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Wall cladding. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Purisitp
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Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO): What It Is, Properties, and Advantages

By Team Xometry
 10 min read
Polyurethane. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Fahroni
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Polyurethane: What It Is, History, and How It’s Made

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 10 min read
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Silver and gold. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Inozemtsev Konstantin

Precious Metals: Definition, Properties, Uses, and Types

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  16 min read
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Molten iron metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mr.1
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Copper base metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Flegere
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Aluminum metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/BildWerk
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Gold. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Pixfiction
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Lanthanide metals. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Antoine2K
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Heavy metals. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MarcelClemens
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Aluminum suspension part. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Miroljub Miladinovic
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Methyl methacrylate molecule. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Bacsica
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Nickel-aluminum bronze bushing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Alexei A65
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Alkaline earth metals. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/YEVHENIIA BUNHA
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Fabric. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Anastasia Badmaeva
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Transition metals. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Antoine2K
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Metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/BildWerk

Metal: Definition, Properties, Use, and Types

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  20 min read
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Stainless steel utensils. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Africa Studio
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Different types of steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/buffaloboy

Understanding Steel Types and Grades

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  14 min read
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Pearlitic stainless steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/High Simple
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Stainless steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Phonlamai Photo
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Stack of stainless steel sheets. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Alexandru Rosu
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Burst strength on brick wall. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Kutlayev Dmitry
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Adhesive duct tape. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Studio_Fennel
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Durable fabric. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Oleksandr Berezko
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Shear stress before shear test. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/PathomP
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UTM machine for pullout tests. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/PC.pimpilar
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Tensile testing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Funtay

21 Different Types of Material Testing

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  21 min read
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Stainless steel rods. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/dedek
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Packaging material, typically tested for coefficient of friction. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/vectorfusionart
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Bismuth bronze bushings. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Dovzhykov Andriy
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Spring gauge. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/mse_design
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Molecular sieve. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MayPali
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Compression testing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mrs_ya
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Tensile testing machine. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/N_Sakarin
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Torque test. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Teerapan Kammontree

Torque Test: How Is the Test Conducted?

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  9 min read
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Nickel-based alloy. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Choc'art
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Bronze cone spring. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MOHD HASRI BIN HAMZAH
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Inconel fin steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/jlelelr
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Bronze metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/mouu007
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Phosphor bronze. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Peter Sobolev
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Bronze bearings. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Evannovostro
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Brass fitting. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Pixel B
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Pure tungsten. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/albedomusic
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4140 machined parts. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Oliver_twist86
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Titanium ingots. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/AlexLMX
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Textured plastic. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/teh_z1b

4 Ways on How To Achieve Texture in Plastic

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  15 min read
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Magnetic gauge for galvanized steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/SARIN KUNTHONG
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Steel machining. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/NDAB Creativity
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Monel bolts. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Putera falliq hakim
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Pieces of tungsten metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Bjoern Wylezich
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Circuit board soldering. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/PitukTV
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High-purity tin, unoxidized at room temperature. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Bjoern Wylezich
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Aluminum bronze coin. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Runglawan Khrutjaikla
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Bronze metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Dmitr1ch
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PCBA soldering repair setup. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/vladdon

8 Different Types of Solder

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  14 min read
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Bearings made of bronze alloy. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Evannovostro

9 Different Types of Bronze

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  9 min read
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Brass and bronze. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Andrey_Kuzmin

Bronze vs. Brass: What Are the Differences?

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  7 min read
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Stainless steel pipes. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/ThomsonD
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Galvanized steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Praew stock
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Galvannealed steel. Image Credit: https://impactsteel.com.au/steel-products/galvanneal/
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Hot-dip galvanized iron sheet. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Photomann7
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Galvanized steel parts. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Myfotoprom
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Galvanized steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Dmitriy Prayzel
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Galvanizing process. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Bogdan Vija
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Copolymers. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Meaw_stocker
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Homopolymers vs. copolymers. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/petrroudny43
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High-carbon steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/saweang.w
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Polystyrene homopolymer chips. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/RecycleMan
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Normalizing steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Aumm graphixphoto
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Carbon steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/JE-MTY

1018 Steel: Uses, Composition, and Properties

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  10 min read
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HSLA steel supports. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/STepe
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High carbon steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/saweang.w
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Medium-carbon steel flanges. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/GiE Sura
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Iron bars. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/InWay
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The need for normalization in welding. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/High Simple
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Tempered kitchen knives. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Patricia Denis
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Steel beams. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/saweang.w
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Annealing details. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Nordroden
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Industrial furnace for annealing and tempering. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Aleksandr Ivasenko
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Fiberglass. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MAKUYI
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Semi-crystalline polymers. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/StanislauV
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Compressed gas. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Deyan Georgiev
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Polymer beads. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Meaw_stocker
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18/10 stainless steel pan. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Maryia_K
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Duplex steel pipes. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MR.Zanis
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Stretched steel cable. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Fedorov Oleksiy
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Tension vs. torsional stress. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Tang Yan Song
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Tantalum. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/RHJPhtotos
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Duplex steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/lbrumf2
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Duplex steel pipes. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/MR.Zanis

