Ferrous and non-ferrous metal manufacturers play a crucial role in the global industrial sector. These manufacturers are responsible for producing a wide range of metals used in various industries, from construction to automotive and aerospace. Ferrous metal manufacturers typically start with iron ore, which is then refined in a process called smelting to extract the iron. Alloying elements like carbon, manganese, and others are added to create specific grades of steel. Various forming and heat treatment methods are employed to shape and strengthen the metal. Non-ferrous metals do not contain significant amounts of iron.