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Unit 4: Performance characteristics of metals

7552 Product Design

 
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Areas Covered

This unit consists of three topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

Topic 1: Stock forms and types of metals
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Topic 2: Performance characteristics
Topic 3: Testing and treatments of metals

End of unit assessment

There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

Summary

Containing specific information about a broad selection of ferrous, non-ferrous and alloyed metals, this unit explains their performance characteristics as well as the stock forms in which they are likely to be available. The enhancement of metals through heat treatment is explained as well as how the testing of different metal properties is conducted.

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Inside the Unit...

  • Areas Covered

    This unit consists of three topics, each more substantial than a single lesson and intended to be covered over the course of a week.

    Topic 1: Stock forms and types of metals
    Download sample lesson below
    Topic 2: Performance characteristics
    Topic 3: Testing and treatments of metals

    End of unit assessment

    There are worksheets, homework tasks, and an assessment test, each with answers included in this unit.

    Download Free Sample 8.1mb

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