- Alloy steel is
steel that has been alloyed with other materials to improve overall physical
properties, such as strength, hardness, toughness, and wear
- Brass is corrosive
resistant, ductile at high temperatures, and has a low magnetic
- Bronze is a copper alloy
that contains up to 10 percent tin, and has greater strength and resistance to
corrosion and wear than brass. It is nonmagnetic and nonsparking, with a smooth
- Carbon steel is steel with a
main alloying constituent of carbon.
iron is a strong, brittle, non-ductile, iron-carbon
- High-carbon steel is steel with a
main alloying constituent of carbon. Compared to regular or low-carbon steel,
high-carbon steel is harder and stronger, with a lower melting point.
is very strong and flexible, has excellent abrasion resistance, is lightweight,
and resists crushing and cracking.
(POM), sometimes called acetal, is a thermoplastic copolymer,
characterized by its hardness, low coefficient of friction, and high resistance
to heat and abrasion.
- Stainless steel
resists scaling and corrosion.
- Steel is
a good general-purpose material.