Category Archives: Metal

How to Look for Scrap Metal Around the House

If you are interested in doing your part to protect the environment, preserve our planet’s natural resources, and support our local economy, then scrap metal recycling is the right enterprise for you. Not only does recycling metal support all of … Continue reading

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Facts About Zinc Metal

What has the sign “Zn” and an atomic number “30” on the periodic table of elements? The answer is zinc! What makes zinc so important? Well, there are many reasons why this bluish-silver chemical element is so vital to our … Continue reading

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The Basic Types of Steel Metal

If you were to ask the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), they would tell you that steel can be categorized into four basic groups according to their individual chemical compositions. These four groups include 1) Carbon steel, 2) Alloy … Continue reading

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The Various Grades of Aluminum Metal

There is a reason why aluminum is so widely used for both industrial and non-industrial applications. It comes in various grades, all of which retain their own unique and beneficial properties. Continue reading to learn which grades of aluminum are … Continue reading

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What Does Ferrous Mean?

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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This Fact About Steel Will Shock You

Steel is one of the most abundant and applied metals in the world. Not only does it retain incredible properties, such as high tensile strength and resistance to corrosion, steel’s formability is infinite. But there is one very unique quality … Continue reading

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Is Stainless Steel Magnetic?

You might have magnets stuck to the front of your refrigerator at home, but the truth is, not all stainless steel is magnetic. You see, it depends on the type of steel and the particular alloy constituents. Continue reading to … Continue reading

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How to Recycle a Boat in Indianapolis

Boating season is not over just yet, but now that is the last full week of August, we can all see the end is fast approaching. For Hoosiers with boats that have undoubtedly seen their last summer, it is the … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Wrought Iron and Cast Iron

Many people assume that wrought iron and cast iron are interchangeable terms for early ironwork, or antique iron working. However, wrought iron and cast iron, although sharing the same mental material, are two different methods of working with iron. Continue … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Scrap Metal From Being Stolen

Because scrap metal can be sold for cash to a local scrap metal buyer or recycling center, it is considered a valuable asset. For this reason, metal theft is a common problem in neighborhoods and communities of various classes. As … Continue reading

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