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Automobile cast scrap metal prices

March 19, 2018

Clean automobile cast, better known as “auto cast” is a specially processed grade of scrap, which is prepared specifically to meet steel mill or foundry requirements. The specifications for this particular ferrous scrap grade will ensure that engines and blocks are appropriately recycled.

Automobile cast is clean auto blocks; free of all steel parts except camshafts, valves, valve springs, and studs. This grade of ferrous scrap must be free of nonferrous and non-metallic parts. It may also be broken, not degreased and must be to cupola size, 150 pounds or less, as specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries. This means that each piece of scrap must not measure more than twenty four by thirty inches (24X30 in). When referring to cleanliness of auto cast, it is important that the scrap be free of dirt, nonferrous materials, or foreign matter of any kind.

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Automobile cast
Prices as of January 17, 2017
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars Low High
Detroit - Automobile cast 194.00 195.00