scrap metal recycling is an excellent way to manufacture new products without the need for new materials. Recycling reduces the demand on local landfills and prevents pollution that can affect delicate ecosystems.
HOW DOES METAL RECYCLING WORK?
When metal is collected for recycling, it must be sorted by type before processing can begin. In some cases, larger pieces are cut into smaller components for ease of processing. The metal is cleaned and exposed to high temperatures in a furnace to create a molten metal solution, which is then tested for purity. Additional metals or gases can be added to change the purity of the metal solution or create alloys for manufacturing purposes. Once this process is complete, the molten metal is poured out of the furnace. Metal may be formed into ingots, rods, billets, or slabs, depending upon its intended purpose. Alternatively, metals may be pulverized into a powder or transported in liquid form to a manufacturing facility, where they are used to create new components and products.