The inclusion of iron in ferrous metals commonly instills high tensile strength. Other typical properties include higher magnetism and a higher carbon ratio — commonly resulting in rust from moisture. However, some notable ferrous metals, stainless steel for example, have intrinsic protection from rust. This makes stainless a prime candidate for heavy-duty, weathering applications in the construction and tooling industries.
This particular category of metal is more rust-resistant than the ferrous type, and is easily used in casting, sheet metal, low strength, and general applications requiring malleability or weather resistance.
The enhanced metals family offers combinations of electrical and thermal conductivity, strength, and weight manipulations to achieve hybrid-like material properties.