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m (micro)

The prefix m or micro indicates the unit should be multiplied by 10-6.

See also: Decimal Prefixes.

m (milli)

The prefix m or milli indicates the unit should be multiplied by 10-3.

See also: Decimal Prefixes.

M (mega)

The prefix M or mega indicates the unit should be multiplied by 106.

See also: Decimal Prefixes.


Magnalite

2.5 % Copper 1.5 % Nickel 0.5 % Zinc 94.2 % Aluminium 1.3 % Magnesium


Magnesia

Chemical name: Magnesium oxide

Chemical formula: MgO

See also: Chemical Table.


Magnesium Oxide

Trade name: Magnesia

Chemical formula: MgO

See also: Chemical Table.


Magnetic Alloys

Any alloys exhibiting ferromagnetism.


Magnolia Metal

78 % Lead 6 % Tin 16 % Antimony




Mahogany

A very hard wood that is very durable and can be polished to a fine finish with a rich colour.

See also: Timber.

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Mandrel

A holder for grinding discs, sandpaper, wire brushes, gear cutters or slitting saws. Mandrels are available in various shapes and sizes.

Mandrels are useful when machining some items such as thin wheels or flywheels as it can allow you to properly hold the part and if necessary re-mount the part on the mandrel for 2nd or 3rd operations.


Manganese Bronze

56 % Copper 1 % Tin 41.5 % Zinc 0.25 % Silicon 1 % Iron 0.25 % Manganese


Manganese Dioxide

Trade name: Pyrolusite

Chemical formula: MnO2

See also: Chemical Table.


Manganin Alloy

84 % Copper 4 % Nickel 12 % Manganese


Marsh Gas

Chemical name: Methane

Chemical formula: CH4

See also: Chemical Table.


Mass

The SI unit of mass is the kilogram and is equal to the mass of the International Prototype kilogram kept at Sevres, Paris and is a cylinder of platinum and iridium.

See also: Conversion of Units.

Materials

A new section reviewing materials for the model maker.

Also: Material shops


Mazak

95.86 % Zinc 4.09 % Aluminium 0.04 % Magnesium

Measuring Instruments

This covers a range of measuring tools from a simple rule to digital angle gauges and micrometers. We have a page of tools we have reviewed Measuring Instrument - reviews.



Mercuric Sulphide

The ore of mercury. Occuring as red crystals.

Trade name: Cinnabar

Chemical formula: HgS

See also: Chemical Table.


Metalline

30 % Copper 25 % Aluminium 10 % Iron 35 % Cobalt


Methane

Trade name: Marsh gas

Chemical formula: CH4

See also: Chemical Table.

Meths Burner

Getting enough heat into larger pieces when soldering is difficult with an electric soldering iron. In this situation I use a meths burner that happily sits on the bench with a glass top over it when not in use.


Micrometer

MicrometerMeasuring Instrument - reviews

See also: Vernier Caliper.

Milling Machine

Machine tool used to machine materials where the workpiece is fixed to a table and moved in XYZ relative to a rotating cutting tool. They exist in two basic forms: horizontal and vertical, which terms refer to the orientation of the cutting tool spindle.

Mill Stiffness

One of the most fundamental attributes of any milling machine is the stiffness - here I have measured of the axes to gauge the level of stiffness.

Mill X Y Axis Accuracy Check

A simple method of checking the XY axis accuracy on a milling machine.

Mill Vertical Alignment

A simple method to set up a milling machine so that it is at 90° to the table.


Minofor Metal

3.3 % Copper 68.5 % Tin 10 % Zinc 18.2 % Antimony


Miralite

4 % Nickel 96 % Aluminium


Model Engineer

Some renowned and famous model engineers from the past and present.


Monel Metal

Strong and corrosion resistant. Applications include: turbine blades, propellers, pump fittings, condenser tubes....

29.15 % Copper 68.44 % Nickel 0.06 % Silicon 1.19 % Iron 1.02 % Manganese 0.12 % Carbon 0.008 % Sulphur


Morse Tapers

The basic dimensions.


Muntz Metal

Stonger than normal brass and used for castings and hot worked items.

60 % Copper 40 % Zinc

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