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Machine shop turnings scrap metal prices

May 20, 2019

Machine shop turnings are clean steel or wrought iron turnings, free of iron borings, nonferrous metals in a free state, scale, or excessive oil. These scrap pieces may not include badly rusted or corroded stock as defined by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.

They come from a machine shop which can be a room, building or company where machining is done. Machining takes a variety of processes and cuts raw material into a final shape and design by a controlled material-removal process.

Machine shop turnings scrap prices are assessed in the broker’s buying markets of Birmingham, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Houston, St. Louis, Youngstown and Hamilton, Ontario. They are also available in the delivered to consumer markets of Chicago, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. Scrap Price Bulletin also carries delivered to export yard prices for this material in the Boston market. 

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Machine shop turnings
Prices as of March 12, 2018
Delivered to Consumer Low High
Pittsburgh - Machine shop turnings 229.00 230.00
Chicago - Machine shop turnings 249.00 250.00
Philadelphia - Machine shop turnings 262.00 265.00
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
St. Louis - Machine shop turnings 204.00 205.00
Detroit - Machine shop turnings 159.00 160.00
Cleveland - Machine shop turnings 172.00 173.00
Cincinnati - Machine shop turnings 182.00 183.00
Youngstown - Machine shop turnings 181.00 182.00
Buffalo - Machine shop turnings 194.00 195.00
Birmingham - Machine shop turnings 174.00 175.00
Prices delivered to export yards per gross ton on cars
Boston - Machine shop turnings 193.00 195.00
Prices delivered to domestic consumers per gross ton on cars
Los Angeles - Machine shop turnings 113.00 115.00
Brokers' buying prices per net ton on cars, in Canadian dollars
Hamilton, Ontario - Machine shop turnings 178.00     -
Brokers' buying prices per gross ton on cars
Houston - Machine shop turnings 186.00 187.00