The characterization of metallic materials is carried out by:
- literature research through publication databases and European and American standards;
- mechanical characterization tests (tensile, compression, bending, hardness, fatigue);
- metallographic analysis;
- determination of surface roughness;
- ageing and corrosion tests.
Once evaluated the main characteristics of the metal, the choice of the most suitable to the specific application is performed, assessing also economic and availability aspects.