Metal Fabricating Glossary


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elongation

 noun


Definitions

  1. A mechanical property of metal that is the degree to which a material may be bent, stretched, or compressed before it ruptures. It is a point between tensile strength and yield strength and is expressed as a percentage of the original length.

External Resources

Wikipedia: elongation


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