Article - 11 Dec 2008
Zircalon is a grade of partially stabilised zirconia, PSZ(ZrO2). Zircalon is used in applications typically in the metal forming industry.
Article - 25 Jul 2005
British scientists have perfected a way of producing self reinforced polypropylene parts which will help vehicle manufacturers meet stringent new laws on recycling. The technology opens the door fpr...
Article - 7 Apr 2003
Ink-jet texturising is a technology for producing surfaces with controlled textures. This new technology overcomes limitations of other technologies and can be used in a broad range of applications.
Article - 4 Apr 2003
Mazda have devloped a new design for automotive bonnets that is aimed at reducing the severity of head injuries sustained by pedestrians in traffic accidents. The design and its advantages are...
Article - 11 Oct 2002
Pressload is a material developed to improve vehicle safety. It was deigned to reduce injury to pedestrians. Pressload uses a specially arranged geometry which provides strength and impact energy...
Article - 5 Apr 2002
A report on the use of plastic body panels for cars, the materials, development process and obstacles. The advantages and propsects for the future are also covered.
Article - 11 May 2005
C101 is the moderate copper with high ductility and impact strength used in engineering applications. C101 is the base material that common brasses and bronzes are produced from. The properties,...
Article - 2 Apr 2004
Glow discharge optical emission spectroscopyis a quantitative depth profiling technique suited to the chemical analysis of surface coatings or treated surfaces. Examples and applications of GD-OES are...
Article - 30 Oct 2003
Forging processes used in Australia such as open die, closed die, non-ferrous and cold and warm steel forging are outlined. Their applications and limitations are also described.
Article - 10 Sep 2002
With the increasing use of lighter gauge steels and weight saving materials in automotive panelling, dent resistance becomes an important issue. Causes, testing, predicting, materials properties and...