Fab 1010 Assignment 7

Properties and Applications of Materials

Answer in full sentences the following list of questions. If your answers are complete you should have used no less than 75 words for each material. THIS IS A HOMEWORK ASIGNMENT.

Material 1- Steel

Steel can contain differing amounts of carbon. The three designations of steels based upon carbon content (as a %) are as follows

    Answer all the following questions in full
  1. What base element is steel made from?
  2. What are the specific % levels of carbon added to make low, medium and high carbon steel?
  3. Why is carbon added in the steel making process?
  4. Give a specific example of an object made with each kind of steel.
  5. For each of the objects listed above explain why the grade of steel (low, medium, or high) is used for this process.

Material 2- Alloys

    Answer all the following questions in full
  1. What is the definition of an alloy
  2. Give the names of 5 alloys (one must be a steel alloy)
  3. for each of the alloys identified above list the components of the alloy
  4. for each of the alloys identified above give 1 specific use and why it is used for this purpose.
  5. for 1 of the alloys identified briefly describe the manufacture process.

Material 3- Non-ferrous Metals

    Answer all the following questions in full
  1. What is the definition of a non-ferrous metal.
  2. Give the names of 3 non-ferrous metals.
  3. For each of the non-ferrous metals identified above describe its appearance.
  4. For each of the non-ferrous metals identified above describe the properties that make it useful in fabrication.
  5. for each of the non-ferrous metals identified above give 1 specific use.
  6. for 1 of the non-ferrous metals identified briefly describe the manufacture process.
  7. Use sources such as books, the internet or people who work in construction and fabrication to gather your information.