June 2, 2021 in ARIZONA IRON SUPPLY, fabrication, Iron

The Main Uses of Iron in Phoenix

Iron. It’s our middle name. It’s also the fourth most common element in Earth’s crust and the most common metal being mined today. At Arizona Iron Supply, we sell many products made with this plentiful metal to iron fabricators all over the Southwestern region of the United States. Our specialties include ornamental iron, castings, hardware, and steel, all crucial products for fabricators in construction, manufacturing, and engineering fields. In today’s post, we’d like to showcase this industry-wide popular metal—and highlight the main uses of IRON in Phoenix.

Currently, 90% of all metal being refined is iron (Royal Society of Chemistry, 2017). Without iron, the wheels of many industries in the world would grind to a fast halt. If iron wasn’t available, we wouldn’t have the capability of making many essential products used in the building industry. Ferrous sheet metal includes iron to give it strength and durability. Stainless steel is a metal alloy that includes iron and is used in the making of automobile parts, creating tools, and making machinery for machine shops. Stainless steel has many other uses, such as medical instruments, kitchen tools, auto parts, jewelry, and much more.

A benefit of iron, or specifically wrought iron (iron that has been heated and then worked with a tool), is that it can be easily molded, one reason it is heavily used in creating fencing and home or outdoor furniture (Innovate US, 2018). Wrought iron is common in Arizona and is widely used for decoration.

Along with steel, stainless steel, and wrought iron, there is cast iron, which is iron that has been melted and poured into a mold. Galvanised iron has been coated with zinc to protect it from rusting. Iron seems to have an endless number of uses, which makes it a highly desirable material for many avenues of metal manufacturing.

At Arizona Iron Supply, we’re proud to be one of the leading suppliers of high quality ornamental iron, castings, hardware, and steel to the iron fabricators of the Western United States. Whether you’re looking for ornamental steel, aluminum supplies, or more, we offer a wide variety of iron-based products. In fact, the main uses of iron in Phoenix are virtually endless. If you’re a new customer, check out our competitive pricing and assorted metal products. You’ll be glad you did!

Images used under creative commons license – commercial use (7/31/2018) Jim Belford (Flickr)