Material Properties

Different materials react differently to external factors. The effects of water, heat or mechanical forces can influence materials differently. The suitability of a material depends on its individual properties. For this reason, a high level of care is required for the selection of materials.

Important Material Properties

There is a multitude of different material properties. The following list contains only those properties that are important for the processing of plate metal:

See also

Accompanying Elements

Steel does not only consist of iron and carbon. Other elements can influence the properties of steel.

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Alloying Elements

There is a large number of different alloying elements. Each one influences the material properties.

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Brinell hardness test

Performing the hardness test by means of a ball pressure test according to the Swedish engineer Johann August Brinell.

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