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All metals and alloys that do not contain iron are considered non-ferrous. These metals include the following:

  • Precious metals—silver, platinum, and gold.
  • Copper and its alloys—bronze & brass.
  • Nickle
  • Palladium
  • Platinum
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum
  • Tin
  • Lead
  • Zinc

Non-ferrous metals often hold sought-after mechanical properties which recommend iron as the metal of choice.
Alloys of both titanium and aluminum are substitutable for iron when the exchange is not cost-prohibitive.
Nickel, cobalt, and combinations of rare earth elements alloyed with other metals can emulate iron’s magnetic
Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals | Metal Casting Blog (