Light Alloys Videos

Light Alloys Videos
Anodizing certain metals such as aluminum, titanium can produce certain optical characteristics. This video clip provides an in depth explanation of how the process works with a detailed demonstration.
A video demonstration on the failure of a nanocrystalline aluminium thin film.
This video shows the properties of alloys made of nickel and titanium and demonstrate the affect of stress on the properties of alloys.
Demonstration of waterjet cutting of titanium by FedTech.
A video clip displaying the world's largest scanning electron microscope from Visitec suited for imaging large objects ranging from metal alloys in car doors to large composite materials.
A video clip showing the test drive of the newly released BMW Hydrogen 7 Series which use a hydrogen fuel engine. They are hoping that by rolling out this model they can influence those decision making people and showing them the reality of hydrogen fuel cars. Challenges with using hydrogen cars are discussed and how they are overcoming these problems. Relax and take a test drive in the new BMW Hydrogen 7 Series
The FlashLine series from Anter Corp is able to determine various thermal properties of a wide range of materials using the laser flash method. The properties that the FlashLine can determine include thermal conductivity, thermal diffusivity and specific heat capacity. The modular unit allows thermal properties to be determined at a range of temperatures from cryogenic to 2800°C.
PAC Car II is the most Fuel-efficient Vehicle in the world powered by a single fuel cell that broke world record to become world most fuel efficient vehicle. Capable of doing 5385 km per litre which is equivalent to travelling around the world in 8 litres of petrol !!!
This short video from FedTech demonstrates the versatility of waterjet and laser cutting processes. In particular it shows how the processes can be used to cut thick, thin, hard and soft materials.
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.
As petrol prices continue to increase, it is affecting everyone and in particularly the troops fighting in wars. This video shows how the United States military has given Quantum Technologies the task to develop new fighting vehicles based on hydrogen engines. Shows how they make use special polymers with carbon fibres to develop the strength of the vehicles. Testings were done on the tanks firing with different weapons. The vehicles they developed utilize water (H2O) as fuel. An interesting film showing applications of hydrogen engines.
A short introductory video describing how a typical Internal Combustion Engine Piston is machined from aluminium.
This video demonstrates some basic properties of the combustion of magnesium metal.
A video clip showing how composites are replacing many of today's materials. In particular aircraft wing structure are now commonly made of carbon fibre composite layers held together by epoxy resisn which produce a material that is light, strong and rigid. Piezoelectric fibres which can change shape or morph from one shape to another are paving way for new wing designs.
A demonstration of waterjet cutting from a thick blocl of aluminium by FedTech.
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.
An animated video clip demonstrating the procedure and process of installing a hip implant.
A video review by CNET on the TATA Nano which has being crowned the cheapest car in the world. This can only be made possible by advacnement in materials electrical engineering.
Aluminum can be polished effectively and inexpensively with the use of vinegar or with a paste in the form of ketchup.
This video clip from BBS shows the manufacturing and technology of producing alloys wheels for road cars to racing cars made from light alloy metals from design to manufacture of the finished item.
A video clip showing the future of lightweight material, Magnesium. Alloy composing of titanium alumina are already in existence for the construction industry. A new lightweight material is required for automotive and aerospace industry. Magnesium which is the lightest of all metal display many potentials. The video demonstrate the properties of magnesium (Mg), the challenges associated with using magnesium (Mg), the characterization and processing of these lightweight magnesium alloys.
A video clip showing the production of aluminum cans. Aluminum never deteriorates and therefore can be recycled completely unlike plastics. The video demonstrate the manufacturing of aluminum cans starting from a aluminum sheet that is made into circular shape by a punch press machine, drawing into a can-shape, cleaning using using hydrochloric acid and deionized water, through to varnishing and printing the outside of the can, as well as coating the inside of the can and finally necking. Inspection and packaging aspects are also covered.
Material scientists are developing carbon nanotubes to regenerate bone within the body to overcome some of the challenges and limitations of conventional bone implants. They are proposing to coating the carbon nanotube bone scaffold with collagen to promote new bone regeneration.
A multi layer titanium part is cut at an angle using a waterjet cutter. This video produced by FedTech.
A video using magnesium engine case cleaing on a Porsche 911.
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.
The features of this new production technology include its use of precious metals that have high melting points as the tube material, which is then deposited on a linear surface. Subsequently, only the surface material is removed to create a hollow structure. This technology reduces defects, improves rigidity, and can produce complex forms coated with pharmaceutical agents.
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.
A video clip showing the use of shape memory alloys in aircraft wings could be used to reduce turbulence in airplanes. The shape memory effect of alloys of titanium, nickel and copper is demonstrated and explained. Such alloys have been used to create a prototype aircraft wing. The advantages of the materials in this application are outlined.
