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Nedenfor er listet en lang række materialer og deres anvendelse og egenskaber
Pure metal / Easily alloyed with small amounts of copper, manganese, silicone, magnesium, and other elements
Low density, good electrical conductivity (approx. 60% of copper), nonmagnetic, noncombustible, ductile, malleable, corrosion resistance; easily formed, machined, or cast
Window frames, aircraft parts, automotive parts, kitchenware
Alloy of copper and zinc, 65% to 35% is the common ratio
Reasonable hardness; casts, forms, and machines well; good electrical conductivity and acoustic properties
Parts for electrical fittings, valves, forgings, ornaments, musical instruments
Excellent ductility, thermal and electrical conductivity
Electrical wiring, tubing, kettles, bowls, pipes, printed circuit boards
Heaviest common metal, ductile, and malleable, good corrosion resistance
Pipes, batteries, roofing, protection against X-Rays
Magnesium / Magnesium Alloys
Pure metal / Used as an alloy element for aluminum, lead, zinc, and other nonferrous alloys; alloyed with aluminum to improve the mechanical, fabrication, and welding characteristics
Lightest metallic material (density of about 2/3 of that of aluminum), strong and tough, most machinable metal, good corrosion resistance, easily cast
Automobile, portable electronics, appliances, power tools, sporting goods parts, and aerospace equipment
Nickel / Nickel Alloys
Pure metal / Alloys very well with large amounts of other elements, chiefly chromium, molybdenum, and tungsten
Very good corrosion resistance (can be alloyed to extend beyond stainless steels), good high temperature and mechanical performance, fairly good conductor of heat and electricity
The major use of nickel is in the preparation of alloys or plating - frequently used as an undercoat in decorative chromium plating and to improve corrosion resistance; applications include electronic lead wires, battery components, heat exchangers in corrosive environments
Titanium / Titanium Alloys
Pure metal / Easily alloys with aluminum, nickel, chromium, and other elements
Low density, low coefficient of thermal expansion, high melting point, excellent corrosion resistance, nontoxic and generally biologically compatible with human tissues and bones, high strength, stiffness, good toughness
Aerospace structures and other high-performance applications, chemical and petrochemical applications, marine environments, and biomaterial applications
Zinc / Zinc Alloys
Pure metal/ Metal is employed to form numerous alloys with other metals. Alloys of primarily zinc with small amounts of copper, aluminum, and magnesium are useful in die-casting. The most widely used alloy of zinc is brass
Excellent corrosion resistance, light weight, reasonable conductor of electricity
Used principally for galvanizing iron (more than 50% of metallic zinc goes into galvanizing steel), numerous automotive applications because of its light weight
Low Carbon Steels
Up to 0.30% Carbon
Good formability, good weld-ability, low cost
0.1% - 0.2% carbon: Chains, stampings, rivets, nails, wire, pipe, and where very soft, plastic steel is needed.
Medium Carbon Steels
0.30% to 0.80% Carbon
A good balance of properties, fair formability
0.3% - 0.4% carbon: Lead screws, gears, worms, spindles, shafts, and machine parts.
High Carbon Steels
0.80% to ~2.0% Carbon
Low toughness, formability, and weld-ability, high hardness and wear resistance, fair formability
0.8% - 0.9% carbon: Punches for metal, rock drills, shear blades, cold chisels, rivet sets, and many hand tools.
Stainless steel is a family of corrosion resistant steels. They contain at least 10.5% chromium, with or without other elements. The Chromium in the alloy forms a self-healing protective clear oxide layer. This oxide layer gives stainless steels their corrosion resistance.
Good corrosion resistance, appearance, and mechanical properties
Austenitic Steels: Contains chromium and nickel. The typical chromium content is in the range of 16% to 26%; nickel content is commonly less than 35%.
Good mechanical and corrosion resisting properties, high hardness and yield strength as well as excellent ductility and are usually non-magnetic
Kitchen sinks, architectural applications such as roofing, cladding, gutters, doors and windows; Food processing equipment; Heat exchangers; Ovens; Chemical tanks
Ferritic Steels: Magnetic with a high chromium and low nickel content usually alloyed with other elements such as aluminum or titanium.
Good ductility, weld-ability, and formability; reasonable thermal conductivity, and corrosion resistance with a good bright surface appearance
Automotive trim, catalytic converters, radiator caps, fuel lines, cooking utensils, architectural and domestic appliance trim applications
Martensitic Steels: Typically contains 11.0% to 17.0% chromium, no nickel, and 0.10% to 0.65% carbon levels. The high carbon enables the material to be hardened by heating to a high temperature, followed by rapid cooling (quenching).
Good combination of corrosion resistance and excellent mechanical properties, produced by heat treatment, to develop maximum hardness, strength, and resistance to abrasion and erosion.
Cutlery, scissors, surgical instruments, wear plates, garbage disposal shredder lugs, industrial knives, vanes for steam turbines, fasteners, shafts, and springs