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  • Article - 15 Feb 2002
    Every year, 200 million tungsten bullets are produced, each using an ounce of tungsten. That amounts to over 5500 tons or one-eighth of the current annual tungsten consumption across the globe.
  • 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 - 18 Apr 2005
    Aluminium alloy 1050 is a popular grade of aluminium for general sheet metal work where moderate strength is required. 1050 is known for its excellent corrosion resistance, high ductility and highly...
  • 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 - 15 Feb 2002
    Cobalt-chromium-tungsten alloys often referred to as stellite, are a group of wear-resistant alloys with applications where a tough wear-resistant material is necessary.
  • Article - 29 Jul 2001
    Black was the first person to recognize magnesium (Mg) as an element in 1755. Later, in 1808, Davy isolated this element by evaporating mercury from a magnesium amalgam.
  • Article - 28 Jul 2001
    Tungsten has the highest melting point (3410°C) and the highest tensile strength at temperatures over 1650°C of all the metals. It is used for lamp filaments, x-ray targets, aerospace applications and...
  • Article - 30 Oct 2003
    The history and dvelopment of the metals forging industry is described. From its origins, throught the 19th century to modern day. Key materials developments are also described.
  • Article - 28 Jul 2001
    Although lead occurs as such in nature, it is rare. Lead is chiefly obtained from galena (PbS) through the process of roasting.