New Metals vs. Verified Remnant Metals
|Verified Remnant Metals
|Certification always included
|Limited certification: Metal type and alloy verified via XRF scanning
|Top market price, variable based on labor, materials, energy
|Cost of materials and prep time only
|Industry standard sizes only. Large plates or bars that can be cut to size. Ability to purchase quantities from the same lot number. Availability can be affected by supply and demand.
|Large standard sizes are not always available. Can be readily cut to size as needed.
|Pristine, fresh for any and all processes.
|May have blemishes such as scratches or water spots.
|Higher, as more energy is expended to process virgin ores or recycle metal scrap.
|Lower, making direct use of metal remnants in their current state. Minimal reworking.