Ferrous Metal Powders
William Rowland offers a wide range of Ferro-alloyed powders in a variety of weights, mesh sizes and geometry. The majority of these metal powders can be tailored in terms of chemistry to our customer’s specific needs.
Ferrous Metal Powders usually contain less than 50% Iron and are alloyed with a high percentage of another parent element, principally Chromium, Manganese and Silicon.
A list of our Ferrous Metal Powders is shown below. If you would like any further information about our powders, or any advice on further applications, our experienced team is available to help. Just call our office or fill out a quick enquiry form.
What are the uses of Ferrous Metal Powders?
Ferrous Metal Powders contain Iron and are alloyed with a high percentage of another parent element. Principal Ferrous alloys include Chromium, Manganese and Silicon, but other popular grades and uses include:
- Ferro Sulphide A mineral and by-product of steel making formed during the pickling process, is used in further manufacturing processes. It is an effective source of Iron in animal feed but is also found in radiation shielding, catalysts and fertilisers.
- Ferro Boron, which is formed by reduction of Boric Acid in the presence of Carbon Steel, Iron or sometimes Magnesium. Used in the production of magnets or improving the hardenability of low alloy steels, and the manufacture of metallic glass.
- Ferro Phosphorus. Another by-product of the steel making process, recent developments in Ferro Phosphorus powder has enabled sintered steels to have high strengths in combination with good ductility. It is also used as a deoxidiser in the metals industry and can be found as an additive during the production of metallic paints.
List of Ferrous Metal Powders
Low & High Carbon Ferro Chrome
The Difference between Ferrous and Nonferrous Metal Powders
Ferrous metals are generally heavily iron-based and have magnetic properties. There are exceptions to this rule, but majority ferrous metals are iron-based. These metals are also known for their mechanical properties as they have good durability, strength, magnetic abilities and are flexible for alloying. Ferrous metals are also less costly in comparison to ferrous metals making them more cost effective for many industries. Popular ferrous metals include pure iron, carbon steel, cast iron, and other steel alloys.
On the other hand, nonferrous metal powders usually do not contain iron. Nonferrous metals share common properties such as; nonmagnetic, lightweight, and more resistant to rust and corrosion. Popular examples include aluminum, copper, nickel, lead, zinc, tin and silver.
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