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#1 shanshan15

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 01:31 AM

Hi everyone, just want to ask if a plastic slider is a brittle material? thank you!



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:12 AM

Hi everyone, just want to ask if a plastic slider for folder is a brittle material? thank you!


Edited by shanshan15, 21 August 2019 - 02:13 AM.


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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:18 AM

Maybe?

"Plastic" covers quite a wide range of materials, some of which are brittle and some of which are not...



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Posted 21 August 2019 - 08:39 AM

Hard to judge without knowing exactly what the object/material is. Is it a spine bar?

 

If you were to damage it, would it likely crack/shatter rather than bend or dent? If so then likely brittle.

 

Here's some descriptions of brittleness that will hopefully assist your assessment (and hopefully not overcomplicate things :rolleyes: )

 

Brittleness describes the property of a material that fractures when subjected to stress but has a little tendency to deform before rupture.

 

Brittleness identifies material easily broken, damaged, disrupted, cracked, and/or snapped. Specimens of such materials fracture without appreciable material yielding.

 

https://www.scienced...nce/brittleness



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#5 Linda Phillips

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 02:49 PM

Excellent and easy to understand description of brittle plastic / Thank you






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