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Water Stain
Superficial surface oxidation due to the reaction of water films held between closely adjacent metal surfaces such as between wraps of coil or sheets in a stack. The appearance varies from-iridescent in mild cases to white, gray, or black in more severe instances.
Wire
A solid section long in relation to its cross-sectional dimensions, having a symmetrical cross section that is square or rectangular (excluding flattened wire) with sharp or rounded corners or edges, or is roimd, hexagonal or octagonal, and whose diameter, width, or greatest distance between parallel faces is less than an inch.
Workability
The relative ease with which various alloys may be formed by rolling, extruding, forging, etc.
Wrought Product
A product which has been subjected to mechanical working by such processes as rolling, extruding, forging, etc.
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