Brinell Hardness
How well the material resists deforming, such as scratching. Sometimes used as an indicator of mechanical properties such as tensile strength and machinability.

Tensile Strength
The maximum force per unit area that an alloy can endure during pulling before it breaks.

Yield Strength
The maximum force per unit area than an alloy can endure during pulling before it starts to plastically deform (ie. bend).

Elongation
A measure of an alloys ductility. The percent change in length from before a stress is applied until the stress causes a fracture in the material.

Heat processing steps needed to meet the properties described in the alloy’s specification.

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