Home > Industry/Domain > Metals


Of or pertaining to any element, compound or alloy that conducts both heat and electricity.

10Categories 41587Terms

Add a new term

Contributors in Metals

Metals > Steel

American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI)

Metals; Steel

An association of North American companies that mine iron ore and produce steel products. There are 31 member companies and 118 associate members, which include both suppliers ...

alloying element

Metals; Steel

Any metallic element added during the melting of steel or aluminum for the purpose of increasing corrosion resistance, hardness, or strength. The metals used most commonly as ...

alloy steel

Metals; Steel

An iron-based mixture is considered to be an alloy steel when manganese is greater than 1. 65%, silicon over 0. 5%, copper above 0. 6%, or other minimum quantities of alloying ...

aluminum killed steel

Metals; Steel

Steel deoxidized with aluminum in order to reduce the oxygen content to a minimum so that no reaction occurs between carbon and oxygen during solidification.


Metals; Steel

A heat or thermal treatment process by which a previously cold-rolled steel coil is made more suitable for forming and bending. The steel sheet is heated to a designated ...

apparent supply

Metals; Steel

Derived demand for steel using AISI reported steel mill shipments plus Census Bureau reported imports, less Census Bureau reported exports. Domestic market share percentages are ...

argon-oxygen decarburization (AOD)

Metals; Steel

A process for further refinement of stainless steel through reduction of carbon content.