A video clip showing how titanium has revolutionize the aerospace industry with the world's fastest plane, the SR71, being built from titanium. The video shows the manufacturing of titanium from the mining of the titanium ore and takes it through the complex and expensive processing of the titanium which can take up to six months.
A video clip animation showing the process by which powders are compacted in the powder metallurgy process. The animation demonstrates the automated process used to produce green powder compacts.
Scientists are looking to nature for inspiration for today's robotic design. This video shows the various robots that have being designed based on a concepts found in nature. Using these concepts, scientists have taken robots way passed simple machanical devices. They are now able to create more complex robots with a greater range of movements, logic and flexibility.
A video demonstration on nanocrystalline aluminium thin film under applied stress.
This video provides an overview of the metal injection molding process, itself a powder metallurgy production process. From the blending of metal powders and binders, to the pressing of green parts, to the sintering of compoents, this vidoe provides an excellent review of the entire production process.
The ASPEX Metal Quality Analyzer (MQA) has for years, been at the forefront of inclusion analysis in investigative work to determine castability issues and improve product quality. The control of inclusions relies on accurate knowledge about the phase changes and compositional relation of them under various chemical and thermal conditions during processing. Given the direct link between the inclusion content and steel production process, manufacturers of steel demand an analyzer that can operate under adverse conditions.
A video demonstration on the lightweight, flame retardant ammunition packaging for the military. Demonstrates how the material is made to provide these unique features.
A video clip describing what nanomanufacturing involves and its applications and how nanomanufacturing will usher in the next global industrial revolution and replace our current manufacturing base with development of lighter and stronger alloys, higher strength materials,enhanced metal cutting tools,scratch resistant coatings are amongst the few applications.
A video clip from Alcoa demonstrating advanced materials and integrated solutions for both commercial and military aerospace applications.
An excellent documentary clip showing the future of the space elevator. The use of carbon nanotube to build man-kinds first space elevator. It was once thought as science fiction but the reality of it is closer than we think thanks to the advancement in nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes. Interviews with experts in all disciplines in the scientific community to detail the construction of the space elevator. A must see ~
An excellent video clip showing the applications of nanotechnology in the running shoe. A very precise animation and explanation on the molecular level of how molecules interact in our running shoe and how advacnement in nanotechnoloyg is changing the materials we use in running shoes.
ASPEX has developed the industry's only totally integrated solution for the automated detection, identification, and characterization of micron-level debris in automotive manufacturing and cleansing operations, the AQC. Manufacturers have come to understand that particles smaller than can be seen by their current optical and gravimetric inspection techniques can impact production—particles that are easily be identified and characterized by the AQC.
A video clip shows how the Suzuki Precision is pushing the limits, as customer needs are becoming more demanding in fields such as medical science, biotechnology and the semiconductor industry witht he advancement of nanotechnology. These industries are requiring more sophisticated cutting tools and cutting processes with various types of metal are required. In particular Suzuki Precision works with titanium developing processing technologies to produce cost effective finished items.
George Collins CEO of the CAST Cooperative Research Centre in Australia explains what who his organisation is and what they have set out to do and who is involved. In particular CAST partner with members of industry and look to improve processes and materials.
The Ferrari F1 racecar set a record winning double titles. Crucial to this achievement was the incorporation of aluminum forged 2 piece wheels featuring the world-renowned BBS. This video demonstrate how aluminium forging has helped in the development process.
This is a video course on the strength of materials. The video provides fundamentals to understanding the strength of materials. A good insight into the fundamental knowledge.
A video demonstrating on how titanium hammers are produced and the many benefits and advantages that titanium hammers can offer.
Ever wander how the iPhone is able to flip its screen as you rotate your phone ? Watch and find out how.
This video shows the various processes used by Rays Wheels to manutacture both forged and cast aluminium wheels for road cars
Introducing the new Phenom benchtop electron microscope from FEI. With today's industry requiring higher quality control and speed, the Phenom can produce high resolution images from submicron to nanoscale in seconds. It as easy as using a digital camera. This video will show you how~~
A video clip providing a basic understanding of heat treatment of metals and alloy structures. A description of crystallography and crystallization changes that occur and how they affect the properties of metals and alloys.
A video clip showing testing of the revolutionary Dragon Skin body armor made from advanced ceramic and titanium composite discs that interlink with each other allowing impact energy of the bullet to be dispersed. The video shows conventional steel armor with steel plates being tested using steel core armor penetrating bullets. You'll be surprised at the result!!
A demonstration of high speed milling of Ti6Al4V titanium alloy using Surfcam's patented TrueMill technology.
The Clemex CMT is an automated microhardness testing machine that can operate in Vickers or Knoop testing modes. Operation can be fully automatic thanks to PC control and image analysis software.
Demomstration of waterjet cutting a ceramic coated titanium part by FedTech.