The textbook difference between ferrous vs non-ferrous metals is the presence of iron; ferrous metals are those made of or from iron, while non-ferrous metals are those that do not contain iron. The word ferrous is derived from the Latin ferrum, meaning “iron,” and like copper and bronze, the word not only denotes a metal widely
Though non-ferrous metal applications predate the Middle Ages, it wasn’t until advancements in the production of machined components during the Industrial Revolution, and the subsequent impact of the transportation revolution that pushed demand tremendously for their use. The development of the airplane industry, the commercialization of automobiles, and the mass production of durable and recreational
Patriot Foundry owner, Debbie Leuteritz, was recognized at an awards ceremony on Oct. 17, 2017, for completing the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Emerging Leaders training program. The 7-month program focused on future growth for 16 entrepreneurs in the New Hampshire area. Designed to stimulate the expansion of business, the unique program was designed to help
There’s a good chance you have heard of alloys, but do you know what one is? Believe it or not, you probably encounter alloys in your everyday life without even knowing it. Alloys are present in cookware, jewelry, tools and more. So, what is an alloy and why are they used? Read on to learn more!
Sand casting, or sand mold casting, is a popular method of producing non-ferrous alloy casts. Invented over 6,000 years ago, this process has undergone a number of changes and modernizations over the years, but the basic principals have remained the same. From small DIY operations to major commercial foundries, the technique has been replicated many times!