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Material Properties

Material Properties

(OP)
Is there a term like extrudable or maleable that denotes material that can be bent to a sharp radius? or can be sliced into thin sheets by skiving? Thanks

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RE: Material Properties

I think common terms like Forming ability-"bend" formed (Bending forming process/deep drawing for sheet metal) and machining ability (skiving gear tooth) can be used. But I am not sure what exactly are you looking for?

RE: Material Properties

(OP)
I was just wondering if there was a term like maleable that could describe the ability to be sliced as a single word. Thanks.

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RE: Material Properties

No, not without a lot more definition.
Are you trying to skive thin sheets to use, or are you folding them up to make fins, or are you just making little grooves?

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I was trying to explain to my son that for high quality heat sinks, they can skive a block of copper and bend the part upwards, and repeat the process to produce a 'finned' copper heatsink. I was wondering if there were terms for this process. Maybe a skived copper heatsink is a good description. Just did a search and that works... Thanks gentlemen, I maybe should have done that first. purpleface

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RE: Material Properties

It just so happens that Cu has good heat sink properties and is one of the very few metals that you can do this with.
I saw a cool video of this being done, search YouTube.

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RE: Material Properties

(OP)
Thanks, Ed. I never thought using the term skiving could be used in the definition. It appears the process can be used for aluminum (some?), too. Will dig up Youtube... I knew skiving was used for thin slicing... used to use it when I was younger for slicing leather for thinning it down, but didn't know it was used as part of a process for making them.

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