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Aluminium Basics
From the International Aluminium Institute, what is aluminium, where does it come from, and how much is produced? The site also contains information about manufacturing processes.

Dictionary of Metal Terminology
From Metalmart, Inc., explanation of terms related to processing, treatment, properties and use of metals and alloys in alphabetical order.

European Numbering System for Non-Ferrous Metals
An introduction to the European CEN standards, from Copper.Org.

Introduction To Ceramics
Article from Greg Geiger, American Ceramic Society, definition, history and impact on society, technical ceramics, and future applications of advanced ceramics.

Lecture notes from David Harrison, everything you wanted to know about materials: structure and bonding, conductivity, alloys, smelting, polymers and plastics, and more. Long (100 kB).

Free online materials database. Composition, physical, mechanical and thermal properties of more than 13,000 metals, polymers, and ceramics. Browseable by category of material or searchable by name, property requirements, composition.

Metal Weight Calculator
From Principal Metals, online calculation of weight in lbs for specified alloy, shape, and dimension.

Metals Designations and Equivalents
From Granta Design Limited, contains tables of equivalent national and international designation systems for Ferrous Metals, Aluminium Alloys, Magnesium Alloys, Copper Alloys, Nickel Alloys, and Titanium Alloys.

The Phase Diagram Web
Large number of binary phase diagrams which can be selected from a clickable periodic table or from a list of metals. There are also some ternary and other phase diagrams.

From San Diego Plastics, Inc., an introductory text covering the history, properties, processing, and selection of plastics.

Specifications Search
From Principal Metals, properties of materials according to specifications from AFNOR, AISI, ASME, ASTM, DIN and other standards organizations.

Standard Designations for Copper and Copper Alloys
Introduction to the Unified Numbering System (UNS) for wrought and cast copper and copper alloy products and lists of designations and compositions.

Steel Grades
From AvestaPolarit, names, typical applications, chemical composition, mechanical properties at room temperature and at elevated temperatures, and other physical properties.


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