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Ferrous vs. Non-Ferrous Metals: What's the Difference?

Posted by CAMM Metals on Mar 6, 2020 10:00:00 AM

The short answer is iron! Ferrous metals contain iron, while non-ferrous metals do not contain iron. However, the difference in the composition of these types of metals means that each has unique qualities and uses. So let's learn more about the differences between ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

Ferrous Metals

As we mentioned earlier, ferrous metals are types of metals that contain iron. Since ferrous metals are known for their strength and durability, they are often used in both architectural and industrial fabrication. Due to the iron they contain, ferrous metals are also magnetic. Some examples of ferrous metals include:

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Topics: Metal Fabrication, Metal Manufacturing, Galvanization, Metal Facts, Metal, Steel and Metal, Comparing Metal and alloys, Types of Metal, Choosing a Type of Metal, Ferrous Metals, Non-Ferrous Metals

8 Prominent Metal Manufacturing Myths Debunked

Posted by CAMM Metals on Aug 8, 2017 12:15:00 PM

There are many misconceptions when it comes to metal manufacturing. For people outside the industry, these assumptions are believed because they are not presented with better evidence. However, even within the industry there are certain myths that seem to persist. Here is a discussion of many of the prominent myths in metal manufacturing that are untrue.

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Topics: Metal Manufacturing, Metal Manufacturing Myths

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