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brettjones
10-07-2006, 05:44 PM
I'm hoping someone can point me to an online doc that covers common metals, their grades and the common uses.

I often see threads here and other forums where people ask about or offer information about the machinability or sutability of a particular material for a given project.

I'd like to learn a little something about a subject I know very little about. Thanks.

Mark Hockett
10-07-2006, 06:56 PM
brettjones,
Summerville steel has some good charts they give out that list what they sell and information about the materials. If you call or email them they should send them to you. Some of the info can be found on their web site.

http://www.sumsteel.com/services.asp?service=10

http://www.sumsteel.com/services.asp?service=15

http://www.sumsteel.com/default.asp

SGW
10-08-2006, 08:32 AM
The McMaster-Carr catalog www.mcmaster.com has some pretty good brief summaries of different materials.

http://www.matweb.com/index.asp?ckck=1 has lots of information.

rockrat
10-08-2006, 08:46 AM
I use a company called Crucible Metal Service.
Here is a link to a Crucible catalog of information.

Crucible Metal Services Material Data (http://www.crucibleservice.com/eselector/selectorindex/selectorindextitle.html)

Standard disclaimer. I use them, and like them, but you may have different results.

rock-

nheng
10-08-2006, 10:54 AM
Here's a Danish guide to aluminum, not so much usage but good background:

http://www.alu-info.dk/Html/alulib/modul/albook40.htm

TECHSHOP
10-08-2006, 09:16 PM
Here's a few that I have found/use online, I don't know if any have what you are looking for. I usually used them more for engineering than machining.

http://www.matweb.com/index.asp?ckck=1

http://www.key-to-steel.com/default.aspx?ID=Articles

http://www.matter.org.uk/steelmatter/default.htm

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mochinist
10-08-2006, 09:26 PM
If you can get your hands on a Jergensen steel guide they are great, otherwise their website has all you should need.

http://www.emjmetals.com/esl/
example 1018 steel (http://www.emjmetals.com/esl/esl.exe?hactid=0&hacmid=1&hacmid=1&haclev=0&eslgrp=3&eslmtl=0&eslgrps=Bar%20%2B%20Structural&eslmtls=Carbon&eslgrd=1018&eslm1=Chemistry&eslm2=Tensile&eslm3=Yield&eslm4=Rockwell%20Hardness&eslcur=223&eslsz=65535&eslfid=0&eslfgrp=0&eslfmat=0&eslfgrd=0&eslfdesc=0&eslfdtxt=0&eslfsize=0&eslfsizes=0&eslfsp=0&eslftens=0&eslftrmt=0&eslfyeld=0&eslfelon=0&eslfspec=0&eslfbspc=0&eslfchm=0&eslfmech=0&eslfapps=0&eslfelon2in=0&eslfelon2pr=0&eslfelon8in=0&eslfrwhd=0&eslfbrhd=0&eslfreda=0&eslfizod=0&eslfform=0&eslftitle=0&eslfbdsg=0&eslfmcom=0&eslfchry=0&eslfchri=0&eslfvchr=0&eslfm90cb=0&eslfmach=0&eslfcspd=0&eslfweld=0&eslftols=0&eslfforg=0&eslfhdng=0&eslfhtrt=0&eslfcarb=0&eslfcorr=0&eslftest=0&eslfannl=0&eslfbend=0&eslfnorm=0&eslftchr=0&eslftemp=0&eslfpnch=0&eslfshfc=0&eslfrtsc=0&eslfstrl=0&eslfsalt=0&eslfshapes=0&eslfpnum=0&)