mechanical twin

mechanical twin

[mi′kan·ə·kəl ′twin]
(metallurgy)
A twin formed in a metal crystal by plastic deformation, involving shear of the lattice.
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The SAC 305 + Pd solder joints showed more grain refinements, recrystallization, and especially mechanical twin deformation during the shock test, which provides a partial explanation for the ability of SAC 305 + Pd to absorb more shock-induced energy through active deformation compared with SAC 305.
It is to compete with the Toyota Camry, Ford Mondeo, Mazda6, Honda Accord Euro, Volkswagen Passat and its mechanical twin, Hyundai's i45.
Ford's Fusion family sedan is based on the Mazda6 platform and its new Ranger pickup truck is built alongside its mechanical twin, the Mazda BT-50, at a factory in Thailand.

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