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Comparing the Metals

  Aluminium Brass/Bronze Black Steel Galvanised Hard stainless Stainless
workability

1

3

2

3

4

3
durability

4

3

3

2

1

2
corrosion

3

3

4

2

1

1
material cost

4

5

1

2

4

3

(Ideal metal would have straight ones)

Workability 1=easiest to work 5=hardest to work

Durability 1=most durable 5=least durable

Corrosion 1=least subject to corrosion 5=most subject to corrosion

Material cost 1=least expensive (by weight) 5 = most expensive (by weight)

 

Aluminium

 

Black steel

 

Brass

 

Galvanized

 

Stainless steel