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Precious Metals Videos

Precious Metals Videos

Depositing a Laser Gold Coating on a Beryllium Mirror

This video shows how Epner Technology deposited a 0.5 micron thick laser gold coating on a highly polished beryllium mirror for use on the Mars Orbiter.

Properties and Applications of Tungsten

This video demonstrate the chemical properties of tungsten and the everyday applications of tungsten in particularly the electrical applications of tungsten.

Hardness Testing of Gold, Titanium, Platinum and Tungsten Carbide Rings Using a Jigsaw Blade

The video clips shows different types of "wedding rings" undergoing jigsaw blade test for their relative hardness. (Gold, vs, Titanium, vs platinum vs tungsten carbide rings)

How Man-Made Diamond is Produced

A video showing the process and manufacturing of man made diamonds. The producer emulate the nature process of how diamonds are made in the environment. Extreme heat is used to form the diamond from the carb

Demonstration of the xSORT Handheld XRF Analyzer from Spectro Analytical

In this video John Kelly and Dan Soisson from Spectro Analytical demonstrate the xSORT handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer. This portable unit is ideally suited to rapid throughput metals sorting and identification such as in scrap yards and stainless steel warehousing.

Handheld XRF Analyzers for Scrap Metal Applications

This video demonstrates the Innov-X range of handheld x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers and their important application for scrap metal recycling. The portable device can determine chemical composition of metals in just seconds. It also has an in-built database permitting alloy identification.

Creative Jewellery Making from e-Waste at MERI from The Great Recovery

In this video from The Great Recovery, Maria Hanson an established Designer Maker and Reader in Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University shows creative jewellery made from the e-Waste.

How Cultured Diamonds are Made

A detailed video demonstrating how artificial diamonds are produced including use of lasers.

The IH15A Benchtop Induction Heater from Across International

The IH15a from Across International is a laboratory sized induction heater suited to melting, welding and surface heating of materials. It features a very compact size and digital controller that can control heating rate, soak time and cooling rate. It can be supplied with crucibles such as graphite or silica crucibles in alumina jackets.

The AZoM iPhone App - The World of Materials in the Palm of Your Hand

The iPhone app from AZoM.com gives you the world of materials in the palm of your hand. It offers you a totally portable way to locate materials solutions, suppliers and products as well as providing you with the latest materials news, conveniently broken down into categories to suit various industry sectors.

Hardness Testing on Platinum, Titanium, Gold and Tungsten Wedding Ring

A video showing hardness testing being performed on a a tungsten ring and compared with hardness testing with platinum, titanium, white gold rings. Please remember not to try this on your wedding rings !!

How a Raman Spectrometer Works ?

This video detail the proper setup for taking Raman measurements using the Ocean Optics Q65000 Spectrometer. Once setup is complete it takes you through the steps of performing a basic Raman measurement using a Ramen spectrometer.

What is Materials Science?

Ever been asked what materials science is? If so, just send people to this apage for the answer. An interesting compilation put together by the staff and students at the Department of Materials Science at UNSW.

The Bruker XRD Tracer Turbo SD Handheld Portable XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence) Analyzer

The Bruker AXS Tracer Turbo SD, incorporating the silicon drift detector is demonstrated. It can analyze both ferrous alloys and light alloys, with this demomstration including a stainless steel and aluminium aloy. The instrument is suited to metals analysis, such as scrap metal sorting.

Internal Components of Mobile Phones at MERI from The Great Recovery

This video from The Great Recovery, shows Dr Hywel Jones from the Materials and Engineering Research Institute at Sheffield Hallam University smashing the mobile phones in order to raise awareness of the internal components of mobile phones and the use of the elements.

Demonstration of Some Basic Thermal Properties of Magnesium (Mg)

This video demonstrates some basic properties of the combustion of magnesium metal.

Nickel - Supply, Demand and Applications

A video clip from Finmetal showing the essential use of nickel in stainless steel, the diverse applications nickel has on our everyday life and nickel being one of the essential metal for industrial expansion in today's modern countries.