Uses of materials

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What are the main uses of Acrylic
Used to make signs and small 2D and 3D forms. This is because it is Stiff and brittle.
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What are the main uses of Polyvinyl sheet (PVC)
Used to make 2D and 3D shapes and may be used for vacuum-forming. This is because it is Stiff, strong, tough and resists scratching
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What are the main uses of High-density PVC foam
Machining of 2D and 3D shapes. This is because it is Stiff, hard, tough and lightweight, with a good resistance to chemicals
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What are the main uses of Polystyrene sheet (or styrene sheet)
Used for vacuum-forming. This is because it is Lightweight, hard, stiff, transparent and brittle. Good water resistance
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What are the main uses of Corrugated polypropylene
Used for making large constructions. This is because it is Lightweight and tough. Stiff, but not very strong. Hard but scratches easily. Resistant to chemicals.
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What are the main uses of Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)
Used to make square or round shaped tubes and is good for making structures. Corrugated polypropylene is available in a range of shapes and colours. This is because it is Strong, tough, hard, lightweight, and durable and resists chemicals/
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Polystyrene foam (Styrofoam)
Available in blocks and used for product-modelling. This is because it is Brittle in tension, lightweight, with good heat and sound insulation
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What are the main uses of Cellophane
Used for wrapping round products. This is because it is Tough, hard, stiff, lightweight, transparent, and non-flammable
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What are the main uses of Polythene
Used to make bottles and for shrink-wrapping products.. This is because it is Hard, stiff and able to be sterilised
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What are the main uses and properties of Ash
Sports equipment, wooden ladders, tool handles.This is because it is Light, creamy-brown colour, open-grained, tough, flexible.
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What are the main uses and properties of Beach
Furniture, toys, tool handles.This is because it is White to pinkish-brown in colour, close-grained, hard, tough, strong, warps easily.
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What are the main uses and properties of Elm
Indoor and outdoor furniture.This is because it is Light to medium brown in colour, open and sometimes interlocking grain, tough, durable, resists splitting, durable in water.
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What are the main uses and properties of Mahogany
Good quality furniture.This is because it is Pink to reddish-brown colour, fairly strong, durable, some interlocking grain.
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What are the main uses and properties of Oak
Interior woodwork, good quality furniture.This is because it is Light brown colour, strong, hard, tough, open-grained, corrodes steel screws and fittings.
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What are the main uses, properties and melting points of Cast iron
1200°C: Parts with complex shapes which can be made by casting. This is because it is Hard skin, softer underneath, but brittle, corrodes by rusting
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What are the main uses, properties and melting points of Mild steel
1600°C: General purpose engineering material. This is because it is Tough, ductile, malleable, good tensile strength, poor resistance to corrosion
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What are the main uses, properties and melting points of High carbon steel
1800°C: Cutting tools, ball bearings. This is because it is Even harder than medium carbon steel and more brittle, can be heat-treated to make it harder and tougher
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What are the main uses, properties and melting points of Stainless steel
1400°C: Cutlery, kitchen equipment . This is because it is Hard and tough, resistant to wear and corrosion
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What are the main uses, properties and melting points of Aluminium
660°C: Kitchen equipment, window frames, general cast components. This is because it has a Good strength-to-weight ratio, is light, soft, ductile, good conductor of heat and electricity.
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What are the main uses, properties and melting points of Copper
1080°C: Water pipes, electrical wire, decorative goods This is because it is Malleable and ductile, good conductor of heat and electricity, resistant to corrosion.
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What are the main uses, properties and melting points of Brass
900-1000°C: Ornaments, cast items such as water taps This is because it is Resistant to corrosion, fairly hard, good conductor of heat and electricity.
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What are the main uses, properties and melting points of Tin
230°C: Usually used for coating steel to form tin-plate, soft solder This is because it is Soft, weak, malleable, ductile and resistant to corrosion.
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