Metallurgy Terms

Here is a list of metallurgy terms and lessons and courses we offer that teach about each term.

 

A1 critical temperature: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Steel Metallurgy

A3 critical temperature: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Steel Metallurgy

Acm critical temperature: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Steel Metallurgy

Activation polarization: Corrosion Rate, Metal Corrosion

Active metal: Corrosion Rate, Metal Corrosion

Aging: Precipitation Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Alloy composition: Alloy Composition, Principles of Metallurgy

Anneal: Annealing Cold Worked Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Annealing (steel): Annealing, Heat Treating Overview

Anode: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Galvanic Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Aqueous corrosion: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Artificial aging: Precipitation Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Atomic absorption spectrometry: Composition Analysis

Austempering: Austempering, Heat Treating Overview

Austenite: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Phases and Microstructures, Steel Metallurgy

Austenitize: Normalizing

Backscattered electrons: Scanning Electron Microscopy

Bainite: Austempering, Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Phases and Microstructures, Steel Metallurgy

Barrier coating: Uniform Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Body centered cubic: Atoms in Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Brinell hardness test: Brinell Hardness Testing

Carbonitriding: Heat Treating Overview

Case hardening: Heat Treating Overview

Cathode: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Galvanic Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Cathodic protection: Corrosion Rate, Uniform Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Cementite: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Phases and Microstructures, Phases and Phases Transformations, Principles of Metallurgy, Steel Metallurgy

Chromium carbide precipitates: Intergranular Corrosion

Chromium carbide precipitates: Stainless Steel Intergranular Corrosion

Coarsening: Precipitation Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Cold rolling: Cold Working, Principles of Metallurgy

Cold working: Cold Working, Modifying Metal Strength, Principles of Metallurgy

Combustion: Composition Analysis

Component distortion: Austempering

Concentration cell corrosion: Filiform Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Concentration cell: Crevice Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Concentration polarization: Corrosion Rate, Metal Corrosion

Corrosion cell: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Corrosion reactions: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Crevice corrosion: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Crevice Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Critical temperature: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Steel Metallurgy

Crystal lattice: Atoms in Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Crystal lattice: Grains, Principles of Metallurgy

Crystal structure: Phases and Phases Transformations, Principles of Metallurgy

Dealloying: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Dealloying, Metal Corrosion

Dezincification: Dealloying, Metal Corrosion

Differential aeration cell: Crevice Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Diffusion: Diffusion, Principles of Metallurgy

Diffusivity: Diffusion, Principles of Metallurgy

Discontinuous yielding: Tensile Testing

Dislocation motion: Grains, Principles of Metallurgy

Dislocation: Cold Working, Dislocations, Annealing Cold Worked Metals, Grains, Principles of Metallurgy

Distortion: Quench Stresses

Drawing: Cold Working, Principles of Metallurgy

Edge dislocation: Dislocations, Principles of Metallurgy

Elastic deformation: Tensile Testing

Elastic modulus: Tensile Testing

Electric potential: Corrosion Rate, Metal Corrosion

Electrochemical cell: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Electrochemical reaction: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Electrode potential: Corrosion Rate, Galvanic Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Electrolyte: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Electromotive force: Corrosion Rate, Metal Corrosion, Galvanic Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Elongation: Tensile Testing

Energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy: Scanning Electron Microscopy, Failure Analysis of Metal Fractures

Face centered cubic: Atoms in Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Ferrite: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Phases and Microstructures, Phases and Phases Transformations, Principles of Metallurgy, Steel Metallurgy

Filiform corrosion: Filiform Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Flame hardening: Heat Treating Overview

Full anneal: Annealing

Full annealing: Heat Treating Overview

Galvanic corrosion: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Galvanic Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Galvanic series: Galvanic Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

General corrosion: Uniform Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Grain boundary: Grains, Principles of Metallurgy

Grain growth: Annealing Cold Worked Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Grains: Annealing Cold Worked Metals, Grains, Principles of Metallurgy

Hardenability curve: Hardenability

Hardenability: Hardenability

Hardness: Brinell Hardness Testing, Rockwell Hardness Testing

Impurity: Alloy Composition, Principles of Metallurgy

Induction hardening: Heat Treating Overview

Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry: Composition Analysis

Inert gas fusion: Composition Analysis

Intergranular corrosion: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Intergranular Corrosion: Intergranular Corrosion

Intergranular corrosion: Stainless Steel Intergranular Corrosion

Interstitial diffusion: Diffusion, Principles of Metallurgy

Interstitial site: Atoms in Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Interstitial: Atoms in Metals, Diffusion, Solid Solution Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Steel Metallurgy

Jominy end quench test: Hardenability

Knoop microhardness: Microhardness Testing

Lattice site: Atoms in Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Localized corrosion: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Low-alloy carbon steel: Alloys and Alloy Designations, Steel Metallurgy

