Ability of a coating to withstand rubbing, scraping and eroding forces.
Sharp mineral particles, used for metal removal.
Matrix used to carry the mineral particles for the purpose of material removal.
Removal of surface contamination by corrosive treatment.
A block used to mount a form tool to a slide.
Forming operation in which a metal part is formed without the punch and die closing completely on the part. See Press Brake Chapter.
Air Hardening Steel
An alloy steel which will form martensite with high hardness when cooled in air from its proper hardening temperature.
Base metal with other metal or non-metal constituents melted together into a new molecular structure.
Commercial trade name for a chromate conversion coating over aluminum.
Pure aluminum which has been melted together with other constituents to achieve specific physical and mechanical properties.
Hard mineral of aluminum and oxygen Al03 used as an abrasive.
Softest possible state of any material.
Heat treating process wherein metal is heated to a temperature above its critical range, held at that temperature long enough to allow full recrystallization, then slowly cooled through the critical range.
Positively charged electrode.
Process of applying a controlled oxide layer to the surface of aluminum.
The storage of files in the form of tape or disk for long periods of time.
Partial circles used to describe rounded corners of material and show bends in material.
Hardening process of material accelerated by temperature.
Acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
A heat treating operation in which austenite is quenched to and held at a constant temperature usually between 450°F and 800°F until transformation to bainite is complete.
The solid solution in which gamma iron is the solvent. Austenite is a structure and does not refer to composition. Austenite is the structure from which all quenching heat treatments must start.
Austenitic Stainless Steel
Non-magnetic stainless steel. Not hardenable through heat treatment; good corrosion resistance.
A brand name of CAD software prevalent in the marketplace.
The art of forming metal over a mold using an automatic Computer Controlled or Template spinning lathe.
A bed mounted, cam operated slide typically used for forming on a slide forming machine.