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Metal of the Month: Brass

Brass Valves

Every month the iScrap App is going to be featuring a Metal of the Month. We will be exploring the various metals or materials based on their history, how to find them, recycle them, and make the most money on them. This month we explore where brass comes from and where to find its scrap. What Is Brass? […]

Difference Between Carbide & High-Speed Steel

It can be hard to distinguish between scrap carbide and high-speed steel [HSS] by simply looking at the two, but the differences between the two alloys (and if you don’t know what an alloy is, take a listen here) are significant and could mean more money in you pocket depending on which one you have. […]

iScrap 2.0 is Here & Copper Pricing Is Everywhere – 8/25/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS JUMP TO NEWS   iScrap 2.0 is HERE 📲 🎉 We know, we know. YOU ARE JUST AS EXCITED AS WE ARE FOR 2.0 TO BE RELEASED TODAY! We have been working on this for years and are excited to be sharing it with you. With updated prices, easier […]

Well, Copper Prices Just Got Complicated – 7/21/21

JUMP TO NON-FERROUS JUMP TO FERROUS Up & Down Markets 📊 Eenie, meenie, miney, mo… catch a scrapper by putting copper out and letting him know that the prices are still up. Playing games seems to be the new normal coming out of Wall Street and all the commodity traders worldwide. With the new Delta […]

Different Grades of Aluminum & How They Are Used

aluminum blocks

Aluminum is a common non-ferrous metal used in several different applications. A recent question we received: What common items are made from different aluminum alloys? Where can I find these different types of aluminum scrap? Well, we’re going to tell you. So let’s begin with the several grades of aluminum and we’ll go from there… […]

Metal of the Month: Carbide

Carbide drill bits

Carbide is a unique scrap metal that is used in particular industries and equipment. Commonly found in machine shops and drill bits, carbide scrap is a valuable commodity due to the higher than average price per pound. Every month the iScrap App Team explores a metal and everything about it, its origin, how it’s used, […]

10 Scrap Metal Questions with iScrap App Founder

Hey Scrappers,  Tom here. We’re going to be answering all of the questions that we’ve been asked over the last couple of weeks, just going over many different things. Hopefully, We will help you learn more about making more money and might even give you some ideas on questions that you didn’t know you had […]

Metal Monday: Dirty Stainless Steel Scrap

Dirty stainless steel. You find it, you see it, you sell it. Pretty simple right? You probably see some of the small amount of contaminants on it and think to yourself that there won’t be a big discount for small amounts of material, but you never know. Then you get to the scrap yard, you […]

What Is An XRF Analyzer?

How do scrap yards know what types of metals they are buying? That is a common question that many scrappers have asked us in the past and it is a valid one to ask. Knowing what metals that you are selling is, well…kind of a big deal. Now, we know that your scrap yard will […]

Difference Between Non-Ferrous & Ferrous Metals

Knowing to difference between copper and steel

If you have never heard of scrap metal recycling before or you think of Sanford & Son’s when you hear “scrap yard”, we have some good information to help you learn more about scrap metals. One of the first and most important things to know about scrap metals is if they are ferrous or non-ferrous […]

Scrapping: The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash

There are full-time scrappers, hard-core scrappers, part-timers, and those that grew up in the business and continued on the legacy. And then you have hobbyist scrappers: those who one day heard about this thing called scrap metal, decided to try their hand at it, and got addicted.  The Perfect Side Hustle For Extra Cash Maybe […]

Types of Stainless Steel & Where To Find Them

So we have talked to many people about their scrapping habits…and it always seems that they want to learn, learn, learn more about where to find different types of scrap metals. Well……WE DO TOO! One of the harder metals to really figure out is stainless steel. There are so many grades of stainless that it […]