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Material Properties


Hardness The ability of a material to resist indentation and abrasion
Toughness The ability of a material to resist impact or blows
Ductility The ability of a material to be stretched without fracture and not return to its original shape
Malleability The ability of a material to be stretched in different directions
Elasticity The ability of a material to be stretched and return to its original shape once the force has been removed
Brittleness The ability of a material to shatter under an impact
Conductivity The ability of a material to allow heat and electricity to pass through it easily
Insulator The ability of a material to not allow heat and electricity to pass through it easily
Strength The ability of a material to withstand forces of tension, compression, shear, bending and torsion
Types of Motion Linear, Rotary, Reciprocating, Oscillating, are all types of:
Linear Movement in a straight line
Rotary Movement in a circle
Reciprocating Movement back and forth in a line
Oscillating Movement back and forth in an arc
Brass Copper and Zinc
Bronze Copper and Tin
Solder Lead and Tin
HSS (High Speed Steel) Steel and Tungsten
Steel Iron and Carbon
Stainless steel Steel and Chromium
Ferrous Metals Mild steel and High Carbon steel are:
Non Ferrous Metals Aluminium and Copper are:
Galvanised Iron Mild steel and Zinc
Non Ferrous Alloys Brass, Bronze and Solder are:
Ferrous Alloys HSS and Stainless Steel are:
Thermoplastic Acrylic (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermoplastic Polyethylene (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermoplastic Polypropylene (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermoplastic Polystyrene (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermoplastic PVC (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermoplastic Nylon (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermosetting Bakelite (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermosetting Urea Formaldehyde (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermosetting Malemine Formaldehyde (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermosetting Polyester Resin (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Thermosetting Polyurethane (Thermoplastic or Thermosetting?)
Created by: RCSMetalwork
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