Article - 13 Dec 2005
The term “high-performance ceramics” refers to a variety of often highly-specialized ceramic materials. These materials demonstrate a unique spectrum of mechanical, electrical, thermal and...
Article - 8 Dec 2005
CeramTec is a manufacturer of Alumina and Aluminum Nitride substrates. Rubalit® and Alunit® materials were developed in their own laboratories.
Article - 15 Jul 2003
SuperCooler technology was developed by Ladish. It uses compressed air carefully controled by computers to control cooling rates and reduce thermal stresses while optimising properties. The process...
Article - 5 Mar 2003
Polyetheretherketone is ahigh performance thermoplastic that is strong, stiff, hard and has high temperature resistance. Other properties such as electrical, mechanical, physical, thermal and chemical...
Article - 17 Jan 2003
The Venlo system from X-Tek provides a digital alternative to x-ray film non-destructive testing. The benefits, capabilities, resolution, penetration and design features of the system are outlined.
Article - 30 Aug 2002
Laser forming is a deposition process which can produce titanium parts directly from CAD drawings. It has advantages over casting and machining in certain applications. The process, advantages,...
Article - 11 Mar 2002
Superalloys are emerging as a viable alternative to ceramic filters for clean burning coal power generators. The possibility of creating thin filters with high surface area and limited susceptibility...
Article - 27 Feb 2002
Buckytubes are a type of fullerene or perfect carbon structure. The discovery, evolution and structure of single and multiwall buckytubes are considered. Advantages over other materials including...
Polymer nanocomposites, polymers that are reinforced with nano-sized particles, provide enhanced mechanical, thermal, electrical, and barrier properties. Continued research and development of new...
Article - 24 May 2001
Thermoplastic additives such as plasticisers, flame retardants, UV stabilisers, antioxidants and other additives are explained. Fillers, reinforcements and blends such as acrylonitrile butadiene...