Article - 21 Jul 2001
Silver metal in its pure state has a brilliant white metallic lustre and it is a little harder than gold and is very ductile and malleable. It has 3 commercial types and applications in jewellery,...
Article - 20 Jul 2001
Gold is most widely known as a precious metal due to its high lustre and chemical inertness. It is also used for coinage, ornaments, jewellery, gilding, textile industry, radiation control,...
Article - 3 May 2002
Alumina (aluminium oxide) is a versatile oxide ceramic material. This blog post will look at the different commercial grades available.
Article - 15 Jan 2002
Zirconium is usually contaminated with hafnium due to their chemical similarity. It is resistant to most solvents and performs well in nuclear reactors, where most zirconium metal is used.
Article - 11 Apr 2001
An innovative titanium casting technology developed by Taramm is outlined. It incorporates vaccum melting and pouring and uses purpose designed moulds which generates a magnetic field resulting in...
Article - 7 Feb 2001
Brasses are alloys of copper and zinc (generally 5 to 40%). They are used for high pressure gas valves, gilding metals, plumbing systems and heat exchangers.
Article - 2 Aug 2009
Tungsten Carbide is often referred to as a Hard Metal due to it’s very high hardness in relation to other metals. Tungsten Carbide is actually a composite material with hard particles of Tungsten...
Article - 31 Jul 2010
Aculon's thin film coatings enable unique performance, process simplification and excellent value across a broad range of metal, plastic and glass surfaces and interfaces. They find applications in...
Article - 30 May 2010
Niton XRF analyzers are designed to quickly and reliably provide accurate metals analysis, and have become the worldwide standard for identifying and quantifying lead, cadmium and other toxic heavy...
Article - 6 Jun 2002
Gutta percha is a form of natural rubber introduced to the west in 1843. It was used for wire insulation for submarine telephone cales, golf balls and jewellery making. It has few uses today except in...