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Many information can be found in aluminium-manual, which is being completely revised and will soon be available. In the meantime, please use our glossary for useful word explanations.


Tolerance between two parallel planes within which a surface must lie.


Ability of a given metal workpiece to undergo plastic deformation without being damaged.

Fracture toughness

Property which describes the ability of a material containing a crack to resist fracture.

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Longitudinal product with constant cross section structure without enclosed cavity.