What can you do with metal?
How can metals be recycled?
Ferrous metals are separated using magnets, and the aluminium is separated by an eddy current separators. The metals are then crushed into steel, and separate aluminium bales ready for onward reprocessing.
What is the most useful metal?
Iron is the most useful metal of all. It is strong, abundant, and easy to work with, especially when refined into various types of steel. From steel in nuts and bolts and cast iron in pipes, to stainless steel in cutlery, and wrought iron gates, iron is the main element found in many objects you see and use every day.
What household things are made of metal?
The door on your refrigerator, the frame of your bike, the cutlery in your kitchen are all good examples. Parts of many household items are also made of metal, like the plug for the vacuum, the hinge on the front door, and the buckle on your pet’s collar. The most common household metals are copper and aluminum.
What products are made of steel?
Here are some examples of steel products: Buildings: metal roofing, steel beams, reinforcing steel and mounting brackets. Vehicles: private cars, trucks, trains and cycles. Infrastructure: Bridges, steel safety barriers for roads, lighting and high voltage pylons, railings and railways.
What products are made from sheet metal?
Automotive bodies, aircraft frames, major home appliance housings, and building fixtures are some of the arenas where large-area sheet products are used. But there are countless applications for smaller sheet metal parts, for example, washers, beer cans, kitchenware, and utensils.