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  • The Characteristics of Non-Ferrous Metals

    Sep. 29, 2014 Information About Front Panels No Comments
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    Metals are divided into two groups; ferrous and non-ferrous. Ferrous metals contain iron, while non-ferrous metals do not. There are many industries that use non-ferrous metals in a wide variety of ways. Knowing some of the characteristics of these metals will help us to understand why in many industries, they are the wisest choice.

     

    No Rust or Oxidation

     

    Many people come into contact with non-ferrous metals on a daily basis; but are simply unaware. Some examples of common non-ferrous metals are; nickel, aluminum, copper, titanium, brass, and tungsten steel. The best part of using non-ferrous metals is that they will not rust or oxidize. Ferrous metals are prone to both rusting and oxidation because of their iron content.

     

    The fact that non-ferrous metals do not rust is one of its greatest benefits, for those working in many different industries. Whether creating appliances and equipment for the home, or items that come into contact with water or any type of moisture and humidity; using a non-ferrous metal on any product, gives it a great advantage. Another benefit in using non-ferrous materials is that they are also not magnetically attractive.

     

    Non-Magnetic

     

    The non-magnetic feature of non-ferrous metals, makes it a perfect choice for specific products, such as; computers, audio speakers, electronics, and microphone parts. These are all products whose ability to function would be greatly hindered by magnetic attraction. This is why non-ferrous metals are used in the production of front panels, which are often used on many of these aforementioned devices.

     

    Light Weight

     

    The lighter-weight of non-ferrous metals is a benefit in some industries, but not in others. If extremely strong metals are required for a certain product, then non-ferrous metals would not be a good option. However, its lighter weight is often a positive, when strength is not required for the quality of a product.

     

    In the making of front panels, these three main characteristics of non-ferrous metals, work to create durability and flexibility in our products. If you have any questions about what material your panel should be made of, contact Front Panel Pros today.

    Written by Heinz Hanssen

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