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Common Uses of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals

Metals could be ferrous when it contains iron and non-ferrous when it does not contain iron. The things that we use that are made of metal or having metal parts in them are pots, radio, television sets, knives and forks, bicycles and motor cars. The uses of some common metals are as follows:

Uses of metal - Ferrous metal - materials made from wrought iron

Materials Made from Wrought Iron

Properties of metals - Alloys of metal


Brass is an alloy of zinc and copper is used as a decorative material when properly finished. It is used for ammunition shells and bomb shells, during wartime.


Bronze is another alloy. This is a combination of copper and tin, which is used for casting statues, plaques, ornaments, ship propellers etc. It is also used for medals given to sportsmen and women who take third position in sporting events

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