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Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Classification of Engineering Materials

Classification of Engineering Materials Points : Classification of Engineering Materials Engineering materials are generally classify as:
1. Metals and their alloys, for example iron, copper, steel, aluminium, etc.
2. Non-metals, for example rubber, glass, plastic, etc.

The metals can be additional classify as:
(a) Ferrous metals, and (b) Non-ferrous metals.
Ferrous metals are those which contain the iron as their major constituent, for example cast iron, wrought iron and steel.

Non-ferrous metals are those which contain a metal other than iron as their major constituent, for example aluminium, copper, brass, tin, zinc, etc.

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