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Dictionary of Industry Terms

  • F.C. :
    Free Cutting.

  • F.T. :
    Free Turning.

  • FERRO ALLOYS :
    Iron alloyed with some element such as manganese, chrome, or silicon, etc., used for adding the element to steel.

  • FIBER :
    A fiborous or woody appearing structure found in fractures of wrought metal, and generally indicating directional properties.

  • FIBER STRESS :
    Unit stress at a section over which the stress is not uniform.

  • FINISHING TEMPERATURE :
    Temperature at which the hot working is finished.

  • FLASH :
    A fin of metal formed on the sides of a forging when the metal is forced out between the edges of the forging dies and which does not unite with the parent metal.

  • FORGING STRAINS :
    Strains caused by forging or by cooling after forging.

  • FRACTURE :
    The surface of a broken piece of metal.

  • FRACTURE TEST :
    Breaking metal to determine structure composition of physical condition by examining the fracture.

  • FULL ANNEALING :
    Heating to above the critical temperature range followed by slow cooling through the range.

 
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