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FERROUS AND NON-FERROUS METALS (QUESTIONS)

V. Ryan 2012

 

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FERROUS METALS - Metals that contain iron.

NON-FERROUS METALS - Metals that do not contain iron.

 
1. Complete the table of ferrous and non-ferrous metals by adding four examples of each.
 
 
 
2. Choose a FERROUS and NON-FERROUS metal from your completed table. Describe a suitable use for each metal and explain why each is suitable.
 
FERROUS METAL:  __________________________________________________________
 
USE:
 
 
WHY SUITABLE:
 
 
 
 
NON-FERROUS METAL:  __________________________________________________________
 
USE:
 
 
WHY SUITABLE:
 
 
 
3. Sketch each product:
 
 
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1. Complete the table of ferrous and non-ferrous metals by adding four examples of each.
 
 
 
 
2. Choose a FERROUS and NON-FERROUS metal from your completed table. Describe a suitable use for each metal and explain why each is suitable.
 
FERROUS METALWrought Iron
 
USE: The manufacture of ornamental gates
 
WHY SUITABLE:
Wrought Iron is tough, ductile and resistant to rusting. It can be formed and shaped (twisted and scrolled) especially when heated to red heat. Wrought iron can be welded, so that individual components can be joined to form complicated ornamental gates. It can be painted with a range of paints. It is very strong.
 
 
NON-FERROUS METAL:  Aluminium
 
USE: Ladders
 
WHY SUITABLE:
Aluminium ladders are light and consequently easy to carry. Aluminium can be extruded to form strong sections, ideal for lightweight products such as ladders. It resists rust and corrosion and can even be welded. It can be machined quite easily, as it is soft compared to steel. Aluminium is ductile and malleable, which means it can be shaped and formed more easily, than more resistant metals such as steel.
 
3. Sketch each product:
 
 
 
 
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