Duplex Steel: Uses, Composition, Properties

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  11 min read
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Gears made of engineering plastics. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/John Kasawa
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High speed steel drill bits. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Pixel B
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Martensitic stainless steel specimen. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Digital signal
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A stack of laminated plates. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Anwar Attar
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D2 tool steel saw blade. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Kucher Serhii
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Curved steel bar. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Marynchenko Oleksandr
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Ductile pipe gasket. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/pamir
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Titanium metal alloy. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/RHJPhtotos
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Shear stress specimen after shear stress test. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/PathomP
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Compressive stress and tensile stress. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/zizou7
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Creep test. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/vectorwin
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HSS steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/025105031996
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Nickel ore. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Nanang Sugi
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Magnesium powder. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Fablok
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Stainless steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/T.Krit
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Ferritic stainless steel micrograph. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/High Simple
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Weathering steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Paul W Thompson
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H13 tool steel. Image Credit: https://www.otaisteel.com/h13-round-bar-1-2344/

H13 Tool Steel: Uses, Composition, Properties

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  12 min read
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Zinc ingots. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Bjoern Wylezich
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Impact test. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Thaweesak Thipphamon
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Austenitic stainless steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Aumm graphixphoto
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Hardness testing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Kimtaro
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Elasticity. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Anita Silalahi
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Pewter parts. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/rigsbyphoto
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Rubber band. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Sharomka
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Young's modulus experiment. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/sciencepics
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Nylon material. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Aulia1
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Elongation testing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/N_Sakarin
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Lead ingot. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/KimTieng Tow
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Polyamide. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/saravutpics
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Young's modulus. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/sciencepics

5 Steps on How To Calculate Elastic Modulus

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  11 min read
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Aluminum material. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/SimoneN
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Compression testing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Zubair Rashid

9 Steps on How To Do a Compression Test

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  12 min read
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Pipe creep deformation. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/High Simple
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Typical fracture modes. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mahendars
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Fragile material. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Katerina Iacovides
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Flexural/bend test. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mrs_ya
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Ductile material impact test fracture. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/bartu
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Polymer sample. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/bartu
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Polymers. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Meaw_stocker
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Creep failure. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/High Simple
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Durometer test. Image Credit: https://ph.rs-online.com/web/p/durometers/3320256

11 Best Durometer Testers

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  16 min read
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Metallurgical Degradation. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Yuriy Golub
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4340 rolled steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/kasarp studio
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4150 steel blast furnace. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/ABCDstock

4150 Steel: Uses, Composition, Properties

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  9 min read
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Copper-nickel alloy coins. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Pavlov Roman
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430 stainless steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/studiovin
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304 rolled steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Maxx-Studio
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1045 carbon steel tubes. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/SOK Studio
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1020 carbon steel rods. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mr. Kosal
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410 stainless steel sheet. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/SimoneN
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420 steel bars. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Maxx-Studio
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4130 steel tubing. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Maxx-Studio
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316 stainless steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/C Levers
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434 stainless steel plates. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Alexandru Rosu
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Measuring 9310 steel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/KOTOIMAGES

9310 Steel: Uses, Composition, Properties

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  11 min read
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52100 steel bearings. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Petar Ivanov Ishmiriev

52100 Steel: Uses, Composition, Properties

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  12 min read
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A572 carbon steel process. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/svetlovskiy
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Xometry Image
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Nickel alloy. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Choc'art

Monel® K500: Uses, Composition, Properties

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  7 min read
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Monel. Image Credit: https://www.chemistrylearner.com/monel.html

Monel® 400: Uses, Composition, Properties

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  9 min read
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Molting metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Panksvatouny

Monel® 405: Uses, Composition, Properties

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  10 min read
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Steel tubes. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/SOK Studio
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Round steel bars. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Mr. Kosal
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Modulus of resilience. Image Credit: www.researchgate.net
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Thermoplastic (TPE). Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Meaw_stocker
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Vibration dampers. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Cryptographer
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Ceramics. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Chzu
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Strain resistance icon. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Dmitry Kovalchuk
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Stress vs. strain. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Ralf Geithe
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Nickel alloy. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Choc'art
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Elastic metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Nevena Marjanovic
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Stress loads. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Bald Engineer
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Tensile test. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Kimtaro
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Measuring elongation. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/N_Sakarin
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Manganese. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/RHJPhtotos
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Nickel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Sebastian Janicki
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Titanium metal. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/RHJPhtotos
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3D printer. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Alex_Traksel
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Epoxy resin. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Doralin Samuel Tunas
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Tensile testing machine. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Funtay
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Thermoplastic elastomers. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Jemva
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Electric heater. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/TheTuna
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Ductile pipe gaskets. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/pamir
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Platinum material. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/RHJPhtotos

6 of the Most Ductile Metals

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  11 min read
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Ductility test on towel. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/liuhuaxuan

How To Calculate Ductility?

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  10 min read
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Plastic bag production. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Matveev Aleksandr
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Steel pipes. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/Evannovostro
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Stainless steel pipes. Image Credit: Shutterstock.com/CHIARI VFX