Technical glossary

A.

Abradable Acetone Acid
Additions Adhesion Age hardening
Ageing Alkali (Alkaline) Alloy
Alloy element Alloy steel Alumina
Aluminising Aluminium (Al) Ammonia
Annealing Anode Anodising
Arc Arc spraying Arc welding
Arc plasma Argon (Ar) AS 9100
ASTM Atmosphere Atmosphere cooling
Atom Atomisation Atomised powder
Austempering Austenite Austenitic
Austenitic nitrocarburising    

B.

Bainite Base Batch furnace
Billet Blended powder Blueprint
Body-centred cubic Bond Bond coat
Bond strength Boriding Boron (B)
Boronising Box carburising Brass
Brazing Bright annealing Brine
Bronze BS Burnish
Burr   

C.

Carbide Carbon (C) Carbon dioxide
Carbon monoxide Carbon potential Carbon restoration
Carbon steel Carbonitriding Carburising
Carrier gas Case Case diffusion
Case hardening Casting Catalyst
Cathode Cavitation erosion Cemented carbide
Cementite Ceramic Ceramic coating
Cermet Chain dogs Chemical symbols
Chlorinated hydrocarbons Chromium (Cr) Cladding
Cold die quenching Cold gas dynamic spray Cold Isostatic Pressing
Cold treatment Cold working Composite
Composite coating Compound Compound layer
Constitution diagram Continuous annealing Control thermocouple
Controlled atmosphere Controlled atmosphere furnace Copper (Cu)
Core Core refinement Corr-I-Dur®
Corrosion CQI-9 Creep
Cryogenic Cryogenic treating Crystal structure
Cyaniding   

D.

Decarburisation De-embrittlement Deep freezing
Deformation Degreasing Denatured alcohol
Densal® Densification Density
Dewar Diamond Diffusion
Diffusion bonding Dissociation Distortion
Dry ice Ductility Duplex coating

E.

Electron Beam Welding (EBW) Eddy currents Elastic deformation
Elastic limit Electrode Electron
Electroplating Element Elongation
EN Encapsulation Endothermic atmosphere
Engineering drawing Epsilon Equilibrium diagram
Erosion Ethanol Ethyl alcohol
Eutectoid transformation Exothermic Expansion
Extrusion    

F.

Face-centred cubic Fatigue Fatigue strength
Ferrite Ferritic Ferritic nitrocarburising
Ferrous Fettle Fixturing
Flame hardening Flame spray Fluid bed
Fluid bed hardening Forging Fretting
Full annealing    

G.

Galvanising Gas carburising Gas nitriding
Gas porosity Graded coating Grain
Grain boundary Green Grinding

H.

Hardenability Hardening Hardening colours
Hardening temperature Hardmetal Hardness
Hardness test Heat treatment Helium
High alloy steel High speed steel High Velocity Oxy Fuel
High-fire HIP HIP brazing
Homogeneous HIP cladding Hooke’s Law
Hot Isostatic Pressing HVOF Hydrocarbon
Hydrogen Hydrogen annealing Hydrogen embrittlement
Hydrogen Induced Stress Corrosion Hydrogen potential Hypereutectoid
Hypoeutectoid   

I.

Impact test Inclusion Indexing
Indicator Induction Induction coil
Induction hardening Induction heat treatment Induction softening
Industrial alcohol Inert Integral quench furnace
Interference fit Investment casting Intermetallic
Ion implantation Ion nitriding Iron (Fe)
Iron carbide ISO ISO 14001
ISO 9001 Isopropyl alcohol Isostatic
Isothermal annealing Isothermal transformation Izod test

J.

Jig tempering Jigging  

K.

Kolsterising® K-Tech  

L.

Lapping Lead (Pb) Ledeburite
Lindure® Liquid argon Liquid nitrogen
Liquid oxygen Litmus paper Load cell
Load thermocouple Low alloy steel Low carbon steel
Low Pressure Carburising Low Pressure Plasma Spraying (LPPS)  

M.

Macroporosity Malleability Manganese (Mn)
Martempering Martensite Martensitic
Masking Mechanical bond Mechanical interlocking
Mechanical properties Mechanical testing Medium carbon steel
Metal injection moulding Metal joining Metal matrix
Metal/oxygen cell Metal powder Metallising
Metallography Metalloid Metallurgical bond
Metallurgy Methane Mf temperature
Micrograph Microporosity Microstructure
Mild steel Milling Metal matrix composite (MMC)
Moly (Mo) Ms temperature Muffle
Mullite    

N.

Nadcap Natural gas Necking
Newton Nickel (Ni) Nickel silver
Nitriding Nitrocarburising Nitrogen (N)
Nivox® Near-net-shape (NNS) Non-Ferrous
Nonmetal Normalising Nucleation

O.

Organic coating Oxidation Oxide
Oxygen (O) Oxygen probe Ozone

P.


Pack carburising Passivation Pearlite
Perchloroethylene pH Phase
Phase diagram Phosgene Phosphide
Phosphorus (P) Photomicrograph Pit furnace
Plain carbon steel Plasma Plasma nitriding
Plasma nitrocarburising Plasma spray Plastic deformation
Plastic limit Plating Plug quenching
PM Porosity Powder encapsulation
Powder metal Powder metallurgy Powdermet®
Precipitate Precipitation Precipitation hardening
Press quenching Probe thermocouple Process annealing
PVD    

Q.

Quenchant Quenching  

R.

Radiant tubes Recrystallisation annealing Rectification treatments
Recuperator Reducing atmosphere Reduction in area
Refractory Refrigeration Residual stress
Retained austenite Rockwell test Rotary hearth furnace
Rust   

S.

Salt bath hardening Sealed quench Secondary hardening
Segregation Selective case hardening Selective Surface Net Shape
Sheraplex® Sherardizing® Shot
Shot blasting Shot peening Shrinkage porosity
Shrink-fitting Silica Silicon (Si)
Silicon carbide Siliconising Single crystal
Sintering S-N curve Soaking
Softening Solid solution Soluble oil
Solution treatment Sorbite Spalling
S-phase Spheroidisation Stabilising
Stainless steel Steel Stiffness
Stopping-off Straightening Strain
Strength Stress Stress relief annealing
Stress relieving Structure Sub-critical annealing
Sub-zero treating Superalloy Superplastic forming
Superplasticity Surface engineering Surface hardening
Swarf    

T.

Temper brittleness Tempering Tempering colours
Temper-setting Tensile strength Tensile test
Test piece Theoretical density Thermal barrier
Thermal deburring Thermal diffusion Thermal expansion
Thermal processing Thermal spray Thermochemical
Thermocouple Through hardening TIG welding
Tin (Sn) Titanium Toughness
Transformation Transformation temperature Trichloroethylene
Trike Troostite TS 16949
Tungsten (W) Tungsten carbide Turning

U.

Ultimate tensile strength Ultrasonic cleaning Ultrasonic inspection
Upper critical temperature    

V.

Vacuum brazing Vacuum carburising Vacuum heat treatment
Vacuum nitrocarburising Vapour degreasing Vickers test

W.

Water quenching Welding White layer
Work hardening   

X.

Xylan    

Y.

Yield point Young’s Modulus  

Z.

Zinc