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Material Properties Useful information Uses
White cast iron · Brittle and very hard
· Cannot be machined
Carbon content: 1.7-2.9 pc · Heavy machinery
Grey cast iron · Can be machined
· Easily cast
· Corrosion resistant
Carbon content: 2.5-4.0 pc · Cast iron cookware
· Disk brakes
·Components for…

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· An oxide layer forms quickly removing its shine, it actually protects the metal from further
oxidisation and so is often used outdoors.
· Melting point: 650 C
· Aircraft industry
· Engine components
· Castings
Copper · Very malleable/ductile
· Very good conductor
· Corrosion resistant
· Easily machined…

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· Aviation industry
· Automotive industry
Brass · Casts well
· Easily machined
· Good conductor
· Susceptible to cracking when cold worked
· Needs constant annealin'
Composition: Copper and Zinc
· Ship's propellers
· Plumbing fittings
· Electrical components
Epoxy resin · Corrosion/electrical
resistant
· Good bond qualities
·…

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· Difficult to recycle.
· Glass reinforced boats
· Garden furniture

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Pages in this set

Page 1

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Page 2

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Material Properties Useful information Uses
White cast iron · Brittle and very hard
· Cannot be machined
Carbon content: 1.7-2.9 pc · Heavy machinery
Grey cast iron · Can be machined
· Easily cast
· Corrosion resistant
Carbon content: 2.5-4.0 pc · Cast iron cookware
· Disk brakes
·Components for…

Page 3

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· An oxide layer forms quickly removing its shine, it actually protects the metal from further
oxidisation and so is often used outdoors.
· Melting point: 650 C
· Aircraft industry
· Engine components
· Castings
Copper · Very malleable/ductile
· Very good conductor
· Corrosion resistant
· Easily machined…

Page 4

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· Aviation industry
· Automotive industry
Brass · Casts well
· Easily machined
· Good conductor
· Susceptible to cracking when cold worked
· Needs constant annealin'
Composition: Copper and Zinc
· Ship's propellers
· Plumbing fittings
· Electrical components
Epoxy resin · Corrosion/electrical
resistant
· Good bond qualities
·…

Page 5

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· Difficult to recycle.
· Glass reinforced boats
· Garden furniture

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