Lower yield strength: Tensile Testing

Martempering: Heat Treating Overview

Martensite finish temperature: Quench and Temper, Steel Metallurgy

Martensite start temperature: Quench and Temper, Steel Metallurgy

Martensite: Hardenability, Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Modifying Metal Strength, Principles of Metallurgy, Phases and Microstructures, Quench and Temper, Steel Metallurgy

Metallography: Metallography

Microstructure: Metal properties, Principles of Metallurgy

Microstructure: Metallography, Failure Analysis of Metal Fractures

Mixed microstructure: Hardenability, Quench and Temper, Steel Through Hardening

Natural aging: Precipitation Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Nitriding: Heat Treating Overview

Nitrocarburizing: Heat Treating Overview

Noble metal: Corrosion Rate, Metal Corrosion

Normalizing: Heat Treating Overview

Optical emission spectrometry: Composition Analysis

Overage: Precipitation Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Oxidation: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Passivation: Corrosion Rate, Metal Corrosion

Passive: Pitting Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Passivity: Corrosion Rate, Metal Corrosion

Pearlite: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Phases and Microstructures, Steel Metallurgy

Phase field boundary: Iron-Carbon Phase Diagram, Steel Metallurgy

Phase Transformations: Phases and Phases Transformations, Principles of Metallurgy

Phases:  Phases and Phases Transformations, Principles of Metallurgy

Pitting corrosion: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Pitting Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Plain carbon steel: Alloys and Alloy Designations, Steel Metallurgy

Plastic deformation: Tensile Testing

Plug corrosion: Dealloying, Metal Corrosion

Polarization: Corrosion Rate, Metal Corrosion

Polycrystalline: Grains, Principles of Metallurgy

Potential difference: Galvanic Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Precipitate: Precipitation Strengthening, Modifying Metal Strength, Principles of Metallurgy

Precipitation strengthening: Precipitation Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Process anneal: Annealing

Quench and temper: Heat Treating Overview

Quench cracking: Quench Stresses

Quench: Austempering, Hardenability, Quench and Temper, Steel Metallurgy, Quench Stresses

Recrystallization anneal: Annealing, Heat Treating Overview, Annealing Cold Worked Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Recrystallization: Annealing Cold Worked Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Reduction: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Rephosphorized steel: Alloys and Alloy Designations, Steel Metallurgy

Residual stress: Quench Stresses

Resulfurized steel: Alloys and Alloy Designations, Steel Metallurgy

Rockwell hardness: Rockwell Hardness Testing, Failure Analysis of Metal Fractures

Sacrificial anode: Corrosion Rate, Uniform Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Sacrificial coating: Uniform Corrosion, Metal Corrosion

Scanning electron microscope: Scanning Electron Microscopy, Failure Analysis of Metal Fractures

Secondary electrons: Scanning Electron Microscopy

SEM: Scanning Electron Microscopy, Failure Analysis of Metal Fractures

Sensitization: Intergranular Corrosion

Sensitization: Stainless Steel Intergranular Corrosion

Sensitized: Intergranular Corrosion

Sensitized: Stainless Steel Intergranular Corrosion

Single crystal: Grains, Principles of Metallurgy

Solid solution strengthening: Modifying Metal Strength, Solid Solution Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Solid solution: Atoms in Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Solution heat treatment: Precipitation Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Spherodize anneal: Heat Treating Overview

Spheroidize anneal: Annealing

Spheroidize: Heat Treating Overview

Spheroidized cementite: Annealing

Spheroidizing: Heat Treating Overview

Stabilizers: Stainless Steel Intergranular Corrosion

Strain: Tensile Testing

Stress corrosion cracking: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Stress Corrosion Cracking, Metal Corrosion,

Stress: Tensile Testing

Substitution: Atoms in Metals, Solid Solution Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Super-saturated solid solution: Precipitation Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Temper: Quench and Temper, Steel Metallurgy

Tensile strength: Tensile Testing

Tensile testing: Tensile Testing

Thermal stress: Quench Stresses

Threshold stress: Stress Corrosion Cracking

Through hardening: Austempering, Hardenability, Quench and Temper

Time-temperature-transformation diagram: Hardenability, Quench and Temper, Steel Metallurgy

Transformation stress: Quench Stresses

Underage: Precipitation Strengthening, Principles of Metallurgy

Uniform corrosion: Corrosion Cell and Reactions, Metal Corrosion

Unit cell: Atoms in Metals, Principles of Metallurgy

Upper yield strength: Tensile Testing

Vacancy diffusion: Diffusion, Principles of Metallurgy

Vacancy: Atoms in Metals, Diffusion, Principles of Metallurgy

Vickers microhardness: Microhardness Testing

Yield strength: Grains, Tensile Testing, Principles of Metallurgy

Yield stress: Dislocations, Principles of Metallurgy