Article - 20 Jul 2001
Copper is tough and ductile, but is valuable due its ability to conduct electricity. While it is suited to many applications most centre around its excellent electrical conductivity (e.g. busbars and...
Article - 19 Apr 2005
Aluminium alloy 2011 is a high mechanical strength alloy that machines exceptionally well. Often called a Free Machining Alloy or "FMA" it is well suited to use in automatic lathes.
Article - 7 Jul 2004
Scientists at the University of Virginia have announced the discovery of a non-magnetic amorphous material that is three times stronger than conventional steel and has superior anti-corrosion...
Article - 21 Aug 2003
The three most significant advances in alloy metallurgy since Australia's Federation are reviewed. Namely aluminium alloys and age hardening, stainless steels and nuclear power. Each of these topics...
Article - 10 Jul 2003
Ti5Al1Sn1Zr1V0.8Mo is an alpha titanium alloy with intermediate strength. Compositions, designations, physical and mechanical properties, fabrication details and applications are covered.
Article - 17 Jan 2003
Researchers have found that the chips that are formed during the machining of metals consist of nanocrystals which are highly suited to manufacturing nanostructured materials with properties superior...
Article - 13 Jan 2003
Antimony is an uncommon element that can be found pure or as a compound. Its extraction, properties and applications as a metal and compound are covered.
Article - 19 Nov 2002
Ti3al2.5V, sometimes called half 6-4 is available in two grades. Grade 18 has a small palladium addition to increase corrosion resistance. These grades offer improved strength over pure grades and...
Article - 12 Sep 2002
Ti5Al2.5Sn is a high strength alloy commonly used in airframe and jet engine applications. It has excellent weldability, stability and high temperature strength. Composition, designations, physical...
Article - 23 Aug 2002
Titanium palladium alloys are a family of corrosion resistant alloys, while mechanical properties are very similar to commercially pure titanium. The addition of ruthenium in place of palladium...