Terms used in the Metals IndustryThere are 182 entries in this glossary.
Annealing in an atmosphere controlled to prevent surface discoloration and maintain a bright finish.
Edge containing cracks, splits, or tears.
A surface having innumerable minute cracks running normal to the direction of working.
Originally a term for copper alloys having tin as the only or principal alloying element. In modern usage the term "Bronze" is seldom used alone, and the terms "Phosphor Bronze" or "Tin Bronze" is used for indicating copper-tin alloys. In fact, the term "Bronze," together with a suitable modifying adjective has in recent years been extended to apply to any of a great variety of copper alloys.
A device on which flat wire and strip are wound to facilitate handling and shipping.
A distortion of the surface of sheet such as a bulge or a wave, usually transverse to the direction of rolling.
A mechanical finishing operation in which fine abrasives are applied to a metal surface by rotating fabric wheels for the purpose of developing a lustrous finish.
A fabrication method of securing a smooth finished surface by slight deformation with highly polished tools.
A thin ridge of roughness left by a cutting operation such as slitting, trimming, shearing, blanking, sawing, etc.
A thin turned down edge on sheet or foil resulting from shearing.
The internal pressure required to burst tubes or other hollow products.
A bus conductor of rectangular or square cross section of any dimension.