Select common engineering materials

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Unit outline

What to expect

This unit of competency defines the skills and knowledge required to identify and select common engineering materials including ferrous metals, cast irons, carbon and alloy steels, stainless steels, coated steels, nonferrous metals, aluminium and its alloys, copper and its alloys, nickel alloys, zinc, titanium, magnesium, refractory metals, polymers, thermosetting polymers, thermoplastic polymers, ceramics and glasses.

This unit applies to technician level activities in manufacturing and engineering environments. It covers identifying common materials used in engineering by their principal properties. All work is carried out under supervision.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

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