cars

You will soon learn that the number one way to get paid for a junk car is to visit a local scrap metal yard, or metal processing center that retains the proper equipment and tools to strip it themselves. By … Continue reading

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Top Rust Prevention Tips

Ferrous metal is prone to oxidation, which in turn, creates what we know as rust. In order to prevent that orange-brown discoloration we communally detest so much, you must take certain precautions when choosing, storing, and fabricating your metal commodities. … Continue reading

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5 Fundamental Categories of Metal

If you are entering into the world of scrap metal recycling, it will help to learn which metals you will likely come by and how their particular properties can affect your overall profit. Although there are various kinds of metals … Continue reading

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Why are Scrap Metal Prices Lower This Year?

If you sold some scrap metal last year for more than what you just sold some scrap metal for this year, there is a good reason why your profits are less. Continue reading to learn some possible causes for the … Continue reading

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What are Base Metals?

Base metals are basically any common metal that is not a noble metal nor precious metal. Still confused? Not to worry; continue reading to learn what all of these terms mean, as well as, some examples of each. Base Metals … Continue reading

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Are You Looking for Scrap Metal to Sell for Cash?

Local scrap yards and metal recycling centers generally pay you to turn over your scrap metal and junk metal items. In fact, it is a great hobby that not only helps the environment and contributes to the economic health of … Continue reading

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Comparing 409, 439, and 430 Stainless Steel Sheet Metal

As discussed in our last blog, in order for stainless steel to have magnetic properties, two essential elements must be present: iron, which is a ferrous metal (or metal with high amounts of ferrite), and a crystal composition arranged in … Continue reading

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3 Types of Magnetic Stainless Steel

In our last blog, we discussed which attributes make stainless steel magnetic, and how to determine if your stainless steel is ferrous or not. In this blog, we will show you the 3 common types of magnetic stainless steel, and … Continue reading

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Does Stainless Steel Have Magnetic Properties?

Stainless steel is one of the most sought-after metals in various industries all over the world for many reasons. One of the most valuable properties of stainless steel is its non-porous and thus, resistance to corrosion. You see, stainless steel … Continue reading

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A List of Transition Metals and Properties

If you look at the periodic table, you will notice that the largest group of elements are transition metals, which make up most of the center of the table. Below the main portion of the table, the two rows of … Continue reading

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