Material Properties & Classifications » Why Material Classification and Property Measurement?

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An understanding of the mechanical properties of different materials is essential for the mold designer, builder, engineer, or salesperson to choose the best material for a given application. In this section you will learn about the most common property measurement tests used in steel applications. You will learn about the testing methods and equipment that are used to measure these mechanical properties.

Material classification systems are used to ensure that the composition of materials is consistent and to set standards which suppliers must meet or exceed. In this section you will also learn the two most common steel classification systems, SAE and AISI, which are used in the mold tooling industry.


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