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Term Definition
Die Line
A longitudinal depression or protrusion formed on the surface or drawn or extruded material due to imperfections on the die surface.
Diffusion Streak
Surface streaks on an alclad or a clad sheet resulting from alloying constituents diffusing from the core into the coating during thermal treatment.
DMS
A prefix for McDonnell Douglas's material specifications
DOD
A prefix for the Department of Defense's material specifications.
Drawing
The process of pulling material through a die, to reduce the size, change the cross section or shape, or to harden the material.
Ductility
Ductility is the physical property of being capable of sustaining large plastic deformations without fracture (in metals, such as being drawn into a wire). It is characterized by the material flowing under shear stress.
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