February 22, 2021
These days, any and all modern-day manufacturing processes are bound to produce waste of some kind—especially when metalworking or cutting is involved. Turnings, also known as filings, shavings or chips in some circles, are the debris or waste resulting from manufacturing processes that remove layers or parts of a particular material to produce a finished product. They are produced by the machining of steel, turning, milling, drilling, etc.
Shoveling turnings scrap is comprised of clean short steel or wrought iron turnings, drillings, or screw cuttings. It may include any such material whether resulting from crushing, raking, or other processes. Free of springy, bushy, tangled or matted material, lumps, iron borings, nonferrous metals in a free state, grindings, or excessive oil. This definition is specified by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries.
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