T - Aluminium glossary

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Tensile strength

The tensile strength is the most important mechanical property when specifying the strength of a material. It is a measure of the maximum tensile...

Ternary alloy

A ternary alloy comprises a total of three metallic elements.

Thermal conductivity

The thermal conductivity of a material is a measure of how well it can conduct thermal energy. It is in the range 80 to 230 W/m∙K for standard...

Thermal spraying

Thermal spraying is a surface treatment in which a coating at high temperature is applied to an aluminium alloy surface. This produces a high wear...

Thermal softening

Thermal softening is a heat treatment process; softening processes remove the lattice defects introduced into the aluminium structure during cold...

Thermal stress relieving

Thermal stress relieving is used to remove internal stresses (so-called ‘residual stresses’) in the structure of a material; such stresses can result...

Thermite welding (aluminothermic welding)

Thermite welding (aluminothermic welding) is a special form of welding used for steels; the parts to be welded are heated to a temperature of 950 to...

Thixocasting

Thixocasting is a special form of die-casting. A semi-solid/semi-liquid slug is forced under pressure into a mould. Thereby it reduces it’s viscosity...

TIG Welding

TIG Welding is a shielded welding procedure in which the welding current is introduced in a tungsten electrode which is clamped in the welding torch...

Tolerance

Tolerance is the allowable deviation from a preset value – especially with respect to, dimensions, angles and radii on work pieces.

Transverse impact extrusion

Transverse impact extrusion is a form of cold impact extrusion. The die is arranged in such a way that the material flows in a direction transverse...

Transverse extrusion of cup-shaped sections

Transverse extrusion of cup-shaped sections is a form of cold impact extrusion. In this process, fixed mandrels are introduced into transverse, shape...

Tread plates

Tread plates are plates with a raised, embossed pattern on the one side that makes it safe to walk on them.

Tribology

Tribology is a branch of science devoted to friction, lubrication and wear between rubbing parts. It describes the causes, appearance and...

Tribostatic powder coating

Tribostatic powder coating is an enamelling process. The coating powder is electrically charged by friction and then applied to the aluminium alloy...

Tube

A tube is a metal component with a hollow cross-section and a single cavity that is enclosed by a mantle with uniform wall thickness . The shape of...