Make Your Scrap Work for You: State of the Art Precious Metal Refining
October 8, 2019
Prices for precious metals remain high, and the minor amount of time it takes to refine scrap continues to be profitable.
Best-practice refiners pay for 4 precious metals, based on a secure, validated assay process.
A scrap melt and a complete four-element assay requires 5 to 7 days.
Contrary to some reports, metal continues to occupy an important place in dentistry. Even though more metal-free materials are being used, an estimated 20% to 25% of restorations in some laboratories still include metal. In addition, laboratories find a portion of their customer base that prefers to use metal, believing PFMs are stronger and better for some clinical situations.
Precious metal scrap continues to be a high-value resource that should not be overlooked. Learn how to collect your scrap and achieve full value, with efficiency and confidence.