Aluminum is a non-ferrous metal (which indicates it will not draw a magnet) that is lightweight. There are numerous distinct grades of scrap aluminum, and all of them differ in cost. At most scrapyards, aluminum is damaged down into the pursuing grades:

Forged Aluminum

Radiators (clean and contaminated)

Extrusions (cleanse and contaminated)

Wheels (Clean and Chrome Plated)


Aluminum/Copper Radiators (clean and contaminated)

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Cast aluminum is extremely brittle and when broken, the within will show up extremely grainy. A bulk of the cast aluminum that comes throughout our scale is from auto elements. Transmission housings, motor cylinder heads, and digital addresses are all illustrations of forged aluminum automobile components. Other miscellaneous products that are produced of cast aluminum contain BBQ addresses, some sizzling plates and skillets, and some light housings.

Aluminum radiators can be brought to our garden in two types, contaminated or cleanse. cnc machine shops should have all tanks, hoses, and steel and plastic eliminated. The plastic tanks on each and every conclude of the radiator will usually contain metal, sometimes nonetheless they will incorporate a tube made of aluminum or brass.

Extrusion is the procedure of pushing materials by way of a die to give it a certain shape, very a lot like a Play-Doh spaghetti equipment. The most widespread type of aluminum extrusion we see is window frames, but it is employed really usually in other framing techniques and structural applications. Extrusions are damaged down into contaminated and thoroughly clean grades, with clean extrusion that contains no metal, plastic, rubber, or insulation.

Aluminum Wheels come in two types, aluminum and chrome plated aluminum. Chrome plated wheels are really worth a little significantly less than pure aluminum thanks to the chrome contamination. Wheels with plastic confront covers are also considered chrome plated because of to the contamination of plastic and glue. Our outlined wheel value assumes wheel weights, valve stems, and centre caps are nonetheless connected. If these have been eliminated from your wheels talk about it with our scale operator and he may possibly be able to improve your value.

Aluminum siding also contains gutters, downspouts, and other flat inventory aluminum products. To acquire the aluminum siding value, the content should not have metal, Styrofoam, tar, insulation or any other contamination.

Aluminum/copper radiators are found in air conditioning models. They are copper tubes surrounded by aluminum fins. A thoroughly clean aluminum/copper radiator will contain no metal flanges. If the metal flanges are minimize off of a soiled aluminum/copper radiator, the relaxation of the radiator can be marketed as thoroughly clean and the flanges can be offered as aluminum breakage if they nevertheless incorporate some aluminum and copper.

Previous sheet is the least expensive grade of scrap aluminum and just about almost everything that has not been pointed out so far falls into this class. Some frequent aluminum sheet products contain pots and pans, pop cans, lawn chairs, and screens. Siding containing abnormal Styrofoam or tar will also be bought as aluminum sheet.