Article - 16 Aug 2002
Researchers’ interest in thermal spraying varies from the very practical to the uncommon and theoretical studies.
Article - 13 Aug 2002
Titanium is probably best known for its application in aircraft components. This article covers many titanium alloys and there usage in the aerospace industry.
Article - 4 Jul 2002
Vacuum induction melting is a process used for high purity metals and alloys. The process and furnace components are outlined. The types of materials typically processed, removal of impurities and...
Article - 24 Sep 2001
Although production costs for composite materials (polymer, ceramic and metal matrix) are coming down, it is difficult for them to become accepted materials for aeroengine applications. Thus article...
Article - 14 Sep 2001
Cold spraying is a coating technology similar to thermal spraying, but carried out at ambient temperatures. It has the advantage that coatings do not need to cool from elevated temperatures and hence...
Article - 23 Aug 2001
The use of abradable coatings has enabled increased efficiency gas turbine engines by reducing the clearances between fan and shroud and increasing the operating temperature. They can be applied to...
Article - 28 May 2001
Processes such as plasma spraying, flame spraying and high velocity oxy-fuel spraying are briefly explained. Applications such as surface protection, wear and corrosion resistance, microelectronics,...
Article - 7 Mar 2001
Smart coatings provide an optimal response to an external stimulus. They have potential applications in building windows for thermal/UV control, wear and corrosion and aerospace. Also covered are...
Article - 13 Feb 2009
The fundamental premise of machine condition monitoring by wear particle analysis is that an abnormal wear mode causes an increase in the size and concentration of wear particles above a previously...
Article - 12 Feb 2009
As a particle shape classifier, the LNF provides the user with shape recognition of all particle greater than 20 µm by using a neural network. As a particle counter, the LNF processes and stores...