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Material Classification and Property Measurement Summary

In this section, you have learned that steel materials are classified–

  1. To ensure that the composition of materials are held consistent.
  2. To require steel suppliers to meet or exceed industry classification standards.
  3. By two similar steel classification systems (SAE- AISI).

In addition, you have learned that a few reasons for material property measurement are–

  1. To choose the best material for the job required.
  2. To be able to compare the properties of different materials.

This requires basic understanding of common testing methods, machines and scales.


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