Resistant Materials - Key Words

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How we respond to visual apperance. How a product looks in sense of colour and images etc.
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A group of metals made by combining two or more metallic elements.
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The process of heating metals and allowing them to cool slowly in order to remove internal stresses.
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Annual ring
Growth ring produced each year as a tree grows.
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Batch production
A method of production where a number of components are made.
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A product that has been made to order.
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A sloping surface or edge.
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A small bar of metal that needs further processing.
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A fuel derived from living organic matter.
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Organic matter that can be used for fuel.
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Concerning the use of short-range wireless comminications for mobile phones, computers, etc.
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Becoming bent along the length of the piece of wood.
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Where products are designed to stop working or become redundant after a set period.
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A type of adhesive supplied as a power.
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To create a hard surface on the outside of a metal surface by carburising.
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Computer numerically controlled; used of a range of machinery controlled by computers.
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A group of materials made from a combination of two or more different materials, in layers or as a mixture.
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Compressive strength
The ability of a material to withstand being squashed.
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Associated with a cone-bearing (softwood) tree.
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Chains of molecules that link together with bonds to form a rigid structure.
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Becoming rolled across the width of the plank.
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A flat face or straight edge from which all measurements are taken.
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Losing leaves in winter (with a few exceptions)
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A process that allows materials to change shape without changing state, e.g. vaccum forming.
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Die stock
A tool used to hold a split die.
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Dimensional stability
Having dimensions that will not change when subjected to extreme environmental conditions.
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A type of woodworking joint.
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Draft angle
A tapered side of a mould.
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Of a material, capeable of being drawn or stretched into thinner, smaller sections.
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The ability of a material to withstand wear, pressure or damage.
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The ability of a material to return to its origional shape once a deforming force has been removed
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Electrical insulators
A group of materials that will not allow a current to pass through them.
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Chemical decomposition produced by passing an electric current through a conducting solution.
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Engineer's blue
A liquid to coat metals before marketing out.
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Electronic point of sale.
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Squeezed through; the process is used extensively for plastics and metals as it forms uniform cross-sections.
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Face edge
The surface at right angles to the face side.
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Face side
The side chosen to take measurements from.
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An attachment that fixes onto the outside of a lathe so that products such as fruits bowls can be turned.
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Of a tree, cut down in order to produce timber for use.
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Containing iron.
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Made up of tiny, thread-like fibres.
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A material added around a joint when brazing to help solder flow and prevent build up of excess surface oxides.
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Why a product is shaped or styled as it is.
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A base on which to build up thin layers of a material.
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What the purpose of the product is.
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Applying a protective layer of zinc to an iron or steel surface.
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Wood from broadleaved trees.
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The heat-treatment process of making a metal harder by applying heat and cooling rapidly.
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The ablility to withstand abrasive wear and indentation.
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High tensile strength
The ability of a material to withstand being pulled apart or stretched.
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Hard patches formed where a new branch grows from the main trunk of a tree or from another branch.
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Kyoto Protocol
An international agreement that set out to reduce greenhouse gas emissions globally.
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Laser cutting
Using high-powered laser to cut materials.
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Of a material, capeable of being deformed by compression without tearing or cracking.
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Mass production
The production of a component or product in large numbers.
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Molecular structure
The way molecules are arranged within a material or element.
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Containing no iron.
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Offshore manufacturing
The practice of large manufacturing companies and industries relocating their businesses to take advantage of lower costs.
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Making a product as a single item, such as a bridge or a football stadium.
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Not able to be seen through.
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Organic material
Derived from living matter.
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A tube-like shape made of plastic material prepared for use in blow moulding.
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Performance requirements
The technical considerations that must be achieved within the product.
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Photovoltaic cell
An electronic device that that can be used to generate electricity from the sun's energy.
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Plastic memory
The ability of a plastic to return to its original shape and form when softened; this only applies to thermoplastics if their molecular structure has not been damaged.
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Addictives incorporated into polymers to change their properties.
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The ability of a material to be changed permanently without cracking or breaking.
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A plastic or synthetic resin made up from molecules bonded together.
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Rapid prototyping
A process that automatically creates physical objects, by building up thin layers or using processes such as stereolithography.
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Get energy from waste materials.
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Process used materials and products into new materials or products.
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Lower the amount of energy or material used in the manufacture of products,
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Use a product or material more than once.
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A process that involves a change in state of the material being processed, e.g. casting.
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A hand-held tool capeable of holding different sized and shaped bits to cut different slots or profiles.
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The process of drying to reduce the moisture content of newly cut-down timber.
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Shear strength
The ablility of a material or joint to withstand being slid apart.
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Wood from a cone-bearing tree (conifer).
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Split dye
A tool used to cut an external screw thread.
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When the end a wooden plank splits as it dries out.
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A channel through which metal or plastic can be proured or injected.
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Capeable of being maintained at a certain level.
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Small bits of waste material produced while cutting screw threads or when cutting on a centre lathe.
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When two pieces of tinned metal are joined together.
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A tool used for cutting an internal screw thread.
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Tap wrench
A tool used to hold a tap.
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A film or strain that forms on an exposed surface, often leading to change in colour or loss of lustre.
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A heat-treatment process of removing excess brittleness once a component has been hardened.
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Tensile strength
The ability of a material to withstand being pulled apart.
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A group of plastics that repeatedly become soft on heating and harden on cooling.
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Thermosetting plastics
A group of plastics that set permanently when heated.
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Wood prepared for use in construction.
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Applying a thin layer of solder to two surfaces to be joined by soldering.
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The ability to withstand sudden and shock loading without fracture.
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User requirements
The qualities potential users want.
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Ultraviolet, having a wavelength shorter than that of the violet end of the spectum.
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Thin layers of woof that are stuck to cheaper wood.
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Capeble of being used for or adapted to many different applications.
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A virtual meeting between people in different locations using television, video or computer.
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Virtual modelling
Creating models on a computer.
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Becoming bent or twisted out of shape.
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A group of metals made by combining two or more metallic elements.



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The process of heating metals and allowing them to cool slowly in order to remove internal stresses.


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Growth ring produced each year as a tree grows.


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A method of production where a number of components are made.


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