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MET121 Manufacturing Processes


True or False

  1. T or F Ferrous metal are those metals with made with iron.

  2. T or F Low carbon steel is steel with less than 0.30% carbon.

  3. T or F 1020 steel has a 20% carbon content.

  4. T or F A high carbon steel has a lower strength than a low carbon steel does.

  5. T or F Generally nonferrous metals are less expensive than ferrous metals.

  6. T or F One problem with nonferrous metals is they tend to corrode.

  7. T or F Copper is much lighter than iron.

  8. T or F The first step in the manufacturing process is the Design phase.

  9. T or F It is important that all factors, service conditions, and uses be considered when selecting a material for a new  product.


Fill in the Blank

  1. ______It is the back bone of the electrical industry.

  2. ______Generally known as brass.

  3. ______It is the most important nonferrous metal.

  4. ______ It is the lightest of the commercially important metals.

  5. ______It is typically found in batteries

  6. ______Used in elevated-temperature areas of turbojet aircraft.

  7. ______One of its features are lubricity.

  8. ______Engineered materials characterized by large molecules that are built up by

             joining of smaller ones.

  1. ______For centuries it has been the most important of the engineering metals. 

  2. _____A linear polymer that displays an exceptionally large amount of elastic


  1. _____A hard, brittle, high-melting-point material that can be used as a cutting tool.

  2. _____The addition of small amounts of other materials to steel to improve its


  1. _____A new type of steel used in cars and trucks to improve safety and reduce weight.

  2. _____Steel with high carbon, high-strength used in dies and shear blades.

  3. _____Generally know as bronze.

  4. _____This material can be melted and molded into a shape then ground down and

            can be recycled and molded into anther shape.

  1. _____Thin fibers are embedded in a matrix of another material.

  2. _____Has a highly cross-linked frame work so it can't be recycled.

  3. _____Over 50% of this material is used in the process of galvanizing.

  4. _____Can machine readily and form small chips when cut.

  5. _____A strong, lightweight, corrosion-resistant metal whose properties are generally

           between steel and aluminum.

  1. _____Theoretically an alloy of only iron and carbon.


Steel Matching

Match the Steel with its description and then circle if it is High, medium, or low carbon steel

  1. H  M L _____________ Plain carbon with 0.18% carbon.

  2. H  M L _____________ Ni, Cr, Mo Alloy steel with 0.20% carbon  

  3. H  M L _____________ Mo Alloy steel with 0.20% carbon  

  4. H  M L _____________ Plain carbon with 0.95% carbon  

  5.  H  M L _____________Nickel Alloy steel with 0.20% carbon 


Short Answer

You are making decisions on the selection of materials for a new product.  List three considerations for each of the following areas.

Geometric considerations:

  1. ____________________________________________________________

  2. ____________________________________________________________

  3. ____________________________________________________________

Mechanical and Physical Properties:

  1. _____________________________________________________________

  2. _____________________________________________________________

  3. _____________________________________________________________

Environmental Considerations:

  1. _____________________________________________________________

  2. _____________________________________________________________

  3. _____________________________________________________________

Manufacturing Concerns:

  1. ______________________________________________________________

  2. ______________________________________________________________

  3. ______________________________________________________________

List two properties that could make a nonferrous metal a better selection than ferrous metals

  1. ___________________________________

  2. ___________________________________

List two properties that could make a ferrous metal a better selection than a nonferrous metal.

  1. ____________________________________

  2. ____________________________________