Metals

The Metals Material Category is composed of metals and metal alloys.

Metals can be customized at the following Production Stages:

  • Raw Material Source
  • Forming
  • Finishing
  • Chemistry Certifications
At minimum, the type of metal needs to be known to select an appropriate example material in the Higg MSI. In some cases, alloys are listed under a single Example Material (for instance, stainless steel is a processing option under the Steel Example Material)

There are fourteen different Metals Example Materials that can be selected and customized:

  • Aluminum should be selected when using metallic aluminum or aluminum metal alloys.
  • Brass should be selected when using brass alloys (copper and zinc).
  • Chromium should be selected when using chromium metal or chromium alloys where chromium is the principal element.
  • Copper should be selected when using copper or copper alloys where copper is the principal element, except for brass alloy.
  • Gold should be selected when using gold or gold alloys where gold is the principal element.
  • Iron should be selected when using cast iron (iron-carbon alloys suitable for casting due to relatively low melting point)
  • Lead should be selected when using lead or lead alloys where lead is the principal element.
  • Nickel should be selected when using high purity nickel or nickel alloys where nickel is the principal element.
  • Platinum should be selected when using platinum or platinum alloys where platinum is the principal element.
  • Silver should be selected when using silver or silver alloys where silver is the principal element.
  • Steel should be selected when using a carbon steel or a stainless steel alloy.
  • Tin should be selected when using tin or tin alloys where tin is the principal element.
  • Titanium should be selected when using titanium metal or titanium alloys where titanium is the principal element.
  • Zinc should be selected when using zinc or zinc alloys where zinc is the principal element.
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