Material Types

  • Alloy steel is steel that has been alloyed with other materials to improve overall physical properties, such as strength, hardness, toughness, and wear resistance.
  • Aluminum resists corrosion and tarnishing, and is lightweight.
  • Cast iron has high strength and shock resistance, is long-wearing and non-malleable, and can withstand high temperatures. It is brittle and not corrosion resistant.
  • Nylon is very strong and flexible, has excellent abrasion resistance, is lightweight, and resists crushing and cracking.
  • Steel is a good general purpose material. Steel has better weldability and increased rust resistance over wrought iron.